Best things to do in Aberfeldy

best-things-to-do-in-aberfeldyThere are hundreds of things to do in Aberfeldy, the town is the bustling heart of highland Perthshire. Aberfeldy is steeped in history from ancient stones to spectacular bridges (1733) and architecture. It has pubs and restaurants serving excellent local fare as well as many galleries and more. Below is a short list of the best things to do in Aberfeldy for the day.

Outdoor activities with Splash White Water Rafting.

We are famous for our rafting but we also have a host of other fantastic outdoor activities, be it climbing, Abseiling, Canyoning,  Stand up paddle boarding, Ducking, Paintballing or Quad biking.

Rafting with Splash on Scotland’s longest river is an experience that starts from our base in Aberfeldy and follows the river Tay downstream till Grandtully.

White water rafting on the Tay is fun and can be enjoyed by the whole family (8 years and up) it is also the very best way to see the area. You will see unfiltered natural beauty from your raft, experience adrenaline as you whip through the rapids and more. Now that sounds like fun. Book your adventure here.

Bolfracks Gardens

Maybe you just want to take a leisurely stroll, relax and enjoy the wonderful views and aromas of a spectacular highland garden.  Bolfracks gardens are renowned for their impressive collections of rare and unusual plants, including a superb collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, acres, old fashioned roses and an array of herbaceous perennials. The Garden itself can be traced back to 1928!!  More info here

Highland Safaris

A popular activity centre that caters for a whole host of excellent activities to keep you and the whole family entertained, inspired and educated.  Hop on a Landrover tour and see the surrounding landscapes like never before (highland safari) or jump behind the wheel yourself and try their 4×4  off-road driving course. Combine this with and amazing cafe and their famous Red deer centre, it’s no wonder why Highland Safari proves a fun and popular day out in the Aberfeldy area.  More info here


The Watermill is situated in the heart of Aberfeldy and is an award-winning independent bookstore, an art gallery, a design lead homeware store and a cafe all situated in a converted oatmeal mill. The perfect place to relax and recoup after a morning on safari or white water rafting. More info here

Castle Menzies

A truly amazing castle and must for any history buff.  The castle has been the seat of Clan Menzies for over 500 years which has seen it plays its part in the turbulent history of the area. From the Jacobite rising to housing Polish allied fighter pilots and everything in between.  The castle is accessible and spectacular to walk around and experience history live. More info here 

Take a walk up the Birks of Aberfeldy

The falls of Moness ie “The Birks of Aberfeldy” was made famous by the national bard Robert Burns when in 1787 he penned the song “The Birks of Aberfeldy”. The birks experience was so magical that Rabie himself wrote a song about it. If this doesn’t inspire you as to the natural beauty that awaits you at the birks, then nothing will. The walk takes you on a circular path to the top of the Falls of Moness, the walk is full of spectacular sights and well worth the visit.

Relax at Moness Resort with a massage

If you decided to get your heart pumping with some white water rafting or a brisk walk around the Birks of Aberfeldy then you may be looking to relax a little. Moness Resort has a fine selection of Spa Treatments to help you relax. From Swedish,  hot stone and Indian head massages to reflexology they have you covered. Sit back and enjoy the pampering – you deserve it. More info here

Dewars Whisky Tours

The last whisky distillery left in the area, it was founded in 1846  by John Dewar. It has been in the town of Aberfeldy for over 150 years! Dewar’s whisky is world-renowned, they offer a range of tours ranging from the general tour which includes a wee dram to the specialist tours for the whisky connoisseur.

Our “Best things to do in Aberfeldy” is just a small selection of the very best things to do in Aberfeldy. However, there are lots of other fantastic sites, attraction, activities and more for you to experience in this magical area. So if you’re thinking about visiting Aberfeldy, Splash white water rafting can take the hassle out of your trip. We have an extensive network of partners around the town and wider Perthshire area. We can book you great deals on accommodation, tours, activities and more. Contact us today to see how we can help you get the best Aberfeldy experience.

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