Take the A9,
Perth to Inverness
road, for 14 miles then leave via the
A822 (left hand side off the road). Turn right after
approximatly 8 miles
on to the A826 to Aberfeldy. To visit Menzies Castle leave Aberfeldy
over Wades Bridge on to the A846 (Weems)
Aberfeldy, set deep in the heart of the Perthshire Highlands, this area boasts Perthshire's highest mountain, deepest loch, longest glen and lots of outdoor recreation.
Visit the Aberfeldy Distillary, incorporating the newly opened Dewar's World of Whisky and working Water Mill.
Dewar's World of Whisky offers a series of themed presentation areas taking you back in time with the Dewar's story and learn the secrets of fine blended whisky. Enjoy your dram or taste the stoneground oatmeal at the Aberfeldy Water Mill.
See the Black Watch Memorial (left) commemorating the raising of the world renowned regiment. Take a trip over Wades Bridge (above - left) which provided the vital crossing of the River Tay for General Wade's network of military roads.
From here proceed to nearby Weems and see the historic Menzie Castle, above, (pronounced "Mingies") the seat of the chiefs of Clan Menzies from the 16th century until the death of the last of the main line of the family in 1918.
It is now being restored by the Menzie Clan Society. Inside, the story is told of the 400 year relationship between the house, its surroundings, its family and in both local and national events.
Should you visit nearby Fortingall (with its thatched cottages) take time to visit the churchyard and see the yew tree which is believed to be Europe's oldest living thing, at some 3000 years old.
In Fortingall you are at the mouth of Glen Lyon, the longest enclosed glen in Scotland stretching 34 miles/51km in length. Once a populous community, there is now only a few folk still living in the glen that becomes more uninhabited as it runs west towards Loch Lyon.
It is impossible to mention all the sights in the Aberfeldy region, such as Loch Tay which has been given its own "page".