In a 10-minute easy walk from Chraggs, you can find yourself in the centre of Aberfeldy. Aberfeldy is a small but bustling town situated in the highlands of Perthshire. Aberfeldy has attracted many famous guests throughout history which has contributed to its increase in visitor numbers and its lively atmosphere as people walk in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and poet Robert Burns.
Aberfeldy is unsurprisingly popular thanks to its cafes, restaurants and nods to heritage such as the Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery and the history of the old Aberfeldy Watermill which is currently used as a bookshop, gallery and café.
Furthermore, Aberfeldy is a popular place for thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies who want to explore the outdoor pursuits that Aberfeldy has to offer. From whitewater rafting to abseiling, bungee jumping to canyoning, there are so many white-knuckle experiences for everyone to try and enjoy.
For those who prefer a more peaceful existence, Aberfeldy also offers calm and tranquillity too. A typical Highland village, you can breathe in the fresh Highland air and enjoy relaxing walks through the hills and woodland. For example, just outside the village of Aberfeldy is the Birks of Aberfeldy. The Birks of Aberfeldy was popularised by Robert Burns who wrote a poem about the area. You can follow in the footsteps of the famous national bard, and take a circular woodland walk through the historic natural beauty.
Walking through the Birks of Aberfeldy can offer some fantastic photography particularly at the gorge where you can watch and capture the white water of the falls and the ancient beauty of the mature woodland trees.
The town of Aberfeldy itself is nestled on the banks of the River Tay, the longest river in Scotland, and just outside the town, you’ll find Loch Tay too, the largest loch in Perthshire which is a picturesque sight and a playground for watersport enthusiasts.