Malcolm IV lived in the first castle, which was built in Banff – Aberdeenshire in 1163. The fortress was built to fend off Vikings and other enemies. Banff was a bustling trade center in the so-called Northern Scottish ‘free hanse’.
Banff never had a seaport of its own until the mid 1770’s.
Richard de Strathewan was first Sheriff of Banff recorded in 1264, whilst King Robert II conferred Banff’s Royal Burgh status by 1372. Banff was one of Europe’s main salmon exporting towns by the 15th century reveled merely by Montrose and Aberdeen.
There is a good deal to do and take pleasure in in this fine area. Enjoy a game of golf, take a ride by car or bicycle, go fishing, go for a stroll or enjoy any of the entertainment activities offered by the town of Banff.
Banff offers some idyllic sights, including the theatrical ruins. Visit them, sit and relax outside them with a book or take out your artists supplies to recreate these places to show to your loved ones and friends back at home.
Banff is an ancient coastal town in Northeast Scotland rimmed by ports and lovely resorts, wildlife and golf courses, offering spectacular scenery.
Mostly farmland towards the inland, with a dramatic coastline in parts, far-reaching sand dunes and jagged cliffs, Sights of Banff tour guide is a beautiful place by all accounts.
Tourist attractions on your must-visit list include and are definitely not limited to: seabirds and colossal precipice view from Bullers o’ Buchan, Dracula-inspiring Slains Castle; Peterhead’s harbor, scores of birds wintering at Loch of Strathbeg RSPB reserve, splendid sandy beaches at Sandend and Rattray, the lovely chateau-like Fyvie Castle and lighthouse museum located at Kinnaird Head, resorts with historic character at Banff, Portsoy, MacDuff, Cullen and Buckie, stunning coastal countryside at Portknockie, and grand golf courses far and wide.