Mini guide to Aberfeldy
Located in Perthshire close to the River Tay, the relatively small burgh of Aberfeldy
has something of a name for itself in oatmeal production. It's also famous for
having been mentioned in the poem 'The Birks of Aberfeldy' by the legendary Scotsman,
Robert Burns, and in the popular 'Loch Tay Boat Song'.
The town and its surrounding areas offer traditional charm and a gentle unspoiled
pace of life that make it an ideal destination for visitors seeking a relaxing
break. The most historic and famous building in Aberfeldy is Castle Menzies,
a popular attraction with visitors all year round. This magnificent construction
was built in the late 16th century and was originally home to the chiefs of
the Menzies clan. Once occupied by Cromwell's army, the castle is now a clan
centre for the Clan Menzies Society, who acquired it in 1957.
Around the town of Aberfeldy there's plenty for visitors to see including the
famous bridge with its wartime background, the Black Watch memorial, an oatmeal
mill and a busy whisky distillery. For sports lovers, the town has some great
angling spots and its own golf course.
Within the town there's a number of big supermarkets as well as a host of independent
retailers. Meanwhile, for dining there are Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants
as well as bistros and traditional British establishments. For evening entertainment,
visitors can spend a pleasant hour or two in one of the town's local pubs and
sample some of the finest locally made whisky.
If you fancy a day out from Aberfeldy then you needn't travel far to find places
of interest. The nearby villages of Fortingall, Killin and Kenmore combine the
same sense of tradition and charm as Aberfeldy and are well worth a visit. Also
nearby, the small town of Dull has remnants of the area's first visitors, dating
back some 5,000 years as well as a historic 19th century church.
Drivers coming from Edinburgh should follow the A827, while those coming from
Glasgow need to take the M80, M9 and A9 before joining the A827. The nearest
railway station is Pitlochry, which has connections to larger Scottish destinations,
while the closest air connections are at Edinburgh Airport.
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