Holiday Destinations in Banffshire
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Short Breaks in Banffshire
Banffshire is situated on the east coast of Scotland, just south of the Moray Firth, a large inlet of the North Sea. This coastline famously attracts dolphins, porpoises and sometimes even whales. Its cliff tops are home to numerous sea birds, puffins being a particular favourite, which can be seen by visitors on bird watching cruises.
Many artists have been drawn to Banffshire by its reputation for beautiful sunsets, natural light, mysterious coves and cliff top walks. Several fishing villages are strewn along the coastline and famously include the village of Pennan, where the classic film Local Hero was shot. Golfers are well served by the Duff House Royal Golf Club and the Royal Talair Golf Club.
Banffshire has a rich history, including several Bronze Age sites and many examples of castles, forts and fine historic homes. Duff House, at the edge of the River Deveron, is a grand Georgian mansion, open to visitors, with its own gallery of fine paintings. A variety of festivals are hosted in Banffshire throughout the year covering a range of interests such as fishing, boats, whisky and folk music.