Duff House was designed by William Adam and built between 1735 and 1740 as a country seat for the Earls of Fife.

It is now in the care of Historic Scotland. A treasure house with an extraordinary history, it contains masterpieces on long-term loan from the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. These include El Greco's Saint Jerome in Penitence, Gainsborough's magnificent portrait of John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, and canvases by Raeburn, Ramsay and Etty. There are also outstanding collections of furniture, including chairs by Chippendale, glass, china and ornate tapestries.

Duff House

Low Street, Banff, Aberdeenshire, AB45 3SX

01261 818181


Opening times

Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Thur to Sun, 9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)
Closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm

Guided tours 9.30am and 11.15am. Free flow access from 2pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Fri to Sun, 10.15am to 4pm (last entry 3.15pm)
Closed for lunch from 12.15pm to 1pm.

Guided tour 10.30am. Free flow access 1pm

We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry.

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