Aberchirder
Aberchirder
Aberchirder is a village in north Aberdeenshire. It is often known as Foggieloan or simply 'Foggie', which may come from Gaelic words for a boggy meadow. It first appears in history as the place where St Marnan was buried, sometime around 620 AD. Aberchirder was originally a small Royal Burgh but the main area of the town is more recent, having been established in 1764.
There are four castles within 10 miles of Aberchirder. The closest is Kinnairdy Castle, a stately home based around an 11th century motte. Then there is 11th century Delgattie Castle, the early 17th century tower house of Craigston Castle, and Huntly Castle, a combination of a 12th century motte, with a 16th and 17th century palace block.