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Tarland is home to the Culsh Earth House, an Iron Age below-ground dwelling that otherwise known as a Souterrain. Souterrains were used to store food and the Culsh Earth House probably served as a community cellar.
Just south of Tarland is the Tomnaverie Stone Circle, a 4000-year-old recumbent stone circle. The land is owned by the MacRobert Trust and in the care of Historic Scotland. The circle was recently restored with help from a donation by the trust.
Tarland Church (Scottish Gaelic: Cill Mo Luaig) commemorates Mo Luag, a saint more often associated with the west coast.
According to legend, a wizard once lived in the area. It was said that he once came to Tarland Fair and cut open a cheese, which produced a swarm of bees.
In 2015 a new bike park was built in Drummy Woods of Tarland, bring tourism and money to the local community. The bike park cost around £200,000 to build and features three different level of difficulty so it can suit cyclist of all abilities.
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