was in 1787 that Robert Burns penned his famous invitation to "
Come let us spend the lichtsome days in the Birks of Aberfeldie."
Accept the offer of Scotland's National Poet and you too will experience
at first hand the unspoiled character and charm of this spectacular part
And that's not all ! Combine the charm of the area with the thriving but
gentle pace of Aberfeldy and its surrounding communities - its historic
castle, a working mill, its distillery, its reconstructed 2,500 year old
crannog which paints a fascinating picture of early Iron Age life, and,
at every turn, the glorious landscape of Highland Perthshire.
Every visitor to Aberfeldy should walk across its famous bridge, which
provided the vital crossing of the River Tay for General Wade's network
of military roads. Nearby you will also find the Black Watch memorial
commemorating the raising of the world famous regiment. Angling is
renowned around Aberfeldy, as is golf. And wonderful walks are
outside Aberfeldy close to Weem lies the historic Castle Menzies waiting
to welcome you. Two gardens are open to the public; one nearby in
Bolfracks, noted for its flowering bulbs and stream garden, and another
at Cluny House which is a beautiful woodland garden.
The district around Aberfeldy is rich in natural heritage and folklore,
typified by the pretty thatched cottages of Fortingall. Look out for the
3000 year old yew tree in the churchyard. At Fortingall you will also be
at the mouth of Glen Lyon, the longest enclosed glen in Scotland. Some
of Perthshire's finest scenery can be captured here. So don't forget
your camera !
At bridge of Balgie stands the mighty Ben Lawers, Perthshire's highest
and most fascinating mountain, home to a world-beating selection of
alpine flowers. The magnificent mountain overlooks Scotland's
largest loch, Loch Tay, on whose eastern shores lies the picturesque
village of Kenmore. It is at Kenmore where you can enjoy unrivalled
views of Loch Tay.
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