Travel To The Unspoiled Charm Of Aberfeldy, Scotland
It 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 of Perthshire.
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 plentiful.
Just 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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