The Aberfeldy Area

Aberfeldy is truly “The Heart of Scotland”.

Set in the centre of Highland Perthshire, Aberfeldy is no more than 90 minutes’ drive from wild Glencoe and Fort William, Loch Awe, Oban and Inverary.  In the same time you can drive to St Andrews for game of golf, visit the fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife or have a day out in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Perth or Dundee.

Aberfeldy is a bustling market town, retaining its traditional values and offering a warm welcome to visitors from all round the world.

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The Aberfeldy area has excellent sporting facilities with 4 golf courses within a 5 mile radius, trout and salmon fishing on the River Tay, cycling, tennis, canoeing, river rafting, water sports, and a large number of “Munros” to climb. If you fancy something less strenuous, the area has putting and bowling greens, plenty of gentle walks, lovely gardens to visit, and a wide variety of cafes.  There is large play park for children.

The town has many amenities for visitors, including a swimming pool, cinema, and castle.

The surrounding area has much to offer.  The historic village of Kenmore on Loch Tay has a small beach and you can step back in time at the Scottish Crannog Centre.  Visit the ancient yew tree in Fortingall, reputedly the birth place of Pontius Pilate, then drive along Loch Tay to Killin, enjoying stunning views on the way.  Dunkeld, where Beatrix Potter spent many happy summers and wrote “Peter Rabbit”, is now home to an exhibition and play area, well loved by children of all ages.  Pitlochry Theatre is only 15 miles away, and offers a variety of plays each week, from Easter to October.

You can spend the evenings in the local restaurants, pubs, and cinema which are all within walking distance, allowing you to enjoy a drink or drive further afield to the Theatre in either Pitlochry or Perth.

Highland Perthshire is home to a wealth of wild life and you may well be lucky enough to see a golden eagle, hawks, red squirrels, mountain hares, deer and wide variety of birds. Visit the Loch of the Lowes in Dunkeld to see an osprey and Highland Safaris for a trip to encounter nature at its best. This is big tree country, home to remarkable trees and woodlands full of wild flowers.

Aberfeldy sits on the river Tay and grew up around General Wade’s bridge, built in 1733 and still carrying today’s traffic.  Past visitors include Bonnie Prince Charlie, a guest in Castle Menzies in 1745 and Robert Burns who visited the Falls of Moness in 1787, inspiring him to write “The Birks of Aberfeldy”.  Queen Victoria stayed in Taymouth Castle, in 1842 and, more recently stars of stage and screen have found their way here.

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Swimming Pool
Children’s Play Park

Water sports
Horse riding
Pony trekking

Visitor Attractions
Dewar’s World of Whisky
Castle Menzies
Crannog Centre
Cluny Gardens
Bolfracks Gardens
Pitlochry Theatre
Highland Safaris