Pitlochry is set beneath Ben-Y-Vrackie in the heart of Highland Perthshire, and is one of the best known Scottish tourist destinations. During your time in this lovely town you might want to enjoy some of the following:
Blair Castle - a 5 star visitor attraction, which dates back to 1269. The castle itself can be toured, and there is a gift shop and cafe to enjoy too. You can also visit the Hercules Garden when at the castle - a nine acre walled garden which has been restored to its original Georgian design; and also the tranquil woodland area known as Diana's Grove where you can see some of Scotland's tallest trees.
Pitlochry is also home to 2 fabulous distilleries - Bells Blair Atholl distillery which is in the town and Edradour which is just outside - both offer tours and tastings, giving a great insight into the making of their malts.
Golfers are aslo spoilt when visiting this area - in Pitlochry itself we have a putting green, 18 & 9 hole courses and a driving range. Also, all within about a 20 minute drive you have golf courses in Blair Atholl, Strathtay, Aberfeldy and Dunkeld.
Pitlochry Fish Ladder and Dam was constructed between 1947 and 1951, to keep allowing the salmon to pass upstream to spawn the fish ladder was built - 310 metres in length with 34 pools and a viewing chamber where - between around April till the end of August - you can see the salmon taking a wee break before continuing with the final few pools before reaching Loch Faskally. In 2017 the new Pitlochry Dam Visitor's Centre was opened, and has many interesting exhibits and models showing the building of the dam and also how the electricity is produced. Also a great little cafe with a view!
Pitlochry Festival Theatre's 2017 Summer Season runs from the 26th May through to the 14th October with 6 fantastic productions - High Society by Arthur Kopit - Mary Rose by J.M Barrie - People by Alan Bennet - Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn - The Ruling Class by Peter Barnes - Europe by David Greig. Visit Pitlochry Festival Theatre website to see what's on and when: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com or call Box office today on 01796 484626