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About Us

Our charming guest house makes the ideal retreat for those looking to indulge in fabulous local dining.

About Durn House

Durn House today is a unique boutique guest house and restaurant, catering to international tourists, local foodies, weary travellers, as well as hosting weddings and private events.


A tastefully restored 18th century Georgian mansion house with strong historical links to the Bonnie Prince Charlie tale, the famous battle of Culloden, and a handful of Scotland's biggest names, Durn House is a must-stay for any history enthusiast or lover of exquisite architecture.

With its huge log fires, beautiful silk drapes, large guest suites, fabulous food, and cosy feel, this makes a perfect setting for a lovely getaway to the historic Scottish North East coast

or a perfectly catered wedding, or private function, with a Georgian backdrop you and your guests will love to return to.

Pot To Plate at Durn House

Our Pot to Plate ethos is the heart of our restaurant, with not only our Head Chef Craig looking after the kitchen garden, but also harvesting from it too.


Our menus are inspired by the best local produce from here in Scotland, as well as what we have grown and foraged ourselves. This provides incredibly fresh produce with exciting ingredients.


With our growing beds, pots and polytunnel adjacent to Durn House your dining experience here at Durn House couldn't be fresher, and enables Craig and the team to produce wonderful and diverse seasonal menus all year round.

Keep up to date with our kitchen garden by following us on Instagram here.

Discover The Local Area

You may already be familiar with the North Coast of Scotland. Referred to as the Moray Coast, Banffshire coast and Aberdeenshire coast, this area of natural beauty is home to a wide array of wildlife including dolphins, whales, seals and sea birds. The local harbour town of Portsoy is home to the annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival which attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the world every year.

The local area is rich in culture and history, with distilleries and castles scattered around the

stunning countryside. 


The landscape is scattered with historic monuments from Portsoy's medieval harbour, Cullen's viaduct, Findlater castle and of course, Durn House itself.


Escape To The North East Coast 250

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..

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