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The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel



The Pitlochry Hydro is a charming and impressive hotel occupying an excellent position above the town of Pitlochry. There is a total of 73 bedrooms, with an excellent selection of room styles to suit all tastes and budgets. Our Standard Rooms offer you a comfortable stay with en suite bathroom, TV and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. A number of rooms feature incredible mountain views and double aspect windows. If you are looking to make your stay really special our Premier Rooms with four-poster bed, a seating area to relax in and separate bath and shower offer the ultimate upgrade. If you have stayed at The Pitlochry Hydro before, you can also reserve your favourite room by number for just £10 per room.
The Pitlochry Hydro Premier Room

The Pitlochry Hydro Premier Room

Our Premier Rooms have four-poster beds and spacious en suite bathrooms that have been beautifully re-fitted to accommodate separate bath and shower options. These Premier Rooms normally offer a 32 inch flat screen digital television, as well as a comfortable seating area. The rooms also include a hairdryer and shaving point as well as tea and coffee making facilities.


  • Luxurious four-poster bed
  • En suite bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • 32 inch digital flat screen Television
  • Large rooms with comfortable seating
  • Hairdryer, shaving point and telephone
The Pitlochry Hydro Superior Room

The Pitlochry Hydro Superior Room

Our Superior Rooms typically have luxurious beds, 26 inch flat screen digital television, and a spacious en suite bathroom with shower over bath. These Superior Rooms also have a hairdryer, shaving point and tea and coffee making facilities.


  • Large room 
  • Flat screen Television 
  • En suite bathroom with bath and shower
  • Hairdryer, shaving point and telephone 
  • Tea and coffee making facilities 
The Pitlochry Hydro Standard Plus Room

The Pitlochry Hydro Standard Plus Room

These redesigned rooms offer attractive decor and contemporary furnishings. The rooms have been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. All of our rooms have en suite bath or shower rooms, a television and hairdryer, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.


  • Redesigned with an attractive decor 
  • Contemporary furnishings 
  • En suite bath or shower room
  • Flat screen television 
  • Tea and coffee making facilities 
  • The image represents a typical Standard Plus Room
The Pitlochry Hydro Standard Room

The Pitlochry Hydro Standard Room

Our standard rooms are the perfect choice if you a looking for simple, crisp comfort. All our rooms have en suite facilities as well as a television, hairdryer, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.


  • En suite bathroom or shower room 
  • Television 
  • Hairdryer 
  • Tea and coffee making facilities 
  • The above image represents a typical Standard Room

Out & About

If you love the great outdoors, scenic walks and tranquil relaxation, you will love Pitlochry. The magnificent Scottish Highlands offer a welcome retreat from everyday hustle and bustle and yet Edinburgh and Glasgow are less than two hours away. There are mountains and lochs to explore nearby with the Cairngorm Massif, Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch all well worth exploring. If you are coming to play golf, you will be spoilt for choice with first class courses in Pitlochry and nearby at Blairgowrie.

Fans of Scotch Whisky will find a number of distilleries where you can sample a wee dram in Pitlochry alone. Other sites to see in Pitlochry itself include a salmon ladder where you can often see majestic fish leaping for all they are worth. The stunning vistas of Queen’s View and historic Blair Castle are within easy reach of the hotel whilst Drummond Gardens are reputedly amongst Europe’s finest formal gardens and well worth seeking out. You’ll never be short of something to see or do when you visit Pitlochry.

Festivals and Events

Festivals and Events

Planning your trip around a specific event? Maybe you'd just like a bit more inspiration for things to see and do during your stay.

