In the Area

The townscape of Banff is one of the best preserved in Scotland and has many historic buildings including Duff House and fragments of the former royal Banff Castle.

The Banffshire coast is perfectly placed for following the Castle Trail – starting right on the doorstep with Duff House in Banff. It is also an excellent base for exploring the Malt Whisky Trail. Each of the eight distilleries and one cooperage on the Trail are within easy driving distance of the coast.

Many of the nearby fishing villages also contribute to tourism in the area, in particular Crovie and Pennan.

The Banff area is often entitled ‘Scotland’s Dolphin Coast’ and as the name suggests, it is home to around 130 bottlenose dolphins. This group of dolphins has made their home in the Moray Firth and is the most northerly population of dolphins in the world. If you would prefer to be up close and personal then there are many boat trips departing from Macduff that the hotel can help you book.

Below are links to other attractions in the area to help with organising activities during your stay

Local walks

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40 Miles and Over