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Banff and Macduff are neighbouring towns and former burghs in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Until 1975 Banff was the county town of Banffshire. Banff lies on the west bank, and Macduff on the east bank of the mouth of the River Deveron, around 25 miles west of Fraserburgh and 45 miles north of Aberdeen. The modern-day towns have an aquarium, two golf courses (Duff House Royal and Royal Tarlair), beaches, and were home to the Colleonard Sculpture Park which is now relocated in Aviemore. COAST Festival of the Visual Arts is an annual festival of weekend-long events and attractions in both Banff and Macduff.
It runs over the bank holiday weekend at the end of May each year. The townscape, which is one of the best-preserved in Scotland, has many historic buildings, including fragments of the former royal Banff Castle, a museum in Banff donated by Andrew Carnegie, and a maritime heritage centre in Macduff. Close by is Duff House, designed by William Adam in 1730, and one of Scotland's finest classical houses. It is open to the public as an out-station of the National Gallery of Scotland. Though no longer a commercial port, the harbour has been subject to redevelopment during the latter half of 2006 and now has a marina which serves leisure traffic and small fishing boats, the newly constructed marina is only accessible +3hrs mlw due to the heavy and rapid siltation.
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