Aberfeldy (Perth and Kinross)

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Scottish Gaelic Obar Pheallaidh
Center of Aberfeldy
Center of Aberfeldy
Coordinates 56 ° 37 ′  N , 3 ° 52 ′  W Coordinates: 56 ° 37 ′  N , 3 ° 52 ′  W
Aberfeldy (Scotland)
Residents 1986 2011 census
ZIP code section PH15
prefix 01887
Part of the country Scotland
Council area Perth and Kinross
British Parliament Perth and North Perthshire
Scottish Parliament Perthshire North

Aberfeldy is a town with 1990 inhabitants in the valley of the River Tay in the Scottish region of Perth and Kinross . In Gaelic it is called Obar Pheallaidh ( Peallaidh was a kind of water goblin, the part of the name Obar means mouth or confluence).

The place is in English-speaking especially known for the folk song The Birks of Aberfeldy ( The Birch of Aberfeldy ) of the Scottish poet Robert Burns .


Aberfeldy is located in a scenic area of ​​the Scottish Highlands . In the village, the visitor will find a water mill that was operated for grinding oats until 2003. Oat ( Oat Meal ) are in Scotland, inter alia, for the preparation of the traditional porridge used a slurry of oat flakes, water and salt or sugar. Today there is a bookshop in the mill building.

Aberfeldy is the production site of the Dewar - whiskeys . The distillery can be visited.

Nearby attractions include Castle Menzies and General Wade's Bridge .

sons and daughters of the town

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Scotland (United Kingdom): Council Areas & Localities - Population Statistics, Charts and Map. Retrieved November 21, 2019 (2011 census).
  2. Aberfeldy - Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland. Retrieved November 21, 2019 .
  3. Iain Mac Tailleir: Place-names. (PDF) Scottish Parliament, p. 1 , accessed on November 21, 2019 (English).

Web links

Commons : Aberfeldy  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Aberfeldy  Travel Guide