This buzzing little town in Highland Perthshire has lots to offer the tourists that come for a short Scottish break. This guide looks at the top things to do in Aberfeldy and also includes a few hotel recommendations.

Nestled by the River Tay, Aberfeldy was made famous by the famous poet Robert Burns. Scotland’s Nation Bard wrote a poem about The Birks of Aberfeldy in 1787. 

Many visitors come here just to bring the poem alive as they follow the footpaths up to the Falls of Moness, where they are rewarded with stunning views.

Things to do in Aberfeldy

Explore the top things to do in Aberfeldy with My Voyage Scotland’s guide of what to do here. With something for everyone on the list, you won’t be left disappointed at the end of your stay in this scenic Scottish town in Highland Perthshire. 

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery 

If you are visiting Scotland’s Highlands make sure you stop by Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery. This popular tourist attraction is one of the best things to do in Abefeldy, Perthshire. Dewar’s World of Whiskey is open all year round and visitors can book tastings and tours in advance.

Go outdoors

Thrill-seekers love Aberfeldy as it is a popular destination for alternative stag/hen adventures and team bonding days.

With lots going on near the River Tay, you will be spoiled for choice on land and in the water! Some of the activities in Aberfeldy include white water rafting, abseiling, gorge walking, canyoning, mountain biking, and  bungee jumping.

 The Birks of Aberfeldy

We mentioned this famous spot earlier, but we highly recommend that you pay here a visit! It is one of the most popular spots in the town. 

On the way to the birks you will enjoy a fine walk up the steep gorge of the Moness where you will find many majestic waterfalls.

Aberfeldy Watermill

Mills in Aberfeldy are a common sight due to the River Tay and have been recorded on this site, the lower Urlar Burn, since the 1600s.

Today’s mill has been transformed into a cultural hub. Looking for a quiet place to chill while you are visiting the town. The Aberfeldy Watermill is a lovely space to spend an afternoon as there is a bookshop, café, and gallery onsite.

Highland Safaris 

This fantastic five-star attraction in Aberfeldy has won many awards. Highland Safari tour guides take guests on a journey “of discovery over land and loch exploring the breath-taking highland landscape.”

You can choose between a Loch Tay, Mountain or Forest safari – all include wonderful views of this part of Scotland. Highland Safaris recommend the Forest Safari for families as you will not need to explore by foot as your ranger takes your group round in a comfy land rover.

If you want to be super extra, you can now also book a Highland Helicopter Safaris as this company has partnered up with Heliscot. What a way to see the Scottish countryside. 

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