Visitor guide to enchanting Perthshire town of Aberfeldy which stands on the banks of the River Tay in the Highlands.
Things to Do
Local Sights & Activities for Aberfeldy
The village turns out to be great for Highland Adventure Safaris (you can catch them on www.highlandadventuresafaris.co.uk, Tel No 01887 820 071) as they are one the few places where you get to see the Red Deer Rut. Get close to the action as you watch Scotland's largest animal lock antlers to establish male hierarchy and breeding rights.
We recommend the High-Level drives from Gilmerton to Aberfeldy. (From Gilmerton, west of Perth and slightly to the north-east of Crieff, travel north through Amulree on the A822 to Cablea. Then take the A826 to Aberfeldy).
The WaterMill in Aberfeldy is an award-winning bookshop and is the largest in the Highlands. You can find an excellent range of Scottish books here. It also features among Scotland's most recommended cafes. (www.aberfeldywatermill.com, Tel No 01887 822 896)
Aberfeldy is a gateway towards Glen Lyon or the local Munroes or for the local watersports and especially the white water rafting.
Its bustling main street contains a range of local shops including Haggarts the Tweed mill, a local butcher, a couple of delis and some local knick knack shops. The Old Mill is now a coffee shop, bookshop and exhibition space that is well worth visiting.Things to do in Aberfeldy
- Overlooking the Wade's Bridge is the Black Watch Monument which commemorates the famous regiment becoming part of the British Army's peacekeeping force in the 18th century.
- Just outside Aberfeldy is Dewar's World of Whisky, one of a new breed of distillery visitor centres.
- A mile west of Aberfeldy, across the Tay at Weem, is Castle Menzies, an impressive, restored 16th-century 'Z-plan' fortified tower-house.
- For those of you who like walking, a popular walk is through the famous Birks of Aberfeldy to the Falls of Moness. Who knows perhaps even you may get inspired like Robert burns was by the birch trees
- If you are an art-lover, you can spend some time at the Aberfeldy Art Gallery (http://www.aberfeldygallery.co.uk/) which showcases work of more than 80 artists from all over Scotland who take part in an ever changing exhibition of traditional, contemporary and fine art.