Discover a string of pleasant resorts and ports, interspersed with fabulous scenery around the north-east of Scotland. There are also brlliant beaches, wildlife reserves and golf courses.
Banff and Buchan covers the far north-east coast of Scotland, roughly from Buckie on the north-facing coast, to Cruden Bay, north of Aberdeen. Inland, the landscape is dominated by farmland, while the coastline is dramatic in places, with rugged cliffs and extensive sand dunes.
Interesting places to visit, explore and stay are dotted along the coast, from fishing ports such as Peterhead and Fraserburgh to more touristy seaside resorts such as Banff and Portsoy. Highlights, roughly going around the coast from the south, include: Dracula-inspiring Slains Castle; seabirds and giant cliff scenery at Bullers o' Buchan, the fish-tastic port of Peterhead, thousands of wintering birds at Loch of Strathbeg RSPB reserve, superb sandy beaches at Rattray and Sandend, the lighthouse museum at Kinnaird Head, chateau-like Fyvie Castle, the characterful resorts of historic Banff, MacDuff, Portsoy, Cullen (with its famous skink) and Buckie, cracking coastal scenery at Portknockie, and great golf courses everywhere.