Re­gion of­fers plenty for vis­i­tors to ex­plore

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The Banff­shire coast boasts an ar­ray of tourist at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing stately homes, fas­ci­nat­ing fish­ing vil­lages and cel­e­bra­tions of its nau­ti­cal links.

Duff House, Banff – This Ge­or­gian es­tate man­sion and its grounds were once home to the Duff fam­ily. The build­ing has also been a ho­tel, a sana­to­rium and was even bombed by the Nazis dur­ing the Sec­ond World War while Al­lied troops were sta­tioned there. It houses a cel­e­brated col­lec­tion of paint­ings.

Mac­duff Marine Aquar­ium – It pro­vides a home from home for some of the marine wildlife that can be found in the nearby Mo­ray Firth.

Pen­nan – The tiny coastal com­mu­nity will for­ever be a draw for film fans af­ter fea­tur­ing in 1983 Burt Lan­caster hit, Lo­cal Hero.

Scot­tish Tra­di­tional Boat Fes­ti­val at Port­soy – Thou­sands of vis­i­tors flock to the vil­lage ev­ery sum­mer for the two-day cel­e­bra­tion of its mar­itime links.

Cullen Skink – A trip to Banff­shire would not be com­plete with­out sam­pling one of the re­gion’s fa­mous dishes. The soup con­sists of smoked had­dock, pota­toes, onion and milk or cream.

San­dend beach – One of the most pop­u­lar surf­ing beaches in Scot­land; the sport’s “jewel in the crown”.

Duff House in Banff has a renowned paint­ing col­lec­tion

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