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Beyond Adventure is a professional provider in outdoor adventure activities and experiences. Specialising in canoeing, kayaking & paddleboarding they tailor any adventure to fit your needs, day taster sessions, micro adventures or longer wilderness expeditions. Drop into the By the River base to find you perfect adventure & become inspired to start your journey.
Join Biscuit for a Wee Adventure & return muddy, tired, happy & inspired! Enjoy the buzz of adventure sports or simply unplug & replenish your soul in the spectacular outdoors of Highland Perthshire. Entertain the kids with Activity Days, Birthday Parties & monthly clubs. Create bespoke adventures for families, friends & groups.
The Birks of Aberfeldy inspired Robert Burns to write his poem of the same name after a visit in August 1787. The circular 1.5 mile path (allow 1.5 to 2hrs) follows the path alongside the Moness Burn. What you see today is the product of the past, not the recent past but of millions of years. Waterfalls are a feature of these hanging valleys where side streams drop down steep slopes.
A unique cruise on Loch Tay in a modern, fast, custom built cabin Rib, exploring the history, heritage & folklore of Perthshire's largest loch. Experience the breath taking scenery & dramatic landscape with the local & knowledgeable skipper, you will be enchanted by the Loch's mystical charm! Daily Departures - 7 days a week, April to November.
Winner of 'Best Visitor Experience' in Scotland. Discover the Red Deer and Barn Owl Encounter, Land Rover Safaris, Gold and Gem Panning. All set in a stunning location, a truly authentic discovery of everything that makes Highland Safaris an exceptional destination. Open daily. Award Winning Cafe and Gift Shop. Free Wifi. Bike Hire and BiketraX MTB Skills Loop, Play area, Discovery Trail, Maze. FREE Safari Pass £50 in discounts and offers Booking essential for Safaris and Red Deer Centre online.
Discover Aberfeldy Single Malt whisky, the heart of Dewar's Scotch. Distillery tours take place throughout the day and include the atmospheric warehouse and heritage centre. Enjoy your dram in the whisky lounge, browse the shop and relax in the cafe.
An outstanding example of a C16th plan fortified house. The seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies who were heavily involved in the turbulent history of the highlands, Bonnie Prince Charlie rested for two nights in the Castle on his way to the Battle of Culloden in 1746. See the Menzies Claymore (sword) used by the Chief at the Battle of Bannockburn. The Castle has been renovated & restored to the time it was built in the 1550's. 30 rooms on view. Castle open April to 31 Oct. Tearoom & Gift Shop OPEN May to Sept. Adults £8.00 Conc. £6.00 Children £3.00 Family £20.00. Castle available for weddings, functions & events. Open some evenings for tours call castle for times. 1mile West of Aberfeldy on the B846.
Cluny House Gardens is a 6 acre woodland Garden with many exciting and rare Himalayan plants. The hillside aspect, climate and soil are ideal for growing Primulas, Meconopsis, Trilliums, Rhododendrons, Lilies and many species of trees and shrubs. Lots of red squirrels! OPEN all year 9am - 6pm. Adults £5 children under 16 £1. From 1st Dec to 12th Feb donations only. Tel: 07818 065966 Signposted from the Weem and Grandtully junctions of Strathtay to Weem Rd.
Glen Lyon was also known as 'An Crom Ghleann' (the bent glen), is the longest enclosed glen in Scotland and runs for 34 miles from Loch Lyon in the west to the village of Fortingall in the east. There is a popular drive through the glen starting at Fortingall, through to Bridge of Balgie (12miles) and back over the side of Ben Lawers to Loch Tay.
Bolfracks Gardens are the oldest continuous gardens open to the general public in Highland Perthshire and have been awarded the 3 Star Garden Grading Award by Visit Scotland.
The Fortingall Yew Tree is estimated as being between 3,000 and 5,000 years old. Acknowledged as Europe's oldest tree. In 1769 the tree's girth was 56ft (over 17 metres). Tradition has it that Pontius Pilate was born here whilst his father was on a mission from Caesar to a Caledonii King. The Yew tree is in Fortingall church yard.
Enjoy an audio-guided Chocolate Tasting by Scotland's most awarded Master Chocolatier (in French, German, Spanish, Mandarin). Taste the Velvet Truffles twice awarded BEST in the World. Experience the luxurious Chocolate Lounge serving renowned hot chocolate, cakes and coffees. Browse the Chocolate Shop & Exhibition Open 7 days in Grandtully (between Aberfeldy & Pitlochry).
An exceptionally fine and rare example of a survivor of a pre-Reformation rural parish chapel. The austere exterior gives no hint of the extravagant and sophisticated painted ceiling inside. This is one of two principal surviving ecclesiastical painted ceilings left in Scotland
Offering fantastical views over Loch Tay. It has been cleverly designed to offer privacy, as well as access to Loch Tay via slides and a water trampoline. There is a drop in rate for those who would like to use it while visiting Pitlochry and Aberfeldy