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 Aberfeldy
in 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. "