The area extends roughly from Buckie on the north-facing coast, to Cruden Bay, north of Aberdeen.
Interesting places to visit are numerous, from fishing ports such as Peterhead and Fraserburgh to more touristy seaside resorts such as Banff and Portsoy.
There is the Dracula-inspiring Slains Castle, seabirds and giant cliff scenery at Bullers o' Buchan, the thousands of wintering birds at Loch of Strathbeg RSPB reserve, superb sandy beaches at Rattray and Sandend and the lighthouse museum at Kinnaird Head.
Fyvie Castle along with the characterful resorts of historic Banff, MacDuff, Portsoy, Cullen (with its famous skink) and Buckie, dotted along the coast make this a stunning place to visit.
For more things to do and see in Banff and Buchan on the Aberdeen shire area see VisitScotland site.