View of low grassy hills sloping down to a small beach in Banff, Aberdeenshire Image credit: The Old Customs House in Banff

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Banff

Towards the north of Scotland, in the county of Aberdeenshire, lies the little, scenic seaside town of Banff. On the coast and backed by dramatic countryside, Banff holiday cottages are in a prime spot on the Moray Fiirth for an action-packed holiday for the kids while giving parents an opportunity to relax and enjoy the clean, fresh air. The coastline is lined with beautiful beaches, craggy cliffs, wonderfully clean sands, and a sea with safe swells and tides.

Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Craig Lodge is a secluded waterside holiday home at Montcoffer with its own salmon and trout beat on the River Deveron. It nestles amidst glorious, wooded countryside near Banff, perfect for fishing holidays and walks on the Moray Firth Coast in Aberdeenshire. There are superb, scenic walks for two and four-footed guests straight from the front door.

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Aerial photo of a large holiday home nestling between mature woodland and fields overlooking a wide river.
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6

Craig Alvah Lodge near Banffis a large and wonderfully luxurious Highland riverside holiday home offering group accommodation in a secluded rural location near the Moray Firth. Its facilities include a  heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub, games room and a trout/salmon fishing beat on the Devoran River.

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Exterior of a two-storey holiday cottage in Banff
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

15 Waters Edge: Your Seaside Holiday Haven in Banff, Aberdeenshire

Nestled on the edge of Banff Bay, 15 Waters Edge is more than just a holiday cottage – it's a fantastic detached property in a prime waterside location perfect for your next unforgettable getaway with family or friends. This large waterside holiday cottage sleeping 8 has all the charm and amenities you need to make your trip truly special, all within the enchanting Mory Firth coastal town of Banff.

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Tiny islands, silhouetted against a setting sun on a calm sea on the Moray Firth in Scotland.
Sleeps
30
Bedrooms
13

Take a look at three luxury waterside cottages sleeping from 6-18 guests on or near Banff on the Moray Firth. The Old Customs House sits on the shores of the Moray Firth, while Craig Lodge and Craig Alvah overlook the Devoran River in an idyllic and remote rural location a few miles inland. All are exquisitely furnished. Montcoffer Cottages are perfect for walking or fly-fishing holidays in the Scottish Highlands and feature a choice of amenities, including hot tubs and an indoor pool.

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Tiny Islands on the calm Moray Firth are silhouetted against a golden sunset.
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4

The Old Customs House is one of Banff’s gems. A large seafront holiday cottage with a hot tub adjoining the Banff Marina. This luxury four-bedroom holiday cottage on the Moray Firth offers a truly memorable holiday experience for families or groups of friends.

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Banff is a historic coastal town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, known for its rich heritage, scenic beauty, and charming surroundings.

Here are some of the highlights:

1. Banff Museum:

Visit the Banff Museum, housed in a 16th-century merchant’s house. It showcases the history and culture of the local area, including displays on fishing, agriculture, and maritime heritage.

2. Duff House:

Explore Duff House, a magnificent Georgian mansion located near Banff. The house boasts a significant art collection and beautiful gardens, making it an excellent place for history and art enthusiasts.

3. Banff Marina and Coastal Walks:

Stroll along the picturesque Banff Marina and enjoy the views of the North Sea. There are coastal walks nearby, where you can breathe in the fresh sea air and admire the rugged coastline.

4. Banff Beach:

Relax on Banff Bridge Beach, a shingle and sand beach popular with locals and visitors alike. It’s a lovely spot to unwind and enjoy the seaside atmosphere. Offering beautiful views across the River Deveron, the car park is at the eastern end, while the western end connects to Banff’s harbour.

5. Banff Castle:

Visit the ruins of Banff Castle, which dates back to the 12th century. Although it is now in disrepair, it offers a glimpse into the town’s historical past.

6. Macduff Marine Aquarium:

You’ll find the Macduff Marine Aquarium across the River Deveron from Banff. It’s an award-winning, family-friendly attraction showcasing the diverse marine life in the Moray Firth waters. Open seven days a week in summer, there’s no need to book, but check out the website for opening times between November and March.

7. Whisky Distillery Tours:

Aberdeenshire is known for its whisky production, and there are several distilleries near Banff where you can take guided tours and tastings. Whisky distilleries within easy reach of Banff include:

  • Glenglassaugh Distillery. Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, AB45 2SQ 8 miles. ...
  • Knockdhu Distillery. Knock, by Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 7LJ 11 miles.
  • The GlenDronach Distillery. ...
  • Auchroisk Distillery. ...
  • Ardmore Distillery. ...
  • The Balvenie Distillery. ...
  • Glenfiddich Distillery. ...
  • The Glenrothes Distillery.

8. Golfing:

If you enjoy golf, visitors are welcome to play a round at Duff House Royal Golf Club, a championship course near Banff set in beautiful parkland with beautiful coastline views.

10. Banff & MacDuff Heritage Trail

Explore Banff and nearby Macduff on a self-guided tour to discover the town’s secrets. Listen to members of the local community telling some of the stories about the hidden history of Banff and Macduff, including wildlife, the military, town life, famous people and religion. You can follow the trail on foot or bicycle. There’s even an app to download as your guide: the izi.TRAVEL app is available from the App Store and Google Play.

 

Banff in the Scottish Highlands offers a mix of history, natural beauty, and recreational activities, making it a delightful destination to explore in the Aberdeenshire region of Scotland. Enjoy the town’s quaint charm and enjoy the scenic coast landscapes during your visit.

 

There are many other attractions within easy reach of Banff, such as fishing ports at Peterhead and Fraserburgh. Spot some other wildlife at Bullers O’Buchan and try to spot an Osprey, some of Scotland’s greatest wild birds of prey. Other surrounding towns that are also of interest to visitors include MacDuff and Portsoy, both of which provide tourist attractions and incredible coastal views and scenery. Banff and the Aberdeenshire area certainly are treats to be appreciated.