This picturesque and mostly Georgian resort boasting miles of beaches sits at the mouth of the River Deverton on the
Moray Firth. Made a royal burgh in 1372 by
Robert 11, it prospered in the 18th century
once it had acquired a harbour.
Its castle was built in the mid-18th century but Banff’s most famous building is restored Duff House.
Completed in 1740 and built by William Adam, it is now a satellite of the National Galleries of Scotland. The Biggar Fountain stands on the site of a gallows where, in 1701, a local outlaw went to his death playing the fiddle.