Click here for a guide to what's on when in and around Pitlochry

Drummond Castle Gardens
Described as being amongst Scotland’s finest, the Drummond Gardens are carefully designed and painstakingly preserved. Set to the castle backdrop you’ll find landscaped spaces influenced by Italian design, combined with wild woodland and smooth-surfaced lakes. Unusual statues, fountains and water features add to the appeal of this garden, which has been around since the 17th century. It’s a colourful and ever-changing attraction, open throughout the summer and autumn months. Visit their website

Scone Palace and Gardens
Throughout the year, the Scone Palace Gardens are constantly changing and evolving. Snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, rhododendrons and azaleas create a rainbow of colour through the seasons, and make the perfect surrounding for the red and green ivy-clad palace that has been a crowning place and seat of parliament through the ages. Tours of the opulent palace provide a rich and interesting insight into its history, whilst the grounds and gardens include a maze, a gift shop and a food shop that sells a selection of Scottish produce. There are also organised activities for children, as well as resident animals including cows, ponies, peacocks and a donkey. Visit their website

Blair CastleBlair Castle
A perfect white building, including turrets topped with black, Blair Castle is a wonderful attraction in the pretty Perthshire Highlands. It’s a private home, but is open to the public for organised tours. Surrounding the castle, the grounds include the peaceful wooded Diana’s Grove and the colourful Hercules Garden. The grounds contain a sculpture trail, and there is an outdoor adventure playground. Other on-site features are a lovely restaurant, and a gift shop stocked with traditional Scottish crafts, foods and souvenirs. Visit their website

Cluny GardenCluny House Gardens
At Cluny House you’ll find exquisite woodland gardens carpeted with colourful British wildflowers, and home to impressive towering trees. The Cluny Sequoiadendrons are some of the oldest trees in Scotland, and are an awe-inspiring and overwhelming sight. Paths wind around the gardens, taking you to the most beautiful spots and places where you’ll see an abundance of wildlife. Red squirrels have made their homes in the garden, and you can buy some plants to take home after your visit. Visit their website

Pitlochry Theatre
The Pitlochry Festival Theatre is the place to go for high quality productions including drama, comedy and music performances. More than 100,000 visitors attend shows each year, and there’s a different show every night of the week. Visiting the theatre’s website you can see what’s on during your visit to the Pitlochry Hydro Hotel. Visit their website



Knockard Road,
PH16 5JH
Telephone: 01796 472 666

Driving Directions

Click here for easy directions to The Pitlochry Hydro

By Car

Use the directions above or put our postcode into your Sat Nav.

Alternatively, if you are coming by car:

The Pitlochry Hydro is approximately 30 miles from Perth. If you are travelling from Edinburgh or the Fourth Road bridge head north on the M90 and take the Junction 10 exit to Inverness, Stirling and Crianlarich. Take the exit signed Inverness to join the dual carriageway. At the Inveralmond Roundabout, take the second exit on to the A9 for Crianlarich and Inverness travel for 24 miles then take the slip road to Pitlochry. Come into the centre of town and turn right on to A924 West Moulin Rd sign for Braemar, then turn right on to Knockard Road at the Craigvrack Hotel. The hotel is just down on the right.

Car Parking

The Pitlochry Hydro has a private car park located at the front of the hotel.

By Train

The nearest train station is Pitlochry Station which is just half a mile from the hotel. A 15 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride away.


The restaurant at the Pitlochry Hydro is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with contemporary furnishings and lots of natural light. Our staff will be on hand to cater to your requirements with a friendly smile and efficient service. Breakfasts are a hearty affair to start the day with a great choice of cooked options alongside cereals, toast and tea and coffee. With a daily changing dinner menu, our table d’hôte option offers traditional favourites served alongside modern classics. The varied menu will usually offer a choice of fish, meat and vegetarian options. There is always a selection of traditional desserts or cheese to finish your meal, followed by coffee. During the day you can also purchase a selection of drinks and snacks from the bar.

Enjoy a la carte dining

A three course table d’hôte dinner menu is offered as standard with all of our half board breaks. If you would like a wider choice at dinner you are welcome to choose from our a la carte menu for a small supplement. Each dish has a different supplement which is displayed on the menu.

