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Banff Hotels and Guest Houses

Banff Springs Hotel
Golden Knowes Road, Banff, AB45 2JE
   +44 (0)1261 812881
Single from: £59.00
Double from: £170.00
per room per night
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Fife Lodge Hotel
Sandyhill Rd, Banff, AB45 1BE
   +44 (0)1261 812436
Single from: £95.00
Double from: £210.00
per room per night
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The county of Aberdeenshire is one of the most fascinating and incredible locales in the United Kingdom. Aside from the rich history of the nation of Scotland that Aberdeenshire has been witness to, the land on which it stands is a treasure trove for archeologists, anthropologists, and nearly every other scholar of the past. In short, Aberdeenshire is old and within its grounds are countless prehistoric and historic treasures. Places like Kempstone Hill and Longman Hill contain relics from the Neolithic age and the vast majority of these treasures have yet to be uncovered. While it would be hard to choose a single town in Aberdeenshire that best represents the magic and wonder of the land, the city of Banff would definitely be in the running. This town, with a meager population of about four thousand people, exemplifies the beauty and age of this part of Scotland partly because of the fact that it is sparsely populated. Fewer homes and buildings essentially means that there are more untainted landscapes. In addition, Banff has been lauded far and wide for its tireless efforts to preserve the historic buildings that have been a trademark of the town for centuries on end.

One of Banff's shining jewels in terms of architecture continues to be the castle that is visible from nearly every corner of the town. It is said that the famed Malcom IV was residing in the town at the time that the castle was being built and the aim was to defend Scotland from the marauding Vikings that were plaguing all areas of Europe at the time. Unfortunately, the castle has been weathered and worn endlessly by the hands of time but the basic shape is still visible. There are still plenty of tollbooths and townhouses that date from the 1100s and further back and these are generally in terrific condition. Many local schools make it a point to take the children on field trips in the area in order to make history come alive rather than lay dormant on lines and lines of text.

It isn't just old buildings that attract people to Banff, though. The town is filled to the brim with new and modern diversions and as such it has quite a healthy tourist population. One of the biggest draws in the town is its annual COAST Festival of the Visual Arts. This soiree lasts all weekend long each May and it offers artistic thrills beyond belief. Wrack Woods is another extremely popular attraction and within it one can find such exciting things as a mausoleum, an ice house, and plenty of gorgeous trails through the hallowed forest. This is what makes Banff so desirable: It adheres to the traditions of its past and it pays due tribute yet it still has plenty of enjoyment to offer people who prefer more modern fare. Banff effortlessly toes the line between the future and the past and therefore it is the kind of city that everybody should visit at least once in their lives.

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