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Local Area

Aberfeldy is a vibrant market town set on the south bank of Perthshire's longest river, the River Tay.  It is home to The Birks of Aberfeldy, made famous by Scotland's national bard Robert Burns.

Steeped in history, it began life as a number of individual hamlets.  A period of expansion and road building in the 18th century, including the construction of General Wade's Bridge, connected the hamlets and shaped the town we know today. 

Nowadays, Aberfeldy is a hive of activity.  There is something to do for everyone and visitors are spoilt for choice.  Outdoor activities for the adventurers.  Cultural stimulation for the culture vultures.  Serene surroundings for those looking to unwind.

As well as adventure, culture and serenity - Aberfeldy is packed with independent retailers and restaurants.  It was Scotland's first Fairtrade town and the community is committed to doing their best to promote Fairtrade, organic and environmentally-friendly products.  It is an ideal destination to take in the best of Scotland.

At the heart of Highland Perthshire, it is also in the perfect location for exploring many of the other places and sights in the area. 

Places nearby

Kenmore and Loch Tay

Distance: 6 miles

Just a short drive away is the picturesque village of Kenmore on the banks of Loch Tay.  The loch stretches 14 miles and is surrounded by beautiful scenery.  For the adventurous, there are plenty of water activities in this area.  Thrill seekers can take part in watersports including canoeing, white water rafting and canyoning. 

Glen Lyon

Distance: 9 miles

Described as Scotland's longest, loneliest and loveliest glen.  Glen Lyon is approximately 30 miles long, reaching from Loch Lyon to Fortingall.  The area is filled with scenic walking and hiking routes, including four Munros.

Pitlochry

Distance: 15 miles

Pitlochry is a popular town situated on the River Tummel.  It is well known for its hydro-electric dam and salmon ladder.  It is also home to the Pitlochry Festival Theatre - one of the best performing arts theatres in Scotland.

Dunkeld and Birnam

Distance: 17 miles

Further along the River Tay is Dunkeld and Birnam.  The charming town has a lively arts and music scene as well as many independent shops and eating places.