Banffshire, in Scottish Gaelic Siorrachd Bhanbh, is one of the lieutenancy regions of Scotland. The county remained predominantly Catholic after the Reformation and long suffered persecution and discrimination from Presbyterian Protestants.
The county seat is Banff, although the largest settlement is Buckie in the west. It borders Moray Firth to the north, Morayshire and Inverness-shire to the west and Aberdeenshire to the east and south.
Things to do in Banffshire
Duff House is the premier suburb of the National Galleries of Scotland, with a collection of exquisite paintings and furniture. Duff House is located in Banff and was designed by Scottish architect William Adam in the 18th century.
Banff Bay is a small coastal port in Scotland, located between Banff and the town of Macduff in Aberdeenshire. The Burn of Myrehouse is one of the streams that drain into Banff Bay. Banff Bay is an important geographical feature on the north coast of Aberdeenshire. It can be seen in many places on the coastal plain, such as Longman Hill, a little further to the east.
Temple of Venus
The belvedere Temple of Venus, designed by William Adam, offers views of the Deveron River, the bridge, the Duff House and the golf course, and the Royal Burgh of Banff.
Cragganmore Distillery is one of Scotland's many whiskey distilleries located across the country, creating one of the most complex single malt whiskeys of the Speyside malts.
Macduff Marine Aquarium
At Macduff Marine Aquarium, you will face all kinds of marine creatures living under the steel blue Moray Bay. Macduff Marine Aquarium is part of the Aberdeen County Council and is owned and operated by Live Life in Aberdeenshire. It aims to increase awareness, enjoyment, and management of the Moray Firth marine environment entertainingly and educationally.