Visit Aberfeldy and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross. This small Highland town is an excellent touring centre surrounded by mountain scenery. The best approach is by Glen Cochill from Dunkeld. The road rises to 1,200 ft above sea level, and, before the descent to Aberfeldy, the view northwards from East toWest includes the peaks of the Atholl Forest, Farragon, Schiehallion, and Ben Lawers. At the highest point of the road between Scotston Farm and Loch na Craig, the line of General Wade's military road can be distinctly seen running parallel over the moorland ½ mile distant to the West.
The bridge over the Tay at Aberfeldy was built by General Wade in 1733 as part of his pacification scheme for the Highlands after the Jacobite Rising in 1715. The bridge is regarded as one of the finest he built in Scotland, and in designing it he was helped by William Adam.
At the South end of the bridge is the monument erected in 1887 to mark the enrolment of the Black Watch, 42nd regiment of the line, in May 1740. The “Watch”, as it was known originally, was first raised in 1667 by various Whig clan chiefs “to be a constant guard for securing the peace in the Highlands and to watch upon the braes”. The men wore dark tartan to distinguish them from the Guardsmen or Red Soldiers — hence the name Black Watch.
There is a municipal caravan site for 150 caravans, a nine-hole golf course, and good fishing. In the winter there is also access to skiing on Ben Lawers.
Nearby towns: Blair Atholl, Blairgowrie, Crieff, Dunkeld, Perth, Pitlochry
Nearby villages: Acharn, Amulree, Ardtalnaig, Atholl, Auchnafree, Ballinluig, Birnam, Comrie, Dalmally, Dowally, Dull, Dunalastair, Fearnan, Fortingall, Foss, Grandtully, Kenmore, Killin, Kinloch Rannoch, Logierait, Moulin, Remony, Trinafour, Tulliemet, Tummel Bridge, Weem
Have you decided to visit Aberfeldy or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Aberfeldy bed and breakfast (a Aberfeldy B&B or Aberfeldy b and b)
- a Aberfeldy guesthouse
- a Aberfeldy hotel (or motel)
- a Aberfeldy self-catering establishment, or
- other Aberfeldy accommodation