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The Watermill and Homer are in Mill Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BG. The Watermill phone number is 01887 822896 and Homer 02887 830802.

Aberfeldy lies right in the middle of Scotland, an hour and a half from Edinburgh and Glasgow and two hours from Aberdeen. It is less than 20 minutes from the A9 (Ballinluig Junction) on the A827. Heading west on the A827, pass through the square and Mill Street is 200 metres on the right-hand side just before the traffic lights. Car parking is behind The Watermill.

By public transport - Coming from the south take train to Dunkeld & Birnam or Pitlochry. As long as your train stops at Dunkeld & Birnam (most but not all do), this is quicker when coming from the south. Train timetable from Perth, Glasgow, Edinburgh.  Then get bus from Birnam (one an hour). The bus stops opposite the Birnam Hotel 200 yards from the station via an underpass under the main road (map). Bus times from Pitlochry -see below.

Coming from Inverness and the north  - get off at Pitlochry. Catch bus (24 ) for Ballinluig from middle of Pitlochry (one an hour) with a simple change at Ballinluig for the Aberfeldy service (23) - we recommend you check the Local Bus Timetable website for times and connections. Please check times before travelling as timetables do sometimes change.

Local taxis - essential to book ahead - Aberfeldy Taxi  01887 820370, Yule of Pitlochry 01796 472290 or Birnam Autocabs (from Dunkeld & Birnam) 01350 728828.

Aberfeldy is a great place to visit – a busy small town in a stunning setting by the River Tay.

Aberfeldy is surrounded by beautiful low level and woodland walking to suit all levels, including the stunning Birks o' Aberfeldy waterfall walk. Big mountains like Ben Lawers and the Tarmachan ridge are less than 30 minutes away. The River Tay is Scotland’s best ‘white water’ river with year-round activities including rafting, kayaking and open canoeing to suit all abilities and ages. Other local ‘things to do’ include a range of high quality independent shops and visitor attractions.

Shopping

  • Homer. High quality homewear, gardens and antique furniture. Owned by and next door to The Watermill.
  • House of Menzies. New world wines, Scottish art and café in superb renovated steading.
  • Taymouth Coutyard. High quality delicatessen, gifts and homeware at Kenmore.
  • Spirit of Wood. Quality furniture and home accessories.

Things to Do

    Accomodation

For a fuller list of accommodation including bed and breakfast and cottages, see www.visitaberfeldy.co.uk and Aberfeldy Tourist Information Centre.

Where To Find Us

We are open seven days a week 10-5pm (11-5pm Sunday). Mill Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BG. 01887 822896

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Up and Coming Events

Tuesday 17th Oct (19.00)

Jim Crumley talking about and signing his new book

Acclaimed nature writer jim Crumley will be at The Watermill talking about 'The Nature of Winter'. Tickets, £5 include a refreshment and £2 off purchase of the book

Tuesday 17th Oct (11.00)

Half-Term Storytime

Half an hour of holiday storytelling for 4-7 year olds. Free - just come along

Thursday 19th Oct (19.30)

Elsa-Jean McTaggart and Gary Lister are back

We are pleased to welcome back Aberfeldy-born singer/songwriter who will take you on a roller-coaster ride of jigs, reels and ballads. 'A mean fiddler, all round folk musician', 'A beautiful voice...a lovely show'. A fantastic evening of music is in store. Tickets £9/£7 (under 16) from The Watermill 01887 822896

Watermill Blog

Highland Bookshop Fort William

Posted: Tue 22nd Aug

Going West? The Highland Bookshop, a sister shop to The Watermill has just opened in Fort William. A joint venture between Watermill owners Jayne & Kevin Ramage and Lochaber author Angus MacDonald, it is the first dedicated bookshop in the town for many years. You can find out more on the Highland Bookshop Facebook page here.

Jamie Grant to open Winter Words 2017

Posted: Tue 31st Jan

Watermill Books author and photographer Jamie Grant is opening this year’s Winter Words Festival at Pitlochy Festival Theatre with an iillustrated account of the sub-Antarctic isle of South Georgia on the 16th of February. He spent the 2015-16 austral summer on the island as Artist in Residence for The South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) and published ‘Summer in South Georgia,’ with Watermill Books in September 2016. Tickets can be booked via Pitlochry Theatre website.

Sunshine and snow

Posted: Sat 14th Jan

Life is good It's a wonderful crisp, sunny, snowy day here at The Watermill. The baristas are working to a soundtrack of mellow jazz and the coffee smells fantastic. People stamp the snow off their boots as they come in and either go down for a cup of something warming or upstairs for a wander through the gallery or set about having a serious browse among the books. A customer is in a comfy chair between the poetry section and Thrillers having a quiet read. Life is good!!

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