Aberfeldy

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Aberfeldy is a small Town situated 31 miles northwest of Perth.

The Town is popular for its Waterfalls Walk, Golf, Large Putting Green, Black Watch Memorial, Military Bridge, Old Watermill Shop / Cafe, Touring Park, Dewar's Whisky Distillery 1 mile east, Castle Menzies 2 miles west, Highland Safaris 3 miles west, and the Fortingall Yew 8 miles west. The 3,553ft / 1083m Schiehallion mountain is 13 miles northwest with a good car park and path to the top.

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The image top is of the main street named Dunkeld Street. Birks Cinema and the Fountain are at the Town Square with a number of Cafes. Square Large Image.

The Waterfalls Walk is from the centre of Town from a small scenic park with wood carvings, or from a car park on the outskirts of the Town.

Three miles east of Aberfeldy is St Mary's Church / Chapel, another interesting attraction.

The Old Watermill has been converted to a Shop with paintings, books, old style home ware and a cafe.

Aberfeldy Golf Club and large Putting Green are on the west side of the town by the Military Bridge and Black Watch Memorial.

The Bridge was built to help Government Troops keep peace in the Highlands. The Black Watch was the most famous of the Regiments used to patrol the area.

The Touring and Camping Park is on the west side of the Town, ideal for stopovers while touring the area.

The Dewar's of Aberfeldy Whisky Distillery is situated under 1 mile west with a shop, cafe /bar and tours can be taken.

Castle Menzies is situated under 2 miles northwest of Aberfeldy, over the Military Bridge. The Castle can be visited with a small entrance fee.

The Fortingall Yew tree is situated about 8 miles west, over the Military Bridge. This is claimed to be the oldest tree in Britain, a real scenic place to visit with houses in the very small village having thatched roofs.

Aberfeldy History

1100s - Menzies were the prominent family in the area with a Tower House known as Comrie Castle.

1487 - Comrie Castle was ruined by fire, leading to the Menzies building Weem Castle by Aberfeldy.

1502 - Nigel Stewart of Garth destroyed Weem Castle in a dispute over the lands of Fothergill.

1500s - Castle Menzies was built for the Clan Menzies about 2 miles west of Aberfeldy.

1733 - General Wade built the Military Bridge at Aberfeldy to allow Government Troops to patrol the area in an attempt to keep the Highland Clans from revolting against the King.

1740 - the Black Watch regiment was set up at Aberfeldy, becoming one of the most notable regiments in the history of Scotland.

1746 - Prince Charlie stayed at Castle Menzies for 2 nights just before he was defeated at the Battle of Culloden, the last Jacobite battle.

1787 - the poet Robert Burns toured the Scottish Highlands with his friend William Nicol, visiting Aberfeldy. Burns wrote the poem The Birks of Aberfeldy about the Waterfalls by the Town.

1825 - the Aberfeldy Water Mill opened to produce Oatmeal.

1869 - the Breadalbane Cricket Club was founded in 1869, they play at Victoria Park in Aberfeldy.

1885 - the Water Fountain in The Square at Aberfeldy was built.

1887 - the Black Watch Memorial was completed next to the Military Bridge in Aberfeldy.

1895 - Aberfeldy Golf Club was founded.

1896 - Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery was opened 1 mile east of Aberfeldy.

1957 - Castle Menzies was restored by the Menzies Clan Society to serve as a Museum.

1983 - the Aberfeldy Watermill was converted to a heritage site.

2000 - the Dewar's World of Whisky visitor centre opened.

2005 - the Aberfeldy Watermill had a Bookshop, Shop, Art Gallery, and Cafe added.



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