Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The chapel which gives the village its name was built as a private place of worship but was created a regular chapel in 1195 by the Bishop of Lindores.
It seems certain that the chapel was already in existence at that time. The chapel survived the Reformation and became a parish church of the Reformed Faith in 1583.
It was replaced in 1813 with the present church. Just to the north-west of the village is the Maiden Stone, a 9th-century Pictish cross-slab. There is another Pictish stone at Brandsbutt, and stone circles at Easter Aquhorthies and Loanhead, while just north of the village is Pitcaple Castle, a 15th-century tower house.
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About Chapel of Garioch
Address: Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Village
Location: Just off the A96
Photo Credit: Greg Stringham, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Maiden Stone - 1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
East Aquhorthies Stone Circle - 2.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Mither Tap O'Bennachie - 2.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Brandsbutt Symbol Stone - 2.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Loanhead of Daviot Stone Circle - 3.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Bennachie - 3.9 miles (Countryside)
Inverurie Symbol Stones - 4.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Inverurie Bass - 4.5 miles (Castle)
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