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Nestled in the heart of beautiful Aberdeenshire, you’ll find Tarves — a picture postcard village surrounded by splendid Scottish countryside. It’s a location for those who enjoy calm country living and city connection in equal measure.

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The area has a fascinating heritage that dates back centuries, and much of present-day Tarves is a legacy of Victorian times — including a former school house in the main square, renovated in 2004 to create Tarves Heritage Centre. This is also home to the popular Murly Tuck Cafe, another testament to the community spirit that’s alive and well here.

Nearby Ellon and Inverurie offer a wide range of amenities for Willowburn residents and, with Aberdeen just 30 minutes away, life in Tarves offers easy access to the city and the scenic route up to Peterhead. Along the coastline, the much-loved beaches at Balmedie, Newburgh and Cruden Bay make this place a haven for wildlife lovers and a perfect place for calming coastal walks

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Gym and Leisure

Willowburn residents are lucky enough to have an award-winning health club right on their doorstep, equipped with gym facilities and a range of classes including outdoor offerings.

Located just outside of the village, The Shed Health Club has scooped a number of honours in recent years, including Independent Health Club of the Year at the Scotland Prestige Awards 2021/22.

Other nearby facilities include the Meadows Sports Centre in Ellon, which has a gym, fitness classes, an indoor sports hall and outdoor sports pitches for football and rugby.

Outdoor Pursuits

Some of the finest forest trails, hill walks and outdoor activities in Scotland are located here in the heart of Aberdeenshire.

A short drive west of Tarves, you’ll find Lochter Activity Centre where you can enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits such as archery, raft building, zorbing and karting. A little further south west, close to Inverurie, the Bennachie hills are ideal for walking trails, dog-walking, running or mountain biking.

Proud Castles and Great Houses

It’s a place for scenic weekend outings and visits to Aberdeenshire’s stately houses, castles and gardens — with Haddo House, Pitmedden Garden and Tolquhon Castle all within 3 miles — and an ever-popular walking route up to the Prop of Ythsie, an iconic square tower built in 1861.

Relaxing, Socialising and Shopping Local

Tarves’ long-standing Aberdeen Arms Hotel has been serving patrons for many years, and the village also has a convenient local shop and pharmacy, with larger amenities available in nearby Ellon and Inverurie. Growing families have a fine selection of primary and secondary schools within a 10 mile radius, including Tarves Primary, Udny Green Primary and Ellon Academy.

Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course is just a short drive from Willowburn. This particular golf course features a choice of five tee positions at each hole to accommodate players at all levels; plus a Teaching Academy with driving range to enhance your skills.

Alternatively, Ellon’s McDonald Golf Club — established in 1927 — offers players a scenic 18-hole parkland course to play and a regular programme of club events to enjoy.

City Connection

The third most populated city in Scotland, Aberdeen’s reputation as an historic seaport and North Sea energy sector hub is well earned — but this only tells part of the story.

Just over 20 miles from Tarves, the city’s wide range of shops, dining, entertainment and cultural attractions means Wilowburn is perfectly placed for the tranquillity of the Aberdeenshire countryside while still keeping in touch with a forward-thinking city with lots to offer.

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