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!
Community cinema in Aberfeldy, recently restored and reopened.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perth Concert Hall, Perth Theatre
Creating a buzz in Perthshire, these venues aim to inspire, entertain and delight.
Birnam Arts Institute
A community facility for ‘education and entertainment' since 1880, it includes an exhibition on regular visitor Beatrix Potter.
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.
A great 'hands-on' castle - access all areas, go anywhere, up every turret and let your imagination run wild.
Dewar's World of Whisky
A five-star attraction for whisky fans or those wanting know more about the 'water of life'.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
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.
Noah's (40 mins, Perth)
Indoor fun for all the family - indoor play, go-karting, 10-pin bowling.
Some of our favourite places for coffee and cakes
Highland Safaris (see above)
Great coffee in the centre of Aberfeldy.
Highland Chocolatier (20 mins, Grandtully)
Coffee, chocolate and gifts.
The Watermill Bookshop, Art Gallery and Cafe
Great ambience, coffee and cake, along with an excellent stock for readers.
The Birks Cafe
For casual daytime dining for all the family, and a great carrot cake!
The Country Kitchen
Tea room reknowned for it's great meringues!
Quick bites and smooth coffee.
Stewart Tower (30 mins, Stanley)
Fabulous ice cream made on the farm premises.
Some of our favourite shops
For their textiles and crafts materials, plus their coffee shop!
For stylish homeware.
The Watermill Bookshop, Art Gallery and Cafe (see above)
Spirit of Wood (see above)
Great gift shop.
Highland Chocolatier (see above)
Mains of Taymouth Courtyard Shop (15 mins, Kenmore)
Good choice of deli produce and a great coffee shop.
Tiso Perth Outdoor Experience
Wide range of outdoor gear, plus a great coffee shop and safe, all-weather child play area.
Eating out in and around Aberfeldy
Great curry to eat in or takeaway.
Plaice on the Square
Fish, chips, pizzas and kebabs.
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.
Logierait Inn (20 mins, Ballinluig)
Yummy, relaxed dining in atmospheric dining room with open fires.
The Inn on the Tay (20 mins, Grandtully)
Riverside views, great dining room, great food.