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Banff Town Information

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View of Banff across the mouth of the River Deveron - Photo © Anne Burgess
View of Banff across the mouth of the River Deveron
Photo: Anne Burgess CCL

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.