Pitlochry

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.

There are plenty of great cafés, pubs and restaurants, such as Morton’s Coffee LoungeVictoria’sThe Old Mill InnThe Escape Route Café and, just outside the town, the Moulin Inn.

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.

And, if you want to explore the great outdoors, you can head to nearby Black Spout WoodCraigower walkPitlochry Golf ClubNae Limits adventure activities or the Explorers’ Garden.

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

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

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. 

 

Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre

Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre provides an intriguing insight into hydro-electricity in the north of Scotland. There are also a number of exhibitions on show about the Dam.

 

Faskally Forest

Faskally Forest, situated within Tay Forest Park, is home to a wide variety of tree species, some of which are more than 200 years old. The popular Enchanted Forest event also takes place here each year.

Nae Limits

One of Scotland’s longest established adventure companies – Nae Limits offer fantastic fun on land and water, suitable for kids and adults alike! 

 

Edradour Distillery

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.

Explorers Garden

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.

Pitlochry Golf Course

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! 

 

Moulin Inn & Brewery

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.

 

Walks & Trails

There’s plenty of brillaint walks and trails around Perthshire to help you explore Scotland’s diverse wildlife. Take a look at some of our favourites here!

 

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.

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