was in 1787 that Robert Burns penned his famous invitation
to "Come let us spend the lichtsome days in the Birks
of Aberfeldie." Accept the offer of Scotland's National
Poet and you too will experience the unspoiled beauty of this
spectacular part of Perthshire.
visitor to Aberfeldy
should walk across its famous bridge, which provided the vital
crossing of the River Tay for General Wade's network of military
roads. The bridge was constructed in 1733 to the design of
architect William Adam, father of the more famous Robert Adam.
The work was completed in 9 months using clorite schist from
a local quarry. onstruction of the bridge was supervised by
General Wade and carried out by soldiers employed as labourers.
Wade considered his bridge at Aberfeldy to be his greatest
accomplishment. Prior to the construction of the bridge, the
river was crossed by a ferry. Thus, the motto of the seal
of the Burgh - " Swift and often goes the boat of Aberfeldy.
is easily reached from Perth:
By Holiday Inn, Perth. Ideally located for access to the
main motorways in central Scotland, this hotel provides great
value for the business or leisure traveller. All 81 modern
bedrooms have power shower, hairdryer, television including
SKY Sports 1 & 2 and SKY News. Wireless internet access
is available. Free car parking is provided. Perth
Quality Hotel Perth is an elegant Victorian hotel in the
hub of social activity, with its Scottish fare and fine whiskies.
Bedrooms have television and tea and coffee making facilities.
An excellent Perthshire touring base in good golfing country,
close to a number of whisky distilleries and the Caithness
Ramada Perth hotel is a former 15th century watermill,
located in the centre of Perth, the gateway to the Highlands.
Fresh running water is still visible through portholes in
the reception and lounge areas. The hotel is an ideal location
to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.
you would like to Tour Aberfeldy on a highly personalized
small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy
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