In the churchyard, just 50 metres from The Byre, stands the famous 5,000 year old Yew Tree. The village is also host to ancient standing and cup-marked stones and legend has it that it was also the birthplace of Pontius Pilate! The village sits nestling at the foot of beautiful Glen Lyon - Scotland's longest and loveliest glen - in the heart of rural Perthshire, and yet it is only eight miles west of the bustling small town of Aberfeldy with all necessary amenities.
Next door to The Byre lies the award-winning four star Fortingall Hotel, with its excellent restaurant, renowned for offering a delicious range of high quality local and organic fare. The bar serves bar meals, drinks and has a genial atmosphere welcoming visitors and locals alike. There are regular 'live music' evenings with 'Fred the Fiddle' and friends.
Facilities in Aberfeldy include grocery shops, delicatessen, butcher, banks, Post Office, garage, plus book, gift and art shops. There is also an 18-hole golf course and a fun pitch and putt course.
Just four miles away is the hamlet of Dull, where Highland Adventure Safaris is located along with an excellent organic farm shop and gift shop.
Kenmore is six miles away at the head of Loch Tay and is home to a small post office and shop, gift shops and delicatessen, hotel and restaurant as well as two golf courses (Taymouth Castle and Kenmore). Please note there is no shop in Fortingall.
Both the local Lawers range and Glen Lyon boast several Munros (hills over 3,000 ft) and the area offers a variety of walking ranging from the challenging climb to the gentle stroll. With its mixture of deciduous and coniferous woodland, the area is a haven for a variety of wildlife, and the colours during autumn in particular are spectacular. The River Lyon runs nearby, merging into the famous silvery Tay, passing through Aberfeldy and close to Burn's 'Birks'. Trout and Salmon fishing is available on both rivers and can be arranged through the hotel.