There's plenty to see and do
Set to the magnificent backdrop of the Ben Vrackie Mountain, the town of Pitlochry is a popular hub for walkers. Tourists flock to this peaceful little town in the Perthshire Highlands, where they find Victorian buildings and visitor attractions within easy reach of some of Scotland’s most challenging trails.
Pitlochry holidays should be spent enjoying the great outdoors, whether you enjoy walking through the hills or spending a lazy afternoon fishing by the lake. Cyclists will find wonderful places to explore, and if you’d like to get away from dry land then you’ll have no trouble hiring a boat and making your way out onto the water.
Yet, the town is known for more than just its setting. In fact, hundreds more people visit just for the local distilleries. Take a tour, and learn about Scotland’s whisky production industry with a few samples to try along the way. Visit historic houses and grand castles, along with public gardens containing a myriad of interesting plants and colourful flowers. Alternatively, make your way to the Pitlochry Power Station where you can view salmon making their way upstream. The on-site visitor centre includes an underwater viewing station, increasing your chances of spotting some of the 5,000 salmon that pass through the Salmon Ladder each year.
At the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, you can watch a different performance on every night of the week. The slogan ‘Stay Six Days, See Six Plays’ explains exactly what to expect. Holidaymakers can buy tickets to see a comedy one night, an orchestral performance the next, and a classic drama to finish a long weekend break at the Pitlochry Hydro Hotel.
Visit in October and you won’t want to miss the chance to head into the beautiful Faskally Wood. The light and sound show, ‘The Enchanted Forest’ is one of the town’s most famous events. Throughout the summer months, a local band also parade down the high street every Monday evening, marking the start and end of a night of entertainment with traditional song and dance.
It’s no wonder that so many people choose to stay in Pitlochry for a true taste of Scottish hospitality, and for the history and culture that Scotland is known for. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the country, and one visit simply won’t be enough.