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Aberdeen Arms Hotel Tarland

Self Assessed


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
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Aberdeen Arms Hotel Tarland Information


A family run business with two generations of the same family working there since 2003. Traditional historic inn in a listed building which has been carefully renovated to create 6 en-suite bedrooms. Excellent location in rural Aberdeenshire, yet on the edge of mountain sports, ski-ing, climbing, walking etc. Lovely signposted walks around Tarland village, of varying length and difficulty to cope for different fitness. Ski-ing available at the Lecht and Glen-Shee ski-fields when snow conditions and road conditions permit. Tarland has two free cycling trails with different track difficulties so bring your mountain bike. Bike storage can be arranged. Several trout fishing lakes locally which can be booked. Ask Niki -our bar manager. Trout and salmon fishing can be booked on the river Dee when in season. Advance booking from local estates would be required. Cosy log fires in a 300 year old fireplace in our bar, with a wide selection of beers, gins and whiskies available. The whole building is heated by an environmentally friendly biomass boiler in winter. Home cooked and either locally or home produced Scottish food served in the early evening. Easy access to Royal Deeside with trips to Balmoral Castle available when the King is not in residence. Free traditional Scottish folk music night most Tuesdays from 9.00pm till late. Bring your fiddle or guitar etc. Free parking in the square at the front of our building. Traditional Scottish breakfast is bookable, or continental breakfast also available. Our prices are lower than most of our competitors in Royal Deeside for rooms, meals, and drinks, so book for a week and have a holiday at reasonable rates.

Aberdeen Arms Hotel Tarland Aberdeenshire

As the Aberdeen Arms is over 300 years old, and traditionally built from stone and slate, it will be different from staying in a modern holiday inn. The rooms have been carefully converted to allow en-suite facilities in all rooms, but reflect the age and well kept condition of the building. It is a listed building and some conversions are not possible. You will be welcomed to the bar / restaurant by Catherine and Niki who will do their best to feed you with fine local produce, and fine beers, wines, and spirits, which are often produced in Scotland also. Shona's Scottish breakfasts are renowned. You may not manage to finish a large one? Music is a major part of the Aberdeen Arms culture (Tuesday nights) and the hotel has won a major national award as best free music pub in recent years. If you can play, bring your instrument. We look forward to welcoming you to the Aberdeen Arms in the near future!

Aberdeen Arms Hotel Tarland has been welcoming guests since October 1713

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • No shared stationery
  • Common area doors left open
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Takeaway meals


  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bike lock-up
  • Cleaning service
  • Golf course
  • Ice machine
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Accessible parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Farmhouse breakfast
  • Vegetarian options

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking
  • Card, board, video games
  • Concerts, music
  • Skiing - alpine
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    16:00 23:30
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
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  • Road from Aberdeen (30.0 miles)
    Leave Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route on the A93, travelling through Banchory and on to Aboyne for 25 miles. Travel through Aboyne and turn right on to the B9094 Tarland road for 5 miles. At the T junction with the B9119 take a right turn into the village of Tarland, over the bridge and the Aberdeen Arms is directly ahead in the square.

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