Banff, located in Aberdeenshire, is situated in Scotland and has traditionally been a fishing village. Although the town is not as large as it once was, visitors will still find that it is quite charming and will most certainly enjoy its location on the coast. Even though the town is somewhat small, there are still plenty of eateries to enjoy while in the local area as well as shops that visitors will find interesting to browse. Within Banff as well as the surrounding area, there are also several accommodation options from which to choose. The town can be easily accessed from outlying towns.
The Scottish town of Banff is located within the area of Aberdeenshire. The town is located on the banks of the Banff Bay. Up until 1975 the town of Banff was part of the county town that was known Banffshire.
The modern town of Banff features a wide range of attractions including an aquarium, beaches, two good-sized golf courses. The town of Banff was once the home of the sculpture park that is known as Colleonard however this has been relocated to Aviemore.
Ever year there is an annual festival held within the town and this festival is known as the COAST festival of the visual arts. This visual arts festival runs over a long weekend and it has attractions both in Macduff and Banff. The festival usually runs over the bank holiday weekend at the end of May.
The landscape of the town is one of the best preserved within the whole of Scotland and it features a range of historic buildings which include some of the remaining fragments of the old Royal Banff Castle. The town of Banff also features a museum that was donated by Andrew Carnegie and there is also a maritime museum within the town of Macduff. One of the biggest attractions within the area is the nearby Duff House, which was designed by William Adam during 1730 and this house is one of the finest classical houses within Scotland. Duff House is open to the public and the Scottish National Gallery uses it.
The nearby Wrack Woods that are located to the south of Duff House are also open to the public. In the woods there is a wide range of attractions including an old ice house, a wonderful array of walks and also a mausoleum. The nearby River Deverton is very popular for fishing especially for trout and salmon.