27 miles from Perth City Centre
Pitlochry is a bustling and vibrant Highland town. It’s a popular spot for visitors, with an enviable variety of attractions, eating places, shops. Yet Perthshire’s rugged landscapes and wild waters are just a stone’s throw away.
At Pitlochry Festival Theatre, “the theatre in the hills”, you can see all six of its fabulous summer shows in just six days. And with delicious pre-theatre dinners served in its restaurant, it’s the complete entertainment package. Also nestled in the hills is the new Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, a fascinating interactive exhibition showcasing the incredible engineering feats of the hydro-electric projects of the 1950s.
The Enchanted Forest, at nearby Faskally Wood, is a hugely popular event taking place every September/October. It’s a sound-and-light show like no other, set in stunningly beautiful woodland and offering treats, surprises and a feast for the senses.
Shopping is a delightful experience in Pitlochry, with kilts and tweeds at Macnaughton’s, gifts at Honest Thistle, festive treats all year round at The Christmas Emporium, foodie heaven at The Scottish Deli and books at Pitlochry Station Bookshop. For unique local products, don’t miss Edradour Distillery, the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland, or Heathergems, the only place in the world where you can buy jewellery made from natural heather stems.
WELL WORTH A VISIT
Here’s a few of our favourite attractions from in and around Pitlochry which are great for both visitors and locals alike. Or if you fancy making a day of it, make sure to have a look at our Pitlochry Day Out itinerary!
Set into the hills of Highland Perthshire, Pitlochry Festival Theatre holds a unique place in Scottish culture, with a talented cast and crew producing shows all-year-round guaranteed to entertain their audiences.
Edradour Distillery is world renowned as the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland! Dating back to 1825, Edradour stands alone as the last stronghold of handmade single malt whisky from a farm distillery still in production today.
The enchanting Explorers Garden set in the beautiful Highland Perthshire, tells the story of Scottish plant hunters – who risked their lives in order to discover rare and exciting new plant species.
A scenic 18-hole golf course in the gateway to the Highlands, Pitlochry Golf Club is a beautiful place to swing your clubs. With the 6-hole Lettoch Links course, a driving range and a fully-stocked pro-shop, it has everything you need!
Situated in Highland Perthshire, the Moulin Brewery based at the Moulin Inn is highly recommended for those who love their ale! Moulin Inn embraces traditional Scottish hospitality with great comfort and service.
Over to you!
Now you know about all the brilliant things to see and do in Pitlochry, it’s now over to you to get exploring! In case you aren’t familiar with Perthshire, here’s a map to help you find all of the places mentioned above.