Things to do in Aberfeldy
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Aberfeldy Activities & Things To Do
The highlands of Scotland have a special treat for visitors in the town of Aberfeldy. It’s important to distinguish that last bit as there are actually five cities with that name. The town was founded in 1796. Prior to that were many developments such as cotton mills that were active but ceased production around 1810. A Black Watch Regiment also formed in May 1740; their meeting place being part of the property that includes the current golf course. It was the railway in 1865 that caused the growth that led to formation of the town council in 1887 which was abolished in 1975 for the current Community Council.
Transport to Aberfeldy is possible through a number of means; Inverness airport is about 160km to the north or 1hr 45min and Glascow airport is 2hrs 15 min southwest. You can take the Highland Perthshire Main Road Network along with coaches and buses that have routine service there. When you arrive and you’re looking for a place to stay, the Moulin Hotel has a nice romantic, traditional feel to it as does the Bankfoot Inn. If you’re looking for a true experience, consider the Atholl Arms hotel in nearby Blair Atholl.
What is there to do in Aberfeldy? Plenty! If you really enjoyed the movie “Babe”, you can attend the Annual Sheep Dog Trials and Shearing Competition. Don’t miss the shear excitement to be had there watching dogs doing things you wish you could get your pet to do. For the rest of us though, the historical elements await at Castle Menzies; the seat of Clan Menzies for over 400 years and built in the 16th Century. There’s also the Blair Castle which is home to the Athol Highlanders, Europe’s only private army. The gardens include Diana’s Grove and Hercules Garden. For the kids, the Beatrix Potter exhibition is shown at the Birnam Arts and Conference Centre. If chocolate is your favorite, or your partner’s favorite, you have to visit the Scottish Chocolate Centre. Free entry and you can pre-book tours through the chocolate kitchen with exhibits showing Chef Iain Burnett’s sculptures and wedding cakes. A traditional gift shop for souvenirs would be the Highland Safari s Gift Shop.
The three best places for dining day and night would be The Taybank and Perth Arms in Aberfeldy or McKay’s Bar and Restaurant and the Moulin Inn Pub in Pitlochry.
Scotland has a wealth of sites to visit and enjoy the rich history to be found in the Highlands, just don’t expect someone to wander by waving a katana and talking about “There can be only One!”