A few of our favourite things...

Aberfeldy and Highland Perthshire have a wealth of great places to visit. Listed below are a few of our own favourites – tell us about your favourites on Facebook and Twitter when you visit and we can add them too!

Just opened!

Birks Cinema

Community cinema in Aberfeldy, recently restored and reopened.

http://www.birkscinema.co.uk

Our furniture

People always ask us where we get our lovely beds and other furnishings. The vast majority of solid oak furniture comes from Spirit of Wood, at the Mains for Murthly Farm, here in Aberfeldy. They also stock a range of soft furnishings, homeware and gifts.

http://www.spirit-of-wood.com/

Our preserves

All our preserves, chutneys, condiments, sauces and jams are made here on the farm using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. The majority of our fruit comes from the Mains of Murthly Farm in Aberfeldy, where the flavour and quality of the fruit are outstanding. If you're visiting the Spirit of Wood shop at the Mains of Murthly Farm during fruit-picking season, you can pick up punnets of their delicious berries direct.

Our favourite coffee

One of our favourite coffees is from Glen Lyon Coffee Roasters, who use ethically sourced beans from around the world.

http://www.glenlyoncoffee.co.uk

Our favourite chocolates

Charlotte Flower makes the most beautiful chocolates with inspired fillings and flavours sourced ethically and using seasonal local produce at every opportunity.  Meadowsweet and Scots Pine harvested from the hills surrounding Acharn, Loch Tay, infused into the most luscious quality chocolate leaves a stunning moment in your mouth, when you are transported immediately to the fields and woodlands of Perthshire. Take a box of these home with you - every time you eat one you will be transported back to your holiday in Scotland.

http://www.charlotteflowerchocolates.co.uk

Local attractions

Highland Safaris

Highland Safaris offers much more than just their fantastic off-road safaris. There's a great cafe, children's play area, gift shop, nature walk, gold panning activity, and you can get 'up close and personal' with the red deer in their deer park.

http://www.highlandsafaris.net

Perth Concert Hall, Perth Theatre

Creating a buzz in Perthshire, these venues aim to inspire, entertain and delight.

http://www.horsecross.co.uk

Birnam Arts Institute

A community facility for ‘education and entertainment' since 1880, it includes an exhibition on regular visitor Beatrix Potter.

http://www.birnamarts.com

The Scottish Crannog Centre

Fascinating visit for all the family, discovering how people used to live thousands of years ago, with excellent events going on throughout the year.

http://www.crannog.co.uk

Castle Menzies

A great 'hands-on' castle - access all areas, go anywhere, up every turret and let your imagination run wild.

http://www.castlemenzies.org

Dewar's World of Whisky

A five-star attraction for whisky fans or those wanting know more about the 'water of life'.

http://www.dewars.com/#/gb/en/our-place/dewars-world-of-whisky

Pitlochry Theatre

 

http://www.pitlochry.org.uk

Active Kids Adventure Park (30-40 mins, Stanley)

Indoor and outdoor fun for all the family - pedal karting, trampolines, climbing frames and indoor play and coffee/gift shop.

http://www.activekidadventurepark.co.uk

Noah's (40 mins, Perth)

Indoor fun for all the family - indoor play, go-karting, 10-pin bowling.

http://www.noahsarkperth.co.uk

Some of our favourite places for coffee and cakes

Highland Safaris (see above)

Habitat Cafe

Great coffee in the centre of Aberfeldy.

http://www.habitatcafe.co.uk/OurPeople.html

Highland Chocolatier (20 mins, Grandtully)

Coffee, chocolate and gifts.

http://www.highlandchocolatier.com

The Watermill Bookshop, Art Gallery and Cafe

Great ambience, coffee and cake, along with an excellent stock for readers.

http://www.aberfeldywatermill.com

The Birks Cafe

For casual daytime dining for all the family, and a great carrot cake!

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g551795-d3198566-Reviews-The_Birks_Cafe-Aberfeldy_Perth_and_Kinross_Scotland.html

The Country Kitchen

Tea room reknowned for it's great meringues!

The Quaich

Quick bites and smooth coffee.

Stewart Tower (30 mins, Stanley)

Fabulous ice cream made on the farm premises.

http://www.stewart-tower.co.uk

Some of our favourite shops

Karelia House

For their textiles and crafts materials, plus their coffee shop!

http://www.kareliahouse.co.uk

Homer

For stylish homeware.

http://www.athomer.co.uk

The Watermill Bookshop, Art Gallery and Cafe (see above)

Spirit of Wood (see above)

Windows

Great gift shop.

http://www.scottish-highland-giftshop.com

Dows

Stylish kitchenware.

Highland Chocolatier (see above)

Mains of Taymouth Courtyard Shop (15 mins, Kenmore)

Good choice of deli produce and a great coffee shop.

http://www.taymouthcourtyard.co.uk

Tiso Perth Outdoor Experience

Wide range of outdoor gear, plus a great coffee shop and safe, all-weather child play area.

http://www.tiso.com/uk_shops/tiso-perth-outdoor-experience

Eating out in and around Aberfeldy

Chillies

Great curry to eat in or takeaway.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g551795-d878525-Reviews-Chillies-Aberfeldy_Perth_and_Kinross_Scotland.html

Plaice on the Square

Fish, chips, pizzas and kebabs.

http://www.chipshopaberfeldy.co.uk

Good Food Takeaway

Wood-fired pizzas, ribs and burgers.

Aileen Chraggan's (5 mins, Weem)

Hearty traditional fare.

Kenmore Hotel (15 mins, Kenmore)

Spectacular setting and great Scottish produce.

http://www.kenmorehotel.com

Logierait Inn (20 mins, Ballinluig)

Yummy, relaxed dining in atmospheric dining room with open fires.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186566-d1946530-Reviews-Logierait_Inn-Pitlochry_Perth_and_Kinross_Scotland.html

The Inn on the Tay (20 mins, Grandtully)

Riverside views, great dining room, great food.

http://www.theinnonthetay.co.uk