Architect William Adam designed Duff House for William Duff, Lord Braco (later 1st Earl Fife) an astute businessman and politician who wanted not only to succeed, but also to be seen to succeed

In 1735 work began on Adams' design with elaborately carved details being produced in Adam’s own stonework’s in Queensferry. In 1741 worked stopped. Copies of Adam’s original plans, which hang in the buildings study, show the grand curved east and west wings that were never built. By the 1950s, the building had fallen into disrepair and was taken into state care. An extensive programme of conservation works were undertaken and in 1995 Duff House reopened.

This spring and summer a further programme of conservation works will take place including the repointing of chimneys and re-capping of their flues. On this Insight Tour join our District Architect, on the high level scaffolding at Duff House, to see and hear about the latest conservation works.

Due to the nature of this event, individuals will be provided with personal protective equipment, and you will be asked for your shoe size when booking a ticket

We are committed to developing and promoting inclusive access for all while being sensitive to our special historic environments. Please get in touch if you require further information about the access limitations of this event.