Guide to Banff

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Banff's first castle was built to repel Viking invaders and a charter of 1163 AD shows that Malcolm IV was living there at that time. During this period the town was a busy trading centre in the "free hanse" of Northern Scottish burghs, despite not having its own harbour until 1775. The first recorded Sheriff of Banff was Richard de Strathewan in 1264, and in 1372 Royal Burgh status was conferred by King Robert II.[3] By the 15th century Banff was one of three principal towns exporting salmon to the continent of Europe, along with Aberdeen and Montrose. (Improve this description or add photos)

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Jun 2017
3rd Jun 2017
20th Year Heavy Weights Wrestling Light Field Hill Race Highland Dance read more
Apr 2017
Jul 2017
8th Apr 2017 until 30th Jul 2017 9.30am
Celebrate the work of one of Scotland’s most influential and prolific artists, Sir David Young Cameron (1865 – 1945). Featuring around 30 outstanding prints, drawings and watercolours on loan from the... read more
Jun 2017
1st Jun 2017 10am-12pm, 1-3pm
Get up close and personal with the current work at the house and join the experts on a scaffolding tour of this magnificent country house. read more
Jul 2017
14th Jul 2017 Doors open at 6.15pm for a 7pm strt
Shipwrecked Viola has lost her twin brother, Sebastian. Disguised as a boy for protection she becomes a page in the service of Orsino, the Duke. Bring your picnic and enjoy a Shakespearean classic bro... read more
Jul 2017
Jul 2017
22nd Jul 2017 until 23rd Jul 2017 12-4pm
Meet a Scottish soldier of the Highland Division and find out more about the role the house played as an army base and a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War. Take the chance to get up cl... read more
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