Macduff Marine Aquarium


The centrepiece of Macduff's aquarium is a 400,000L open-air tank, complete with kelp-coated reef and wave machine. Marine oddities on view include the brightly coloured cuckoo wrasse, the warty-skinned lumpsucker and the vicious-looking wolf fish. There's also a live CCTV feed from the seabird nesting colonies at the RSPB's Troup Head nature reserve.

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1. Banff Museum

1.31 MILES

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2. Duff House


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3. Portsoy Salmon Bothy

7.31 MILES

Built in 1834 as a workshop, icehouse and storage space for nets and equipment, the bothy now houses a museum that records the history of salmon fishing…

4. Fordyce

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5. Joiner’s Workshop


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6. Fyvie Castle

16.23 MILES

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7. Scottish Lighthouse Museum

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8. Huntly Castle

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