Local Area – Things to Do and See

Tina would be happy to help you plan your trip, a day out, book a restaurant, organise transport, and share her local knowledge to help you make the most of your time in Highland Perthshire.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Here are some useful starting points:


Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Plays, musicals, comedy, ceilidhs, and concerts.

Birks Cinema

A community-run, single-screen cinema.

Enchanted Forest

Britain’s biggest outdoor sound and light show takes place annually and is set in Faskally Woods.

Perthshire Amber

Annual arts festival with concerts, open mic, workshops, talks, and music sessions.

Perthshire Open Studios

An annual nine-day event where artists and makers throughout Perthshire open their studios and workshops to the public.


Aberfeldy Farmers’ Market

Found in the Town Square on the first Sunday of each month from April – October between 10 am and 2 pm. Local food, art, and craft stalls.

Karelia House Craft Centre

Scotland’s premier craft destination. An array of yarns, fabrics, and Brother’s sewing machines are sold here. The coffee shop always offers a warm welcome. See the website for sewing and craft workshops. Discount offered to Fernbank guests.


A delightful homeware and lifestyle brand. Handpicked pieces and a mix of vintage and new furniture, quirky accessories, and contemporary soft furnishings.

Spirit of Wood

Calum and Nicki have created a truly unique environment in which to showcase premium quality, solid wood furniture, giftware, and home accessories – all hand-sourced. Well worth a visit


Scottish tweed and tailoring with art, letterpress, and design by Ryan Hannigan.

The Watermill

Charming bookshop, café, and gallery in a converted mill in Aberfeldy.

House of Bruar

Scottish country clothing specialists and an extensive food hall which is hard to resist.

Herd of Sporrans & So You

Handcrafted sporrans, belts, and other exquisite Scottish gifts.

Our Great Outdoors

Outdoor ‘Hot Box Spa’

Indulge in Wild Wellness at our beautiful Outdoor ‘Hot Box Spa’, which is available for mixed groups and exclusive sessions.

Unique Adventure Tours Scotland

For Private Group activities – Custom Single and Multi-day Adventure Activity Tours based in Aberfeldy.
Paddleboarding . Canyoning . Rafting . Mountain Biking . River Bugs… and more.

Highland Fling Bungee & Swing

The most awesome adrenaline experience based in an iconic Scottish setting.

Scottish Quads

Experience Quad Biking at its best, treks to suit all abilities, suitable for ages 12 years plus.

Beyond Adventure

For over 20 years they have been the industry leaders in canoe expeditions across Scotland.

Highland Safaris

Landrover safaris, Loch Tay water safaris, red deer centre, and trail centre for walking and bikes.

The Birks of Aberfeldy

A local walk along a natural fault in the landscape, through which the Birks flows freely. Magical falls and majestic trees line the route, giving inspiration to Robbie Burns’s famous poem, ‘The Birks of Aberfeldy’.

Etape Caledonia

The UK’s leading closed road sportive taking in 81 miles of stunning Highland scenery.

Faskally Wood

Extensive woodland paths and picnic spots with lochside views, wildlife, and home to the Enchanted Forest.

The Perthshire Gardens Collection

A collection of gardens that have been working together since 2001. These gardens include Scone Palace, Glendoick, Glamis, Branklyn, Blair Castle, Cluny, Dundee Botanics, Drummond, Explorers (Pitlochry), Pitmuies, and Cambo in Fife.

The Scottish Crannog Centre

A Crannog is an ancient Loch dwelling. Discover how and why these ancient people built their homes in the water, and experience first-hand how they lived. Tel: 01887 830 583

Fishing and shooting

Permits for local salmon and trout fishing alongside world-class shooting and stalking on the neighboring estates can be arranged. Please let us know on booking or arrival so we can make arrangements for you.

There is also some superb salmon and trout fishing to be had in the local rivers and lochs. The salmon fishing on Loch Tay is some of the finest to be had in Scotland.

Local permits may be obtained from the following;
Website: www.aberfeldyanglingclub.com
Call: 01887 820220

For further information please refer to www.anglingintayside.co.uk


Beautiful hamlet and home to the 5000-year-old Fortingall Yew, the oldest living thing on Earth, the birthplace of Pontius Pilate.


Local courses are available to pay and play in: Strathtay, Mains of Taymouth (Kenmore), Aberfeldy, and Pitlochry.


A small village where Loch Tay meets the River Tay, home to one of Scotland’s most fabled Castles, and where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert spent their Honeymoon.

Perthshire Big Tree Country

15 of the best tree and woodland sights throughout Perthshire, a perfect way to see some of Scotland’s finest tree specimens.


A gentle stroll on a forest trail, a Munro or two, or anything in between. There is an abundance of walks to suit all levels from Fernbank Guesthouse and the surrounding areas. The Forestry Commission website gives comprehensive details of forest trails. Whether your aspiration is Munros or Corbetts – Schiehallion, Ben Lawers, Ben Vrackie, and many other hills, lie in wait.
We will happily arrange experienced mountain guides to accompany you on your travels, should you wish.

Food and drink

Saorsa 1875

A flagship hotel, designed for vegans, vegetarians, and the plant-curious.

Housed within a 19th-century baronial edifice, the hotel’s bohemian stylings and eclectic furnishings offer the perfect antidote to the frantic pace of modern living.

Aberfeldy Watermill

A great place for community groups to meet or just to take the weight off and enjoy a freshly ground coffee, homemade cake or light lunch.

The Tay

An award-winning local coffee shop offers excellent daily produce.

Paper Boat Cafe

Whether you’re on a day trip, on holiday in the village or are a local legend please pop in and have a coffee, stay a while, and enjoy the space we have created.

Glen Lyon Coffee

Speciality coffee micro-roasters in Aberfeldy – ‘Closed Sat/Sun’.

Grandtully Hotel

The Grandtully Hotel by Ballintaggart is a newly transformed, vibrant eight-bedroom hotel with a 30-cover restaurant, bar, outdoor terrace, and private dining room.

Inn on the Tay

This Inn offers a warm welcome, tasty food, and a friendly watering hole.
Please ask Tina for a 10% discount card (applies to food bill only)


One of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, this unique farm distillery has been producing handmade single malt since 1825.

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery

The Dewar Family and their iconic Aberfeldy Malt are synonymous with our local town and still solely distilled here. An award-winning visitor attraction, where you can blend your own and revel in finding the taste of heaven.

Iain Burnett

Artisan chocolatier Iain Burnett makes exquisite truffles, pralines and Florentines. Don’t miss the gourmet hot chocolate in next door café Legends.

The Blackwatch Inn

Our local Public House, also happens to have paid host to a regimental gathering of the Black Watch Regiment for many years. From the beer garden, you can see the Black Watch monument and the site where they first mustered as a regiment in 1776, soon to become the most feared fighting force in the world.

Three Lemons

Ian and his team will make you very welcome and their wood-fired pizzas are memorable.

Ailean Chraggan

For first-class, local fare and drink look no further. Fantastic views can be enjoyed from the covered terrace in summer or warm up next to an open fire in winter.

Cow and Parrot Cafe

A stone’s throw from Fernbank, welcoming owners Nic and James serve great coffee, delicious pastries, and cakes as well as soup and gourmet sandwiches


Family-run cake and sandwich shop which specialises in gluten-free baking. A great solution if you’re looking for a group picnic or celebration cake.

KB’s Kitchen

This restaurant is popular with Fernbank guests for its fabulous fresh Italian cuisine and lively atmosphere.