Everybody told me: "If you visit Scotland you HAVE to visit a whisky distillery" - I followed the advise, and I am glad I did. I found my visit to a distillery very interesting!We did a guided tour that led through the different rooms and were shown the different stages of Whisky making. The guide was an elderly lady who was very enthusiastic and...more
After our tour through the distillery, we were shown a film about the distillery's history. The film lasted about ten minutes and was presented in a room that was designed like a small, old fashioned cinema with comfortable seats - quite nice! The film was also interesting, explaining how the distillery was founded by John Dewar in 1846 and how it...more
The Watermill is a bookshop, cds, art gallery, homeware, cafe which is in a 3 floored converted oatmeal mill, which is still in use today. It was purchased by Michael Palin 7 years ago and has won the Independent Bookshop of the Year award. It has a large selection of Scottish books and childrens books too, not so many fiction. The cafe sells...more
There's a lovely little walk from the village centre up to the Falls of Moness and back. The 3-mile path takes you through beautiful woodlands, never wandering far from the brook and the falls. The Scottish poet Robert Burns was so enchanted about this wonderful spot of natural beauty that he wrote a poem about it - he's still sitting there, trying...more
Dominating over the village of Kinloch Rannoch you will find the impressive peak of Schiehallion. With the summit at 1053m, you will often find it covered in the white stuff.A popular walk is to be had leaving from the Braes of Foss car park, the summit and back is approx 6 miles in distance.more
The Dale Of Fortingall, Glen Lyon, Aberfeldy, PH15
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Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DY, United Kingdom
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Weem, Aberfeldy, PH15 2LD, gb
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The Sma' Glen is a beautiful glen close to Aberfeldy. It is only 3km long, but it is truly spectacular. The river Almond flows through it, and it has been on the trail of several historical figures, such as Bonnie Prince Charlie who marched through the glen on his way to Culloden. I was happy our tour guide stopped so that we were able to take a few pictures and to enjoy the scenery a little longer and not only from the bus.
Doing research for this tip I read that at one end of the glen there is a large monolith which according to legend is the burial place of the bard Ossian. Unfortunately we did not visit that stone (I would like to see it not because I believe in the legend, but to see the monolith). Make sure you look out for it when you travel here!
Directions: Between Aberfeldy and Crieff
Aberfeldy is home to a nice litlle golf course, par is 68 and yardage is 5283.
Some of the holes bring the River Tay into play and there is a funky moving bridge which spans the river, although set amidst rolling hills the course itself is not to hilly.
A weekday round is £15 and a weekend round £20.
Equipment: Golf clubs surpringsingly enough ;-)
I visited Scotland in February, and I expected it to be very cold, with snow and stormy weather. Advise on VT confirmed this, and so I decided that I rather did not want to rely too much on public transport which could easily be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather conditions. On the other hand I wanted to get out of Edinburgh and, during my ten...more
Aberfeldy became particularly popular due to a poem written by the Scottish poet Robert Burns, „The Birks of Aberfeldy“. The text was written to a pre-existing melody in 1787 while Burns travelled around the highlands and rested in a wood close to Aberfeldy.This is the text, taken from www.robertburns.org:Bonie lassie, will ye go, Will ye go, will...more
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