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Aberchirder is easy to reach by car – less so by public transport – and there are three hotels in the village. There are also self-catering facilities near the village You can find Accommodation in our Directory.

Aberchirder, and the surrounding area, have a lot to offer visitors who want to relax yet experience the unique characteristics of the landscape and learn about the culture of the area. Get into the local history and you will learn a lot about the traditional farming and fishing industries, the local lairds and the religious struggles of the past.

Whatever the reason for your visit. you will find a warm welcome from local people. Since the 1970s many people have moved to the village from other parts of Scotland and beyond, but chances are you will be able to hear the Doric language which is native to Northeast Scotland – and perhaps learn a few basic phrases!

Sample: Two friends meet in the street. Sandy says: “Weel weel, Dod, fit like the day?” (“Well well, George, how [what like] are you today?”) To which Dod replies: “Nae bad, yersel’?” (“Not bad, [how about] yourself?”)

If you are an active type Cleanhill Wood, on the southern edge of the village, has a network of trails forming the hub of a wider set of paths and quiet country roads. Both the Gym in the Community Pavilion and Aberchirder Bowling Club can arrange short term temporary memberships

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