Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire

PitlochryPitlochry is situated in its own amphitheatre below the dramatic skyline of Ben Vrackie (2,760 feet) as its back drop with the River Tummel and Loch Faskally at its base. Pitlochry is well known for its magnificent 'theatre in the hills' started nearly sixty years ago, also its salmon ladder through which over 5,000 salmon pass every year to spawn.

Pitlochry today still has lovely Victorian architecture, with a good choice of accommodation from the large hotels right through to the small B&Bs and campsites. As regards to restaurants the town is very well catered for, from fish and chip shops, to good pub food to fine dining. The town has a good range of shops including some excellent independent retailers that bring their own particular brand and style to your shopping experience.

The hills that surround Pitlochry offer over 40 miles of way marked trails in which to walk. The walks leaflets can be purchased for £1.00 from various outlets in the town including the Tourist Information Office.

Pitlochry has two distilleries, Bells Blair Atholl Distillery, which is a very short walk from the town centre, and Edradour Distillery (Scotland’s smallest distillery), which is a short car journey or longer walk in the hills above the town.

Pitlochry strives to maintain itself as a centre of tourism excellence, by running festivals and events throughout the area. In summer the town is resplendent with hanging baskets and flowerbeds all thanks to a very pro-active group of volunteers known as Pitlochry in Bloom first set up in 1993. They have a committee of 14, assisted by many helpers who tend to all the feature flowerbeds in Pitlochry on a weekly basis through the summer and autumn. They have won over 30 awards for Pitlochry bringing the town acclaim and publicity.

The Pitlochry Partnership was set up in 2006 and is a combination of the Pitlochry Tourist Association and the Atholl Mercantile Association. It has a web site http://www.pitlochry.org/ which will give you more information on the town.


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