Atholl Road, Pitlochry, Scotland.

his evening, I am posting information on the central Scottish town of Pitlochry. This town, in its Highland Perthshire setting, became popular with visitors on the advent of the railway in late Victorian times and  to this day tourism plays a major role in the local economy.

The name translates from Gaelic as ‘Place of the stepping-stones’.

From the visitor perspective, Pitlochry has much to offer including:

Landscape view of Pitlochry.

Piper at Pitlochry

  • Central location-ideal as a base for touring Scotland. Pitlochry is eight five miles NNE of Glasgow and seventy miles N of Edinburgh.
  • Shopping-lots of small and medium size shops covering a wide spectrum.
  • Heathergems jewellery outlet.
  • A wide variety of hotels, Guest Houses and B&Bs.
  • Blair Atholl Whisky Distillery (tours available).
  • Pitlochry Dam, which is the basis of a hydro-electric scheme, and open to the public.
  • A salmon fish ladder (connected to the dam).
  • Edradour Distillery (tours available).
  • Dunfallandy Pictish Stone
  • Fishing on the local rivers.
  • Whitewater rafting and allied activities on the local rivers.
  • Pitlochry Festival Theatre, a well-regarded venue for a wide range of productions.
  • Killiecrankie battle site.
  • Explorers Garden.
  • Black Spout Waterfall.

Black Spout Waterfall

Public garden in central Pitlochry

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