Tarves

Tarves displays a rich local heritage and history dating back to the early 19th century

Tarves

Tarves is a small village in the north of the region, specifically an area called Formartine less than 20 miles from Aberdeen. Tarves displays a rich local heritage and history dating back to the early 19th century and is home to the Tarves Heritage Centre, which opened in 2004. The centre can be found in part of the Victorian school building dating back to 1837.

Nearby Haddo House & Country Park is a must visit when in the area. The building was designed by Scottish architect William Adam in 1732. The house is open during specific times for guided tours; however, the grounds are always open and used frequently by locals for walking, picnics and the available play areas. 

Tolquhon Castle is also in the area. Noted for its highly ornamented gatehouse, Tolquhon is one of the most picturesque of the castles in the Aberdeenshire countryside. And for art lovers no visit to Tarves would be complete without a trip to Tolquhon Gallery which celebrates Scottish art and artists. 

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