Aberfeldy

31 miles from Perth City Centre

Aberfeldy is a beautiful Highland town full of fascinating treats for lovers of art, books, cinema, crafts, music and nature. Yet it retains a down-to-earth charm that brings visitors from miles around to enjoy its delights.

The award-winning Watermill Bookshop, Gallery, Café and Homewares store, which was opened in 2005 by Michael Palin, is a popular place to relax and enjoy some culture.

There’s also the community-owned Birks Cinema, recently renovated to a high standard and re-opened by local lad (and Hollywood superstar) Alan Cumming. And nearby is Castle Menzies, once the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 500 years.

As with most Perthshire towns, adventure is never far away, with Highland Safaris, Wee Adventures and Splash White Water Rafting among those offering fun-filled and exciting tours and days out in the surrounding countryside. Other outdoor attractions include the world-renowned Birks of Aberfeldy walk and Cluny House Gardens, a “magical woodland garden” that boasts Britain’s widest conifer (at 11 metres).

WELL WORTH A VISIT

Here’s a few of our favourite attractions from in and around Aberfeldy which are great for both visitors and locals alike. Or if you fancy making a day of it, make sure to have a look at our  Aberfeldy Day Out itinerary

Castle Menzies

The Castle was the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 500 years. Situated in a strategic location, it was involved in much of the turbulent history of the Highlands.

 

Highland Safaris

Award Winning Safaris Journeys of discovery over land and loch exploring the breath-taking highland landscape.

 

The Scottish Crannog Centre

Join the 21st Century Crannog Community where you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and taken on a fascinating journey into Scotland’s prehistory.

 

Birks Cinema

A unique state-of-the-art rural cinema showing the latest movies and much more… with super comfy seats in a spacious auditorium!

 

Dewars Distillery

First planned in 1896 by the sons of John Dewar, Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery is the only Scotch whisky distillery built by the Dewar family.

Glen Lyon Coffee

Set up back in 2011 at the top of Glenlyon, one of the most beautiful glens in the Scottish Highlands.These guys roast up some of the world’s finest beans right here in Perthshire. 

Loch Tay Safaris

Have fun on Loch Tay as you skim over the surface of the waters of Perthshire’s largest and one of Scotland’s deepest lochs! 

 

Cluny House Gardens

Explore this magical woodland garden and discover some of Perthshire’s most fascinating plants and wildlife.

 

Walks & Trails

There’s plenty of brillaint walks and trails around Perthshire to help you explore Scotland’s diverse wildlife. Take a look at some of our favourites here!

Over to you!

Now you know about all the brilliant things to see and do in Aberfeldy, it’s now over to you to get exploring! In case you aren’t familiar with Perthshire, here’s a map to help you find all of the places mentioned above.

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