History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The most interesting historic building is, without doubt, the old parish church of St Peter, now sadly roofless, which dates to at least the 14th century. In the churchyard stands a 14-foot high medieval cross.
A mile or so the west of Duffus village stands the ancient standing stone known as Camus's Stone, while a mile to the east stands Gordonstoun House, now an independent school.
To the south-east stands Duffus Castle, perhaps the best surviving example of a Norman motte and bailey castle in Scotland.
The Norman castle was likely a mere wooden palisade atop the conical mound we see today, but the wooden fortress was replaced in the 14th century by a strong stone keep, to which domestic buildings were added in the 15th century.
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Address: Duffus, Moray, Scotland
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On the B9012 between Hopeman and Lossiemouth
Photo Credit: Anne Burgess, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Duffus, St Peter's Kirk and Parish Cross - 0.4 miles (Historic Church)
Camus's Stone - 0.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Duffus Castle - 0.9 miles (Castle)
Burghead Well - 3.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Burghead Promontory Fort - 3.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Quarry Wood Henge - 3.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Spynie Palace - 4.1 miles (Historic Building)
Moray Motor Museum - 4.3 miles (Museum)
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