Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Banff. You may be able to find further references to Banff in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Banff a royal burgh and seaport, the capital of Banffshire Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Banff.

Place Type of entry Source
Duff House a seat Groome
Headrooms school Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Banff within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Thomas Pennant August 7-13: Aberdeen and the North East 7
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 2: Dundee, Aberdeen and the Highlands 2
James Boswell August 24th to 26th, 1773: Aberdeen to Forres 1
Samuel Johnson Slains Castle and Banff 1
Samuel Johnson Elgin, Forres and Fort George 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Duff House 0 2
Macduff 0 2
Whitehills 0 2
Alvah 0 2
Boyndie 0 2
Boyne 0 2
King Edward 0 2
Portsoy 0 2
Gamrie 0 1
Gardenstown 0 1
Durn 0 2
Craigston 0 2
Cornhill 0 2
Forglen 0 2
Glassaugh 0 2
Fordyce 0 2
Ordiquhill 0 2
Aberchirder 0 2
Troup 0 2
Turriff 0 2