A hidden coastal jewel in Scotland, the Banffshire Moray coast is a wildlife rich coastline – nicknamed Scotland’s Dolphin Coast. Rich in fishing heritage and Georgian architecture, Banff straddling the River Deveron and its famed fishing village neighbour Macduff both make excellent holiday bases for exploring this beautiful stretch of Scotland’s North East coast. Architectural gems by the famous Scottish architect William Adam feature around the town centre and the Banff Museum is where to head to find out more about the town’s fishing and maritime heritage.
Essential visiting is the beautiful Duff House in Banff, a major outposts of the Scottish Galleries, housed within a William Adam designed Georgian country house. See artwork here by El Greco, Raeburn, Gainsborough and others. Head out on the Speyside Whisky Trail around Banff and enjoy selection of Scotland’s finest whisky distilleries including nearby Glenglassaugh Distillery in Portsoy. Don’t miss a tour of best North East attraction the Macduff Marine Aquarium with a fascinating variety of marine life from the Moray Firth! From world class whisky to world class golf, you’ll find two premier golf courses in the Banff area – Duff House Royal and the cliff top parkland course Royal Tarlair in Macduff.
Discover the long sandy beach bays and hidden coves along the conservation Banffshire coast, home to around 130 bottlenose dolphins – one of the world’s most northerly populations of dolphins. Great dolphin viewpoints along the coast include the Troup Head Cliffs RSPB sanctuary and beautiful Banff Bay, one of Scotland’s most spectacular links beaches. Other best beaches like top surfing spot Sandend Bay are also great areas for dolphin watching.
Pick up dolphin and puffin watching boat trips from pretty Macduff harbour where a number of boat charter and cruise companies operate. Browse a superb choice of fisherman’s cottages, cosy guest houses and farmhouse B&Bs, camping and caravan parks listed here on Iknow, all in idyllic coastal locations. Stay on Moray’s Dolphin coast – book Banff accommodation online now!