Aberfeldy is located to the North end of Loch Tay marking the upper gateway to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. This is a real thriving little town full of charm and varied things to do. From the basics of shops, fuel, postal facilities and eateries to fabulous walks, varied accommodations and activities from sailing to white water rafting.
Accommodation choices range from luxury 10 room house rentals where you can bring in a private chef and barman to more modest but equally charming bed and breakfast accommodation, camping or the Moness Resort and spa should you need a little pamper!
Perhaps best known in the region though are the Birks o Aberfeldy which inspired the legendary bard Robbie Burns to pen his 1787 poem, today to can enjoy the 2 miles of footpaths around the birks and discover incredible views along the way. The Birks are actually the Falls of Moness.
Being a lakeside town with the River Tay running through Aberfeldy is a huge hotspot for water sports including fly fishing, white water rafting, kayaking, sailing and much more. Equally the lower lying loch paths offers plenty of gentle cycle and walking routes, while the more adventurous are surrounded by hills on every side to explore mountain biking. As a general rule the southern shores are flatter and gentler in paths and roads, look out for Cycle Route number 7 here. Meanwhile to the north follow the A827 road higher up into the Ben Lawers mountain range.
A pretty obvious big attraction these days is a trip to Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery, where you can take in the sights and aromas of the perfect dram being crafted. Take a sample, a Distillery tour or a gift home from this rare opportunity to have a distillery within walking distance! Perhaps Dewars will be just one of the many Distilleries this region has to entice you.
Just at the start of Loch Tay you will find the incredible Scottish Crannog Centre. A wonderful glimpse into life on man made mini Islands in the Loch that were family homes some 2,500 years ago.