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Duff House Mausoleum, Wrack Woods, Banff

Door open days

15 September 2019 (10.00am - 4:00pm)


Built on the site of a Carmelite burial ground this “Gothick” structure houses the remains of the first five Earls (starting in 1705) and other Duff family members, with several interesting memorials. Outside is a tomb that used to be in Banff cemetery and was falsely used by the 2nd Earl to claim a family connection to Robert the Bruce – with an interesting linked story involving the Carmelite monks from the nearby “Mount Carmel” (also worth a visit, a further 300m along the track). The mausoleum occupies an extremely peaceful and picturesque location above the River Deveron, so much so that it has been used for weddings. – It also contains several excellent examples of quite early Coade stone, an 18th century artificial stone that can weather extremely well – even here after more than 200 years in what is perhaps the most northerly example.

Disabled access - Partial - Outside - yes for wheelchairs; Inside - 3 steps to access but then flat.

Disabled Toilets - either at Duff House itself or with radar key near the rugby pitches, both passed about 1 mile before on the way to the Mausoleum.

Toilets - either at Duff House itself or near rugby pitches, both passed about 1 mile on the way to the Mausoleum.

Parking - near Duff House with about a mile walk. Disabled parking for 2 cars adjacent to the Mausoleum.

Refreshments are available at Duff House.



Key Information

Building Date: 1792

Where to find us

  • Duff House Mausoleum
  • Duff House, Wrack Woods
  • Banff
  • AB45 3SX