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
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.
View a Click on Map for the Area
Attractions and Mountains.
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.
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
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
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.
1100s - Menzies were the prominent family in
the area with a Tower House known as Comrie
1487 - Comrie Castle was ruined by fire,
leading to the Menzies building Weem Castle by
1502 - Nigel Stewart of Garth destroyed Weem
Castle in a dispute over the lands of
1500s - Castle Menzies was built for the
Clan Menzies about 2 miles west of
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
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
1825 - the Aberfeldy Water Mill opened to
1869 - the Breadalbane Cricket Club was
founded in 1869, they play at Victoria Park in
1885 - the Water Fountain in The Square at
Aberfeldy was built.
1887 - the Black Watch Memorial was
completed next to the Military Bridge in
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
2005 - the Aberfeldy Watermill had a
Bookshop, Shop, Art Gallery, and Cafe