North East Coast Tour – £50.00
This tour combines the beauty of Duff House with the stunning coastline of the North Coast and the romance of lighthouses. Not just any lighthouse, but Scotland's first!
When: Sunday at 09:30
Where: The Craftsman Coffee & Ale House (AB11 6NE) either inside or near the crossing lights on Guild Street.
How long: 7 hours
On this tour we visit the beautiful Duff House in the coastal town of Banff. A magnificent early Georgian mansion, designed by William Adam for the Earl of Fife. It is considered to be an Adam masterpiece and is one of the most important buildings in the North. Construction began on the 11th June 1735 and the building was finished five years later, although it took over 100 years to complete the interior. You will have time to explore the building and enjoy lunch in the tearooms located in the old kitchens.
Next we take the scenic route from Banff to Fraserburgh with stops along the way to enjoy the coastline and remote coastal villages along the way.
We will next visit the Scottish Lighthouses Museum and tour Kinnaird lighthouse. This is not just any lighthouse, but Scotland’s first. In 1787, Kinnaird Head Lighthouse started off life as a giant lamp positioned on the roof of the castle. When structural problems began to appear, Robert Stevenson engineered a foundation, walls and a spiral staircase through the heart of the castle, completing construction in 1824. He even preserved the original castle structure – this has to be seen to be believed!
Extras: This tour does not include entry. Duff House £9.00, lunch is on average £10.00 and Lighthouse Museum £9.00