The image top is of Banff Bridge on the east
side of the Town, looking over the River
Deveron towards the neighbouring Town of
only 1 mile east. This Bridge was completed in
1780, widened in 1881.
The second image is from the Bridge looking
over Banff, East Beach, and Harbour. This is a
long Sandy Beach seldom used, as most people
seem to prefer the Beach on the west side of
The third image is of Banff Harbour, now
mainly used as a Marina.
In the centre of Banff, on Church Street,
are the remains of Old St Mary's
Church, built in 1471 on the site of an
earlier Church. Old St Mary's was demolished in
1797, leaving a Mausoleum of the Ogilvie family
and the Grave Yard.
was built from the 1100s on Castle Street, high
above St Mary's Old Church. That Castle was
demolished in the 1700s with a Mansion being
built in its place. The Mansion now serves as
the Banff Castle Community and Arts
A short walk uphill from Old St Mary's is
Low Street with the Town House, Market Cross,
and Biggar Fountain. The Market Cross was built
in 1628, Town House Steeple 1767, Town House
1797, and Fountain 1878.
At the south side of Low Street is a large
Car Park and Banff Parish
Church, completed in 1790. The completion
of this Church led to Old St Mary's being
Next to Banff Parish Church, on the High
Street, is the Museum of Banff. The Museum was
founded in 1828, moving to this building after
its completion in 1902. The Museum covers
Artifacts from the Celtic Period up to Modern
Next to the large Car Park is the entrance
to Duff House and Country Estate, one third of
a mile walk. There is also a Car Park in the
Estate, close to Duff House and the Kids Play
Duff House was
completed in 1740 for William Duff of Braco,
designed by William Adam. The House was gifted
to Banff Burgh in 1906, with it being uses as a
Hotel, Sanatorium, Prisoner of War Camp,
Barracks, and since 1995, part of the National
Galleries of Scotland, open most of the year
Duff House Royal
Golf Club was built in the Duff House
Estate in 1909, one of the top Parks Courses in
Banff Links Caravan
Park is on the west side of Banff, next to
the West Beach. This Holiday Park has pitches
for Tourers and Tents.
Banff West Beach, also known as Boyndie
Beach, or Inverboyndie Beach, is the busiest
Beach in the Banff area with a large Car Park
and Kids Play. It is a 1 mile coastal walk from
Banff Harbour to this Beach.
1100s - Banff Castle was used by King
Malcolm IV to help combat Viking raids in the
area. The Town grew around that Castle.
There was a ferry at this time for crossing
the River Deveron.