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Local points of interest

Rural Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Morayshire host some of the most beautiful coastlines and countrysides in the whole of the United Kingdom.

Explore the beauty of the Banffshire Coast by visiting their website.

Durn House is perfectly located for you to explore the wonders of North East Scotland, and Durn House is always happy to give you the perfect dinner, night and breakfast to set your day up for the ideal adventure!

Durn House is local to Moray and Aberdeenshire's castle and whisky trails, plus the world famous Cairngorm National Park.

Below are our top 5 things to do in the local area. 

We know of many more - so be sure to ask us when you check in.

Duff House

Unpick the tale of two Williams – William Duff, owner of Duff House, and William Adam, its architect. The two fell out over money during the creation of this splendid early Georgian mansion, leading to a five-year court case.

As home to noted art collectors, Duff House has long been adorned with magnificent paintings. It later played an active role in the Second World War. Today, Duff House is a country house gallery displaying collections from the National Galleries of Scotland.

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Portsoy Ice Cream

Portsoy Ice Cream is a  family run business located in the picturesque harbour village of Portsoy in Aberdeenshire on the Moray Firth, Scotland. Since 2003, Alex and the team have strived to create an exciting range of top quality homemade artisan ice creams and sorbets.

TThe ice cream is all made in our Portsoy shop using the finest, and when possible, local ingredients. Each year they win numerous awards at the National Ice Cream Competition in Harrogate. They look forward to welcoming you soon for the ultimate ice cream experience.

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Suds Surf School

Suds Surf School is based around the beautiful waters of the Moray Firth & the Isle of Tiree, where they opened the island's first surf school in 2004.


They offer a range of watersports including surfing, bodyboarding, standup paddleboarding & coasteering.

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Macduff Marine Aquarium

Situated on Aberdeenshire’s scenic coast in the traditional fishing town of Macduff, Macduff Marine Aquarium features marine life from the Moray Firth, Scotland’s largest bay, in a variety of exciting and innovative exhibits.


Visitors come face to face with hundreds of native fish and invertebrates normally only seen by SCUBA divers who brave the chilly waters of the North Sea.

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Glenglassaugh Distillery Co.

Glenglassaugh Distillery stands at the east end of Sandend bay approximately two miles to the west of Portsoy.

At Glenglassaugh Distillery we produce our whisky using the highest quality of Scottish barley and our traditional distilling methods.

Glenglassaugh’s unique history has allowed us to introduce a very special range of whiskies including old vintages and non-aged expressions.

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