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Tarlair Open Air Swimming Pool

Macduff, Macduff, Scotland
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Magic place , shame its been allowed to be closed , in its hey day it must have been amazing, only... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Claire F
,
Stonehaven
via mobile
A gem of a place

We now live in Banff but knew of Tarlair as my husband is from Newmachar and was there until he was... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
DeeStrachan
,
Banff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Magic place , shame its been allowed to be closed , in its hey day it must have been amazing, only hope it reopens one day

Thank Claire F
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We now live in Banff but knew of Tarlair as my husband is from Newmachar and was there until he was 18. He remembers swimming in the pool. Although the pool is not open for swimming now it is worth a visit as the grounds...More

Thank DeeStrachan
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Tarlair was once the place of dreams - a glorious outdoor swimming pool that filled with natural sea-water, with art deco cafe, surrounded by cliffs and sea! The place is now pretty much derelict but not forgotten. Loyal supporters of Tarlair are campaigning to preserve...More

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I have seen lots of photos of tarlair when it was a pool. It's great to walk round and imagine what it would have been like years ago. It's in utter ruins now and obviously a good place for folk to throw their rubbish. It...More

Thank m a
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Sadly only an atmospheric reminder of a glorious sea bathing past. Swimming is not permitted today. We can only imagine how wonderful it must have been to live at a time when we built beautiful open air pools and were hardy enough to swim in...More

Thank Judith S
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Brilliant place to take dogs and kids, so wish it was transformed back to its former self. Kids loved searching for crabs and shoull of sticklebacks was amazing

Thank Joan K
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Whent for a look after seeing articles in local press I would say the avoid the place should be bulldozed flat spending thousands on a old concrete pool is madness the repairs are all ready damaged ide say fill it in make a campsite

1  Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

went down to check how the work was going ahead following the paper article stating that a grant to upgrade the old pool . unfortunatly very little has been done. apart from some cement work around the pool. was very disapounted. as this was a...More

Thank philip m
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem with lots of history. Have a Google prior to visit as lots of interesting facts to be read. Hopefully some day it will be back in a working order of sorts. Whether an informative museum like attraction or a working pool. A...More

Thank Craig080
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I visited this swimming pool as a child, the coldest swim ever I recall! Wanted to go back and see what was left as I had read there was a move afoot to restore it to its former Art Deco glory. It is quite difficult...More

Thank NorthernHeatseeker
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