Duff House

Duff House Duff House is situated on the west bank of the River Deveron, just SE of Banff. This baroque country house is regarded as one of William Adam's greatest achievements, built in 1735 for William Duff, Lord Braco and later 1st Earl of Fife. Duff House is a magnificent early Georgian mansion, designed by William Adam for Earl Fife, and acknowledged to be his masterpiece. The house is now open as a Country House Gallery of the National Galleries of Scotland. Duff House has been a ducal residence, hotel, sanitarium, prisoner of war camp, and is now the principal out-station of the National Galleries of Scotland. Duff House contains a fine collection of paintings, furniture, tapestries and artefacts. There are portraits by Allan Ramsay, Sir Henry Raeburn, an El Greco and paintings from Italy, the Netherlands and Germany. There are three pieces of Chippendale furniture designed by Robert Adam and a superb set of gilt chairs of the French Empire period.

Duff House is operated as a visitor attraction in a three-way partnership involving: the National Galleries, which is responsible for the paintings and other contents of the house; Historic Scotland, which is responsible for the building; and Aberdeenshire Council, which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the gallery.

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