Visit Weem

You will not be disappointed when you visit Weem. There are numerable things to do and see in this beautiful village on the edge of Highland Scotland.

To help you choose from the places of interest, I have identified those which I believe are the most interesting, with a brief description and some photos to give you some insight before you arrive in Weem.

    Castle Menzies.
    Nearby is the 16th century Castle Menzies, built by James Menzies and Barbara Stewart (daughter of the Earl of Atholl). It is where Bonnie Prince Charlie spent two nights on his way to the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Derelict by 1960's has now been restored by the Clan Menzies Society.

    St Cuthbert's - Old Parish Kirk
    The Old Parish Kirk is of medieval origin; circa 1609. Situated in the ancient kirkyard at the foot of Weem Hill. It contains the funerary monuments of the Clan Menzies family.

    St David's - New Parish Kirk
    It lies to the east of the Old Parish Kirk. Built in 1870, a gothic replacement with lancet windows, gabled bellcote and steeply pitched roof, swept at the eaves.

    Weem Wood Walk
    Take a hike up the ancient Weem Wood Walk, covered in crags, with tales of hermits, dragons and demons for company. The circular path clings to the steep slopes and leads to St. David's Well.

    Weem Hotel
    The Aberfeldy Weem Hotel - a quite delightful small highland country inn-style hotel, formerly a historic Coaching Inn situated at the foot of Weem Rock, near Aberfeldy. The hotel was the barracks for General Wade’s troops building the nearby famous Wades bridge over the river Tay in the 18th century.

    The age of carriages produced coaching inns, where the stagecoach stopped for the night or changed horses. A network of wayside inns was established and many are still going strong today.

    Come and enjoy our one or two night romantic breaks, relaxing where you don’t need to do a thing.

There are other places nearby that are worth a visit.

    The small hamlet of Dull is an ancient place, once the seat of a monastery founded in 687AD and comprises just a handful of houses about 3 miles west of Aberfeldy. Dull and the surrounding area has been inhabited for at least 5000 years. Many remnants – stone circles, standing stones and hill forts – testify to inhabitants from around 3000 BC. The pre-Christian era came to an end with the arrival of the Romans, who only held the southern parts in temporary occupation. Dull is particularly connected with St Adamnan, also called Eonan. Irish born, he joined the Iona religious community and is famed for his biography of St Columba. He set up his religious cell in Glen Lyon using Dull as a place of solitude and retreat. Dull Church, renovated in 1840, is still in use. Behind the church there is a holy well, reputedly the site of miraculous cures.

I trust your visit to Weem and the surrounding area was enjoyable and that you will send me comments to help future visitors.

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