Sample Table D'hôte Menu


Chorizo and Potato Frittata
Diced chorizo and sautéed new potatoes served with seasonal leaf garnish and Mediterranean dressing

Homemade Mushroom Soup (v)
Deliciously creamy and packed with flavour. Served with freshly made croutons

Prawn Salad
With a homemade marie-rose sauce on a bed of lemon dressed leaves served with farmhouse granary bread

Main Course

Fish and Chips
Deep fried battered fish served with chipped potatoes, minted pea puree and homemade tartare sauce

Slow Roast Loin of Pork
Roasted tenderloin with a sage and apple gravy and roasted potatoes

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni (v)
Pasta tubes filled with a mixture of spinach, ricotta cheese and white sauce served with Italian dressed mixed leaves


Fruits of the Forest Pudding
A soaked sponge filled with a medley of fruits served warm with custard

Baked Lemon Tart
A slowly baked lemon curd tart served with pouring cream

A selection of Ice Cream
Served with a crispy wafer

Freshly brewed Douwe Egberts Coffee and Mints

Food Hygiene Pass
Meal Times

Monday to Sunday 8am to 9.30am

Monday to Sunday 6pm to 8pm


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This hotel is ideal for:

  • Walking
  • Gardens
  • Nature
  • Leisure Facilities

The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel

The Pitlochry Hydro is the perfect base from which to explore the magnificent Perthshire Highlands. The hotel is situated in a wonderful position set back from the serene town of Pitlochry. It enjoys lovely views over the town, the centre of which is just an easy 10 minute stroll from the hotel door. The setting is ruggedly beautiful and with the Ben Vrackie Mountain towering majestically almost 3000 feet above the town, breathtaking views are guaranteed. Read More

The Pitlochry Hydro is a superb choice for a relaxing break. After days spent exploring the wonderful walking trails, historic houses and castles of the area, you can unwind in our excellent leisure club. Here you will find a beautiful indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna and Jacuzzi.  On fine days you can enjoy a quick round on the hotel’s own putting green or just enjoy the wonderful grounds. After dinner why not relax with a glass of excellent local whisky - the nearest distillery is just a stone’s throw from the hotel - in one of our comfortable lounges. Here you can also catch up with the rest of the world thanks to free Wi-Fi.  With laid-back entertainment on selected evenings and an excellent choice of room types for a great night’s sleep, we guarantee that you will leave the Pitlochry Hydro feeling refreshed, reinvigorated and relaxed.

At a Glance

  • 73 bedrooms 
  • Picturesque setting 
  • Indoor swimming pool 
  • Fully - equipped gym 
  • Lovely grounds with putting green 
  • Car parking 
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas 
  • 24 hour reception 
  • Check in time 3 pm 
  • Check out time 10 am 

Get in touch

Photograph of Chris, Hotel Manager of The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel Hotel

Chris, Hotel Manager

A Warm Welcome To The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel…

Highland Perthshire is a stunning place to visit at any time of the year. Each of the seasons bring a different feel to the area and always deliver spectacular scenery, in all directions, for you to explore.

Choosing The Pitlochry Hydro as your base rewards you with a lovely location and great views from our scenic accommodation. Our comfortable lounges provide a relaxing place to unwind with Leisure facilities you can access all day.


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What some of our guests have to say…

Customer Rating:

A magnificent historic building which commands some stunning views across the local hills and forests. Lovely and quiet and it was a joy to wake up to the sound of wood pigeons gently cooing. We upgraded to a superior room to get these scenes along with a King size bed and larger TV. There was lots of parking and the two lounges were spacious and comfortable and the bar well stocked. As with all Coast and Country breaks we enjoyed the extensive dinner menu and the large breakfasts. Thank you!

M Wallace Uddingston
Customer Rating:

We came with our friends to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary and their 45th, we had stayed at the Hydro last August for a short break and really enjoyed it, so we booked again and we weren't disappointed, everything about the break was superb, hotel, staff, food, even the weather. Thanks to all for an excellent break - I am sure we will be back again before too long. Pam and Alan Bradley and Val and John Mills.

