Local Area Information

Banff is a town in the Banff and Buchan area of Banffshire, Scotland. It is situated on Banff Bay and faces the town of Macduff across the estuary of the River Deveron. It is a former Royal Burgh, and is the county town of the historic county of Banffshire.

  • Aberdeenshire Visitor Guide:  visitabdn.com is a very detailed site offering suggestions of What's On, What To Do, Where to Eat & Drink etc. There is a useful itinerary and map builder to help plan trips. 

  • Local Highland Games - website is scotlandsbestbandbs.co.uk then click on Events tab for Either Food & Drink Festivals or Highland Games it shows everywhere.

  • North East 250 Route -The North East 250 explores everything for which Scotland is famous in a unique Scottish road trip taking you through the whisky distilleries of Speyside, the spectacular mountain passes of the Cairngorms National Park, the famous castles of Royal Deeside, the Granite City of Aberdeen, the rugged North Sea coastline to the east, and the picturesque seaside villages of the Moray Firth Coast.

  • The Malt Whisky Trail - The whisky trail is on our doorstep! All distilleries are within easy driving distance, they offer tastings, tours and visitor shops. The Malt Whisky Trail is made up of nine locations, each one sitting in the Speyside whisky region. Check website for full details.

  • Golf This is golfers heaven! Locally are the excellent Duff House Royal,  Royal Tarlair and Cullen, but the list could go on and on... From Parkland to Links and Championship courses, the area has it all.  

  • Walking - there are lots of different walks around this coast, from coastal, cliff paths to the old railway line and aqueducts.    See websites for details:10 Best Trails, Banff and Buchan Walks From the apartment  (turn left) you can follow the coastal path along to Inverboyndie Beach and on to Whitehills, a small fishing village with a nice marina and a brilliant fish and chips cafe! (approx 2 miles)