There’s nothing like opening the large heavy front door to your very own Scottish castle for the first time, letting the sights, sounds and smells of history excite your senses as you explore every room, snug, secret passageway and staircase.
You have the same conversations every year – where shall we go away this year? What shall we do? When shall we pay the deposit? Have you booked the time off work yet? How do we get there? Have you packed your shaver?
You’ve been planning it for months: time off work is sorted, the accommodation is booked, the agenda is finalised and everyone is looking forward to their first ever large group holiday together.
But bringing together lots of families and personalities for one single holiday can present challenges. You’ve not lived together before, you all have different agendas, and the annoying habits that seem faintly amusing at Christmas can suddenly become unbearable, making arguments a distinct possibility.
Aberfeldy is located north west of Perth situated beside the river Tay, with Loch Tay and Glen Lyon beyond. Whilst there is evidence of previous settlements here, including a Roman fort, this sleepy market town was created in 1796. Its creation would have been accelerated once General Wade had built the crossing bridge over the Tay in 1733 to William Adam’s design.