Mrs Pam Bradley Huyton, Nr Liverpool
Customer Rating:

My partner and I really enjoyed our stay in this hotel, I am disabled, there was a lift to all floors, bar and lounge was ok for disabled, the staff in the restaurant were very help full making sure I had the perfect seating, the service was excellent and no waiting time for your meals to be served, as was the breakfast, staff are very pleasant, attentive to detail and smartly dressed, well worth the price, we will be back to this hotel.

Mr R Goodall Fife

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Swimming Pool The Pitlochry Hydro offers superb leisure facilities including a Leisure Club that can be used free of charge by hotel guests.  For local residents we also offer a number of different membership options.

The well-equipped Health Club includes multiple pieces of gym equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, cross trainers, weights, and bicycles.



  • Swimming Pool
  • Well equipped Gym
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Changing Rooms with showers
  • Lockers

Membership Types

We offer the following types of membership:

  • FREE for hotel guests
  • Single Under 55
  • Single Over 55
  • Couple Under 55
  • Couple Over 55
  • Student
  • Young Person – 16 to 21
  • Child – 6 to 15
  • Child Under 6 – Free of Charge

Membership Benefits

  • Members can bring up to 2 guests at a time to the leisure club for a small fee
  • Exclusive discounts on our dinner and lunch menus
  • Free Wi-Fi access in our lounges
  • Use of our sister clubs in Chollerford, Harrogate and Rushyford

Download our membership form

Opening Times

Monday to Friday – 7am  to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday – 8am to 8pm

Contact Us

Telephone: 01796 472 666

Superb facilities for your perfect Highland wedding

Beautiful Location...

The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel is set back from the serene town of Pitlochry in the magnificent Perthshire Highlands, providing an idyllic setting for a beautiful wedding celebration. With Ben Vrackie Mountain towering majestically above the town, the backdrop is ruggedly beautiful with spectacular views all around. In an area brimming with ancient forests and pristine lochs, the Pitlochry Hydro provides a stunning venue with comfortable, stylish amenities and a wonderful spa in which to relax and enjoy treasured moments.

Your Special Day...

At The Pitlochry Hydro we want your special day to be unforgettable, and we’re here to help make sure every moment is perfect. Our experienced team is friendly and flexible and would love to discuss your specific requirements with you, and help you plan everything from wedding menus to room layouts to make sure we provide the perfect setting for your precious memories.

To help plan your day in more detail we’d love to invite you to one of our Wedding Fairs and Open Evenings which are taking place throughout the year. Please see all our dates at the bottom of the page.

Accommodation & Facilities…

There's something really special about gathering all your loved ones together to celebrate your special day. The Faskally Restaurant can accommodate up to 80 guests and provides a stunning setting for a celebration with contemporary furnishings and lots of natural light, and with 73 stylish bedrooms we can host all your friends and family for a experience they’ll treasure forever. Our rooms offer a variety of stylish options including luxurious four-poster beds, and thanks to our idyllic location many rooms provide incredible mountain views.

We do advise that you confirm your requirements as soon as possible. We are flexible and happy to discuss your specific wishes so you can relax and look forward to enjoying your big day. Give our friendly team a call on 01796 472 666 or use the contact form below.

Wedding Fairs and Events at The Pitlochry Hydro...

We offer a wide range of wedding packages available to suit all requirements and we’d love to meet you to discuss your needs for your perfect day. We are hosting a range of Wedding Fairs and Open evenings throughout the year where you will be able to view our hotel and facilities all set for the perfect wedding, and we can take the opportunity to answer any questions you may have.

If you’d like to attend one of our open evenings or wedding fairs please contact our friendly team to confirm times on 01796 472 666

Click the drop down box below to see what events are coming up