The name of the town means the 'Mouth of the River Nethy'. Aber (Brythonic-Pictish) 'confluence' or 'river mouth'; the second part is possibly derived from an eitighich (Scottish Gaelic) 'gullet' indicating water rushhing through a gorge. The Tayside place was a stronghold of Nechtan, King of the Picts around AD700. His name has been identified with that of the river, but a more likely derivation is the old Celtic river name Nedd which stems from a root-word indicating 'gleaming.
Located within the village is a round tower that rises to a height of 22.5m (74ft) and is similar to the one in Brechin. It has characteristics similar to those found in Ireland and dated from AD850 to AD950. A museum ofd local history was opened in 2000. To the northeast of Abernethy Perthshire, at Carpow, on the southern banks of the River Tay, lie the remains of a Roman Fortress and naval base. A bronze age vessel – one of the oldest and best-preserved of its kind in Scotland – had spent thousands of years below the mud of the Tay.
The building, which stands within the lands of the old Culdees monastery, dates from the eighteenth century. it was renovated during the 1990s to house the Museum. There is so much to do that you'll need to visit Abernethy Perthshire more than once to experience the best of what's on offer.
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Where to stay - find a place locally, whether your accommodation preference is bed and breakfast, guest house, self catering, holiday cottages, bunkhouse, holiday and touring caravan sites and more.
Where to eat - places to choose from a variety of cuisines; Indian, Chinese, traditional Scottish, bistro, coffee house, or the traditional fish and chips.
What to see and do - there are many visitors activities and places to visit; distilleries, fishing, gardens, gallery, golf, river, walks, watermill, waterfalls, woods, old churches and monuments, and more.
Historical events. It owes much of its growth to the first bridging of the river here in 1733.
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