Aberfeldy Tourist Attractions
A journey along the A924 and the A827 to Aberfeldy (pop. 1,250; 15mi/24km to the southwest of Pitlochry) is worthwhile. This peaceful little village is situated by Urlar Burn near its confluence with the River Tay. The gorge here is as wild as it was 200 years ago when Robert Burns climbed to the three waterfalls at Moness. By that time he was already very successful and, wherever he went, both ordinary people and the educated classes would listen attentively to what he had to say. These two contrasting worlds have found their way into his poems and "Come let us spend the lightsome days in the Birchs of Aberfeldy" was written, we are led to believe, by Burns as he sat on a rock above the birch forest. Nowadays, a nature trail leads visitors along the Urlar's stone staircase.
General Wade's Bridge
The highlight of Aberfeldy is the almost filigree design on the five-arched bridge over the Tay, which William Adam created for General Wade. Wade had devised comprehensive plans for opening up the Highlands and for making them much more accessible to English troops.
Close on 2mi/3km to the west of Aberfeldy stands the 16th century Z-shaped Castle Menzies, which is owned by the Menzies Clan Society. The four huge corner towers dominate the building in which an exhibition documents the history of the Menzies clan.