Pitlochry is the perfect location allowing you to explore the surrounding area easily.
With activities such Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Bungee jumping all within easy reach and if you are a keen walker Craigower Hill and Ben-y-vrackie are both situated just behind the town of Pitlochry. Or if you prefer a gentler walk the countryside and wildlife around the town is perfect for just that.
Ideally based for touring Scotland, with good transport links, the train station and bus stops are in the main town of Pitlochry and timetables are all available online.Distance to Edinburgh, Inverness, Glencoe – 1.5hrs. Glasgow 2hrs and Aviemore 1hr.
Local attractions include:
Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder
The Dam was constructed between 1947 and 1951 and is one of the most visited attractions in Pitlochry. With two viewing windows which sit side by side allowing you to see into 2 of the pools and observe the salmon making their way up the ladder. The Dam is just a short walk from the centre of town, over the green suspension bridge and past Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Even if you don’t manage to see a salmon the beautiful views surrounding the Dam are worth taking the walk round to see.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Famously known as the “Theatre on the Hills” and open for twelve months of the year. Pitlochry Festival Theatre offers a full programme of wonderful productions from May to October plus a varied programme of concerts, ceilidhs, exhibitions and much more throughout the year. There is a wonderful gift shop selling a wide variety of gifts, adjacent to this is the restaurant serving everything from lunch to dinner or snacks with tea/coffee. Here is the ideal place to take a break and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Blair Athol Distillery
Blair Athol Distillery is known to be one of the oldest in Scotland established in 1798 and famous for producing its well known 12 year old single Blair Athol Malt. Open throughout the year with daily tours available and an informative display in the visitor centre. There is also a gift shop selling a wide variety of merchandise.
This is Scotland’s smallest distillery and is open from April through to October with daily tours which include a wee dram! See first hand whisky being made and explore their range of stunning and diverse single malts. Situated in the small but beautiful picturesque village of Edradour.
Discover Blair Castle and go on a journey that spans over 700 years of Scottish history across 30 rooms. Find out how Queen Victoria’s famous stay there led to the creation of Europe’s only surviving private army, the Atholl Highlanders. The Castle grounds feature a magnificent 9 acre walled garden with wildlife and spectacular views across the Highland landscape. Take a step by in time with one of Blair Castle’s Tours.
Pitlochry & Blair Atholl Golf Course
Pitlochry is becoming one of the finest inland golfing facilities in Scotland. Featuring a fantastic 18hole course with spectacular views of the Tummel Valley. You will also find a warm welcome in their clubhouse where you can take in the golfing atmosphere over a meal and a drink. Blair Atholl Golf Course is a 9 hole course, situated in the picturesque Scottish village of Blair Atholl and surrounded by spectacular scenery. The comfortable clubhouse offers excellent catering and bar facilities where you can relax whilst overlooking the course.
House of Bruar
Known as Scotland’s most prestigious independent store it sits amidst the most beautiful Highland scenery and at the foot of the spectacular Bruar Falls. Here you can purchase a luxurious array of Ladies and Menswear clothing. The Food Hall there is a true Mecca for the gourmet, selling some of the very best Scottish produce.
Events on throughout the year
- Pitlochry Highland Games
- Enchanted Forrest
- Blair Atholl Horse Trials
Places to eat
- East Haugh Hotel Restaurant and Bar – within walking distance
- Old Mill Inn
- Victorias Restaurant
- Logierait Inn