Beaches

Discover a string of pleasant resorts and ports, interspersed with fabulous scenery around the north-east of Scotland. There are also brilliant beaches, wildlife reserves and golf courses.

Coastal Villages

Discover a string of pleasant resorts and ports, interspersed with fabulous scenery around the north-east of Scotland. There are also brilliant beaches, wildlife reserves and golf courses.

Places of Interest

Discover a string of pleasant resorts and ports, interspersed with fabulous scenery around the north-east of Scotland. There are also brilliant beaches, wildlife reserves and golf courses.

Secluded Harbours

Discover a string of pleasant resorts and ports, interspersed with fabulous scenery around the north-east of Scotland. There are also brilliant beaches, wildlife reserves and golf courses.

Stately Homes & Castles

Discover a string of pleasant resorts and ports, interspersed with fabulous scenery around the north-east of Scotland. There are also brilliant beaches, wildlife reserves and golf courses.

Lots to do & see within easy reach

Discover a string of pleasant resorts and ports, interspersed with fabulous scenery around the north-east of Scotland. There are also brilliant beaches, wildlife reserves and golf courses.

Banff and Buchan covers the far north-east coast of Scotland, roughly from Buckie on the north-facing coast, to Cruden Bay, north of Aberdeen. Inland, the landscape is dominated by farmland, while the coastline is dramatic in places, with rugged cliffs and extensive sand dunes.

Interesting places to visit, explore and stay are dotted along the coast, from fishing ports such as Peterhead and Fraserburgh to more touristy seaside resorts such as Banff and Portsoy. Highlights, roughly going around the coast from the south, include: Dracula-inspiring Slain’s Castle; seabirds and giant cliff scenery at Bullers o’ Buchan, the fish-tastic port of Peterhead, thousands of wintering birds at Loch of Strathbeg RSPB reserve, superb sandy beaches at Rattray and Sandend, the lighthouse museum at Kinnaird Head, chateau-like Fyvie Castle, the characterful resorts of historic Banff, MacDuff, Portsoy, Cullen (with its famous skink) and Buckie, cracking coastal scenery at Portknockie, and great golf courses everywhere.

For the walkers there are miles of coastal trails, sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore or if you travel slightly further afield you can follow the Whisky Trail to the Speyside glens of Fiddich and Livet or follow the Castle Trails and view Grampian’s famed historical castles and gardens.

Duff House Country House Gallery, Banff, is a treasure house with an extraordinary history and it contains masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.

Within one mile there are two 18 hole golf courses – Duff House Royal and Royal Tarlair and a 13 bay driving range is situated adjacent to the park.

Other local attractions include a bowling club with outdoor and indoor bowling and licenced bar, an indoor swimming pool, sports facilities and gymnasium.

Sea life cruises, fishing trips or dive trips, wind surfing and other water sports are available along the local coastline, and for the fishing enthusiast there are several loch and river opportunities nearby. Wildlife cruises are available seasonally and offer a variety of trips sailing daily weather permitting from Macduff Harbour, either fishing or taking in the outstanding scenic coast of the Moray Firth with it’s abundance of sea life including whales and dolphins and extensive variety of bird life waiting to be seen.

We also have the award winning Macduff Marine Aquarium with daily fish feeding by divers and is also a great attraction for young and old alike. Macduff Marine Aquarium’s central kelp exhibit is unique in Britain. Other displays include splash tank, touch pools and ray pool. All featuring the marine life of the Moray Firth.

A wealth of information is available for the local area at https://bth.scot

 

2020 dates for your diary

MAY

17th Gordon Castle Highland Games

JUNE

6th  Cornhill Highland Games

12th-14th TMSA Keith Musical Festival

12th – 21st Moray Walking Festival

20th Old Meldrum Highland Games

20th – 21st Castle Fraser Steam Fair

20th – 21st Portsoy Boat Festival

27th European Pipe Band Comp – Inverness

JULY

3rd Aberdeen Highland Games

10th – 12th Stonehaven Folk Festival

18th Tomintoul Highland Games
www.tomintoulhighlandgames.co.uk/home

18th – 19th Jul New Deer Show
www.newdeershow.co.uk

24th – 26th Speyfest – Fochabers www.speyfest.com

25th Dufftown Highland Games
www.dufftownhighlandgames.co.uk

25th Banchory Show www.banchoryshow.co.uk

 

AUGUST

1st  Aboyne Highland Games

2nd – 3rd Turriff Agricultural Show www.turriffshow.org

3rd Aberlour Strathspey Highland Games www.aboutaberlour.co.uk

9th – 10th Keith Country Show www.keithshow.org.uk

13th Ballater Highland Games www.ballaterhighlandgames.com

13th Grantown on Spey Highland Games www.welcometoscotland.com

SEPTEMBER

5th Braemar Highland Gathering www.braemargathering.org

5th Huntly Hairst, www.huntly.net

12th – 20th North East Open Studios
www.northeastopenstudios.co.uk

23rd – 28th Findhorn Bay Festival

27th Vintage Tractor Working Day www.adencountrypark.org.uk

27th Aden Country Fair www.adencountrypark.org.uk

 

We’ve compiled a list of useful links below. If you have any others you think we should consider, please let us know.

Scotland’s National Tourist Board
Best of Banffshire – Banff and Macduff
Undiscovered Scotland – Macduff
Myrus Golf Driving Range
Macduff Tower and Other Scottish Castles
Maduff Marine Aquarium
Royal Tarlair Golf Club
Duff House Royal Golf Club
Malt Whisky Trail
Image Galleries

We are not responsible for the content of any of these external internet sites.

Nearby Attractions – Banff & Macduff

Duff House Country House Gallery, Banff, is a treasure house with an extraordinary history and it contains masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.

Within one mile there are two 18 hole golf courses – Duff House Royal and Royal Tarlair and a new 13 bay driving range and coffee shop is situated adjacent to the park.

Other local attractions include outdoor and indoor bowling, a tenpin bowling alley with bar and restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, sports facilities and gymnasium.

Sea life cruises, fishing trips or dive trips, wind surfing and other water sports are available along the local coastline, and for the fishing enthusiast there are several loch and river opportunities nearby. Puffin Cruises offer a variety of trips sailing daily weather permitting from Macduff Harbour, either fishing or taking in the outstanding scenic coast of the Moray Firth with it’s abundance of sea life including whales and dolphins and extensive variety of bird life waiting to be seen.

We also have the award winning Macduff Marine Aquarium with daily fish feeding by divers and is also a great attraction for young and old alike. Macduff Marine Aquarium’s central kelp exhibit is unique in Britain. Other displays include splash tank, touch pools and ray pool. All featuring the marine life of the Moray Firth.

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