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It 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.

Every 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. "

Aberfeldy is easily reached from Perth:

Express 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 Hotel Breaks.

The 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 glass factory.

The 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.

If you would like to Tour Aberfeldy on a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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