Aberfeldy is a quiet but fascinating town in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It overlooks the River Tay, and there is much to do in the city and in the area around it. Within Aberfeldy, there is Victoria Park, which is popular with children, as there is a new playground that has been put in. Wade's Bridge offers some lovely views, especially on a day when the weather is nice. Take a walk out to the Birks, the waterfalls just outside of town. You can find the river rapids in the gorges by following the path from the town center into Moness Burn. The best time to check them out is if it's rained recently, because when the water level increases, the rapids become much more impressive.
There is a bus station in town, but no railway line, so keep this in mind when planning how to get to your Aberfeldy hostel. If you have a car, it is easy to get to and drive around and parking isn't too bad. For places in the area to explore, check out Loch Tay -- take a drive around the lake for some incredible views. There are lots of little shops that sell local wares, but as is usually the case with remote areas, the prices are quite high and expensive. Check out the local distillery, Dewar's World of Whiskey, for a tour of the the small distillery and a dram of whiskey at the end. Castle Menzies is a restored castle that is a fine example of its kind. It's open to visitors and has a museum with lots of history and information.
Bolfracks Estate is open from April to October, and you can wander throughout the beautiful gardens. There is also a family mausoleum in the gardens, which is cool to check out. There aren't many inexpensive places to shop, but if you're on a budget, there is a Co-Op supermarket and a Spar in town for cheaper options.
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