Perth & Kinross | Town | ★★


A bustling town on the upper reaches of the River Tay, Aberfeldy has many ingredients for a short countryside holiday destination. Many of the local attractions are water-related: this stretch of the Tay is well known for white-water rafting, while many neighbouring burns sport impressive waterfalls after heavy rain or snowmelt - the Birks of Aberfeldy is the closest example, championed by Robert Burns and easily reachable on foot from the middle of town. Local spring water also helped kick-start Aberfeldy's whisky distilling traditions, which continue just up the road at Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery. The very centre perhaps lacks an "X-factor" - not helped by the main road running diagonally across the middle of the town square - but the variety of surrounding sights more than make up for this. The attractions continue across the 18th century river bridge - check out the full list below.

[Wade's Bridge]

Location & info

📌 Aberfeldy ★★
Perth & Kinross, G.R.: NN 857491 ///promotion.zeal.public

🚶 The town centre is small and the Birks of Aberfeldy walk begins here. There are quite a few other sights within walking distance, but they tend to involve dull schleps along roads.
🚌 Aberfeldy is at the end of a bus route from Perth via Dunkeld, and there are a few infrequent local buses.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Birks of Aberfeldy (not yet featured)
>> Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery ★★★★

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Castle Menzies & Mausoleum page: Castle Menzies ★★★; Old Kirk of Weem (Menzies Mausoleum) (1 mi ←)
>> Cluny House Gardens ★★★ (2 mi ↑)
>> St Mary's Church (Grandtully) ★★ (2 mi →)

[Castle Menzies]

[St Mary's Church, Grandtully]

[Black Watch Memorial next to Wade's Bridge]


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