Home to Perthshire’s highest mountain and Scotland’s longest river, Aberfeldy is framed by majestic mountains and hillside farms and cottages. From outdoor adventures to cultural stimulation, this small-town gem offers classic Scotland experiences.
Things to do in Aberfeldy
Explore Castle Menzies to find a splendid example of the transition between rugged Highland fortresses to mansion houses, as it was the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years. Take a self-guided tour of the castle and its stone walls, original timbers and fascinating rooms that offer a glimpse into what life was like in the 16th century.
Sample Aberfeldy’s local whisky at Dewar’s World of Whisky. Take a guided tour of the distillery and see how they make the single malt whisky nicknamed “the golden dram”, then stay for a tasting from the single cask in the Whisky Lounge.
Soak up the views of mountains, connecting ridges, cliffs and lochans at Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve. Spot local wildlife, such as black grouse, and see some of the region’s rarest plant along the scenic nature trails, which climb gently out of the gorge to reveal stunning views of Loch Tray.
Take the entire family to Blair Castle, only 30 minutes away. Dating back to 1269, this historic Scottish castle features 30 rooms full of Scottish cultural history with period furnishings, family portraits and antique weapons. Head outside to see the Georgian-style garden with fruit trees and 18th-century sculptures.
Getting around Aberfeldy
The most convenient way to explore Aberfeldy and its surrounding attractions is by car. The nearest rail stations are in Perth, Dunkeld and Pitlochry, while limited bus services are also available.