Spend a Day in Pitlochry

Pitlochry is a thriving tourist destination, known for its stunning scenery and warm hospitality.

If you’re looking for a charming Scottish town to spend the day in, Pitlochry is an excellent choice. Located in the heart of Perthshire, Pitlochry is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. With its stunning scenery, rich history, and vibrant cultural scene, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here.

One of the main draws of Pitlochry is its natural beauty. Nestled amidst rolling hills and surrounded by forests, the town is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, or simply taking in the scenery, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and explore. You could take a stroll along the River Tummel, spend a day on the nearby Loch Faskally, or climb to the top of Ben Vrackie for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

But Pitlochry isn’t just about the great outdoors. The town itself is steeped in history and culture, with plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. You could visit the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, which hosts a range of performances throughout the year, or explore the town’s many galleries and museums. And if you’re a whisky lover, you won’t want to miss the chance to sample some of the local produce at The Bells Blair Athol Distillery.

History of Pitlochry

Pitlochry dates back to the 18th century, when it was just a small hamlet with a few houses and a church.  During the 19th century, Pitlochry became a popular tourist destination, thanks to its natural beauty and the arrival of the railway. Many wealthy visitors came to the town to enjoy the fresh air and the stunning scenery, and several hotels and guesthouses were built to accommodate them.

In the early 20th century, Pitlochry became famous for its hydroelectric dam, which was built on the River Tummel to provide electricity to the surrounding area. The dam is still in operation today, and visitors can learn more about its history at the dam visitor centre.

Today, Pitlochry is a thriving tourist destination, known for its stunning scenery, rich history, and warm hospitality. Visitors can explore the town’s fascinating past by visiting its many historic buildings and landmarks, including the Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder, the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, and the Blair Athol Distillery.

Pitlochry is located in the heart of Scotland, and getting there is easy and convenient.   If you’re travelling by car, Pitlochry is easily accessible from the A9, which connects Perth and Inverness. The town is approximately a 1-hour drive from the Auchavan Estate.

Cottages on the Estate

Auchavan Stables​



The Hayloft



Presnerb Cottage



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