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Pitlochry. On the banks of the River Tummel, where the Lowlands meet the Highlands. From gentle undulating farmland to majestic sweeping rivers such as the Tay and Tummel, to lochs surrounded by forest to mountains and glens. The perfect location for a Scotland Holiday.
Pitlochry History. First growing into a sizeable settlement after General Wade pushed his Military Road through what was then a small village in the early 18th century. A notable visitor was Queen Victoria passing through on her way to stay with the Duke of Atholl at nearby Blair Castle. The railway came to the town in 1863, and soon was a popular excursion destination, bringing large numbers of visitors from cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee particularly between the two World Wars.
Pitlochry a popular base for a Scotland Holiday To this day the town is popular with tourists making an ideal Perthshire base. Lots of places to stay from hotels to bed and breakfast and guesthouses with many things to do and visit
Places to Visit Pass of Killiecrankie(NTS)a beautiful wooded gorge, rich in native wildlife. Explore the Exhibitions in the Visitors Centre. Maybe lucky and see red squirrels. Take a short stroll to Soldiers Leap. Where in 1869 a Government Red Coat soldier leap 18 feet across River Garry to escape the pursuing Jacobites.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre with its Summer Season. Scone Palace.
Queens View. The Queens View over Loch Tummel, Queens View, probably named after Isabelle wife Robert the Bruce, sums up Perthshire nicely. Superb views over Loch Tummel.
Blair Castle a few miles out of town. Home of the Dukes of Atholl. Explore the castle dating from the 14th century, stroll through the gardens, tour over 30 rooms containing fine pictures, furniture and family regalia. From the grandeur of the Entrance hall and the Ballroom, to the delights of the nursery.
Whisky Tour. Visit Edradour Distillery. Hear the story of this single Highland malt whisky from Scotland's smallest distillery in a small glen just above the town. Founded in 1825 and hardly changed since that time. Using traditional copper pot still holding only 800 gallons. Only 15 casks a week. Did you know that over 10 years as the whisky matures in oak or sherry casks, over 25% will be lost through evaporation- the "angels share"? Eradour single malt scotch whisky has a creamy smooth character with a sweet smooth taste. The "last handmade malt in Scotland". Made using malted barley. Product of only one distillery. Spirit must be made and matured in Scotland.
Visit the Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder , the dam was constructed as part of an Hydro scheme, and the fish ladder to allow spawning salmon to pass unhindered to the upstream reaches of the River Tummel and its tributaries. Marvel as as you look into the peaty gloom of a glass fronted observation chamber as you might see one of over 5000 salmon a year that succesfully make their way upstream. The Tummel is also famous for its sea trout and grayling.
Acarsaid Hotel Pitlochry Located 200 metres from the town centre, we are close to the Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Our bedrooms are bright and spacious and all individually decorated, all are en suite. All have colour TV, radio/telephone, hairdryers and a tea tray.
Bridge of Tilt Hotel Blair Atholl, Pitlochry The Bridge of Tilt is a former hunting lodge which borders the salmon rich waters of the River tilt and the pretty village of Blair Atholl. In the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Its a perfect base for exploring this majestic part of the country.
Pitlochry Guesthouse Cuil-an-Daraich Guest House 3*. Our rooms are large and spacious, all en-suite. They are tasfully decorated with period funiture. We have fantastic views over the River Tay and surrounding countryside, it is very quite and peaceful, We are a small family run guest house, a home from home. We look forward to welcoming you.
wellwood-house-hotel-pitlochry Stay in at this delightfully appointed, highly commended, old Scottish Manor in Pitlochry. Centrally situated yet secluded. Set in 2.5 acres with a tree lined drive, reed bordered stream, and magnificent views of nearby mountains and the vale of Atholl. Golf, walking, fishing and many other outdoor activities nearby. Warm welcome guaranteed.
Killiecrankie House Pass of Killiecrankie, (nr Pitlochry) In a beautiful secluded location with good access to all the Highlands' scenery and attractions. We have two AA rosettes and are famous for our food & wine list.
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