Tarland is a small village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, set amid rivers, lochs, mountains and woods. It is located five miles northwest of Aboyne and 30 miles west of Aberdeen, in a beautiful area known for its rich history and fiddle tradition. According to a local legend, a wizard who lived near the village once visited Tarland Fair, where he cut open a block of cheese to reveal a swarm of bees. Tarland has a post office, a shop and a couple of bars where you can enjoy a dram of local whisky.
The village is home to the Culsh Earth House, a below-ground cellar which is believed to have been used for storing food during the Iron Age. Just south of the village, 4,000-year-old Tomnaverie Stone Circle is not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Tarland. In the heart of the village, Tarland Golf Course has an excellent 9-hole course to challenge players of all levels. The Tarland Show takes place on the second Saturday of August every year with a mountain-bike race, truck show and vintage tractors. The 10km Tarland Way from Tarland to Aboyne is an excellent way to discover the area’s stunning scenery by foot or bike.
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