Pitlochry lies in the heart of Perthshire. Surrounded by stunning scenery and countryside it holds an excellent reputation as one of Scotland’s leading tourist destinations. It started its development as a tourist destination in the Victorian era and when the railways arrived. The buildings in the town still reflect the traditional Victorian architecture. Another key event in history was the building of the dam on Loch Tummel to create the Tummel hydro-electric power scheme in the 1940’s. Today people come to visit the dam and the ‘fish ladder’.
Today Pitlochry has something for everyone. From outdoor activities to arts and culture to history, there are lots of things to see and do which are unique to the town and surrounding area.
Local attractions are abundant starting with Blair Castle, an iconic 18th century castle to Pitlochry dam and fish ladder to Scone Palace. There is lots of history and things to discover at all the attractions. Whisky is part of the local heritage which can be seen at the two whisky distilleries, Edradour and Blair Athol.
Outdoor enthusiasts are attracted to the area as it has so much to offer in terms of hill walking, cycling, white water rafting and horse riding. Fishing is also a main attraction as the town lies on the River Tummel which is renowned for its salmon fishing.
Arts and culture are a main focus with the Pitlochry Festival Theatre hosting well known musicals and shows. It is also worthwhile mentioning Scotland’s premier sound and light show, The Enchanted Forest which is a great sight to see.
Stunning scenery, breath-taking views, history and outdoor activities sum up Pitlochry in a few words. This travel guide has been created to provide you with the information you need to enjoy a stay in Pitlochry.