Aberfeldy has long been one of Scotland’s premier adventure locations. With its magnificent location right by the River Tay, surrounded by huge mountains and near the entrance to Glen Lyon, it packs plenty in. The town is an ideal base with plenty of facilities from eateries, places to stay, craft shops and even a community cinema to keep you occupied as well.
Whitewater Rafting and Paddling
The River Tay is one of the leading whitewater rafting and paddling destinations in the United Kingdom and a great year-round location. At nearby Grandtully, the spectacular rapids make it a regular stop on the International Slalom Kayaking series.
Climb at Weem Rocks
The crags at Weem offer fantastic climbing for both sport and traditional enthusiasts, all the while offering incredible views towards Aberfeldy and the Tay Valley.
Aberfeldy is blessed with Mountain Biking opportunities, from the steep, technical trails at the Birks of Aberfeldy to the gentle paths along the riverside from the town to Grandtully or Kenmore. Nearby Griffin Forest offers mile upon mile of forest tracks between Aberfeldy and Dunkeld, taking in hidden lochs and grand vistas. There is a bike skills track at Highland Safaris, Dull which is perfect for families and children.
Enjoy a variety of fantastic outdoor adventures locally from tree climbing to bushcraft skills, rope swings, zip lines and forest fun.
The Birks of Aberfeldy - Made famous by Robert Burns, this a very popular circular walk around an impressive waterfall.
Riverside walks - There are lovely easy walks along the River Tay to Kenmore to the west or Grandtully to the east.
Weem Forest - Near to Castle Menzies is Weem Forest with a short circular waymarked route that takes you through pretty woodlands and crags - lookout for cup and stone markings, St David’s Well and the dragon carvings!
The Rob Roy Way - do a section of the Rob Roy Way and enjoy spectacular views from Aberfeldy to Kenmore on the southern hills.
Go Gold Panning
Did you know you can pan for gold in Scotland? Head to the nearby village of Dull and Highland Safaris to try your luck.
EAT, DRINK & SHOP
Aberfeldy Watermill Cafe and Bookshop is worth stopping to admire it's working Watermill, let alone it's magnificent tea and cakes. Perusing this quaint bookshop only adds to the attraction.
Three Lemons, a cafe, bar and grill ticks plenty of options with great burgers, pizzas and more in a modern, funky environment.
For a genuine food to fork experience try the new deli at Thyme to Eat, Errichel.
If you love your coffee pop into Glen Lyon Coffee Roasters for a speciality coffee roasted right here in Aberfeldy...
Moness Country Resort is packed full of facilities with lodges based around a grand 1700's mansion.
Pitillie Pods are perched on the hill with spectacular views over Aberfeldy to the Glen Lyon munros and Schiehallion.
The Inn on the Tay in Grandtully offers high end B&B rooms with a riverside location that is hard to match.