The attractive market town of Aberfeldy is a popular place with visitors, with traditional shops offering a wide range of Scottish produce, crafts and gifts. It also has the local tourist information centre.
It is also a good base to explore the stunning and remote surrounding countryside, with heather-covered hills, rugged mountains and beautiful lakes such as Loch Tay and Loch Rannoch. The birch woodland walk of the Birks of Aberfeldy travels through a steep gorge to the Falls of Mones. This magnificent waterfall was immortalised by Robert Burns in a famous poem. Nearby is the man-made Cluny House Gardens housing more exotic species.
Just north of the town is the lovely 18th century Tay bridge, also called General Wade's Bridge after the English commander who built a series of military roads following the 1715 Jacobite uprising. It is stone built with some unusual decorative obelisks.
Dewar's World of Whisky is an excellent exhibition for tourists to visit, it is at Aberfeldy distillery which offers a range of tours and tastings of the local product.
Close to Aberfeldy is the early 16th century Castle Menzies, a fairytale turreted castle and seat of the Clan Menzies.
Up to the town of Pitlochry, or west along the banks of Loch Tay.
Towns Near Aberfeldy To Visit - straight line distance:Kenmore (5.69 miles) Pitlochry (7.76 miles) Killiecrankie (9.19 miles) Blair Atholl (9.96 miles)
Dewers World of Whisky Learn how this fine malt whisky is produced.
Castle Menzies Lovely and imposing castle, seat of the Clan Menzies.
Cluny House Garden Beautiful woodland gardens.
Birks of Aberfeldy Beautiful woodland walk to the Falls of Moness.