After breakfast how about a visit the Portsoy Salmon Bothy Museum. This is housed in a former working salmon house built in 1834. A great place to find out about the history of salmon fishing and boat building.
Then a treat; an ice cream from one of the best ice cream parlours in the north east "Portsoy Ice Cream"
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For the afternoon a must see is Duff House, Banff
Home to an outreach art gallery for the National Galleries of Scotland, Duff House is the perfect setting for displaying priceless works of Art from Masters, such as El Greco, Thomas Gainsborough and Henry Raeburn. This magnificent Georgian Mansion House was designed by renowned Scottish Architect William Adams and was built for William Duff, Lord Braco, between 1735 and 1740. The house is adorned with elaborate masonry and internally has been fitted out with period furniture and many interesting historical artefacts.
Look out for the beautiful portrait of Lady Honeyman and her family by Alexander Nasmyth, revealing family values at the end of the 1700’s.
The grounds of Duff House are equally fascinating and permit great walks of varying lengths. Wander through the landscape grounds set out with carriage drives and ornamental follies or take a longer walk to the stunning arch of Bridge of Alvah, built in 1772, and crossing the River Deveron where it passes through a narrow steep gorge.