Destination: Pitlochry

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Small town packed with history in the heart of Perthshire

Pitlochry

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Introducing Pitlochry


In the heart of Scotland and known as the gateway to the Highlands, the little town of Pitlochry is the perfect stopping-off point for visitors crossing the country. Set in a lovely scenery with the river Tummel flowing nearby, the town is a popular destination offering a range of independent shops, restaurant, cafes and traditional and friendly pubs. The surrounding area around Pitlochry is very beautiful, you can stroll along the river, through the woodsand open moorland, and of course, you can walk up to the dramatic Ben Vrackie situated about 6 to 8 miles from Pitlochry. From the summit, you can even see Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh on a clear day!

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Region: Scotland

Time to spend here: 3 hours - 1 day

More Information: www.perthshire.co.uk

What's nearby? Perthshire

What transport do you recommend? Transport is limited in the area so best explored with a vehicle or driver.

Did you know? During the medieval period the busy little town of Perth was known by locals as St. John's Toun or Saint Johnstoun.

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What can I see in and around Pitlochry?


<strong>Perth</strong> Perth, a former capital of Scotland, lies in a valley next to the River Tay. Its history goes back some 800 years with many Kings of Scotland being crowned on the Stone of Destiny at Scone Palace, just outside the town. Perth city

Edradour Whisky Distillery

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Situated in the little town of Pitlochry, Edradour is the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland. Dating back to the early 19th century, it is one of the rare farm distilleries still in production today. You can learn more about Edradour with a 1-hour guided-tour and witness the making of this unique single malt whisky.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Blair Athol Whisky Distillery

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Located near Pitlochry, Blair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. The distillery offers guided tours all year round.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Explorer's Garden

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The Explorer's Garden celebrates the people that travelled the world to find plants and bring them back in Scotland for cultivation, commerce and conservation. Each section of the garden represents a part of the globe, displaying an amazing collection along with beautiful sculptures and artworks.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Atholl Country Life Museum

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Located just 10 minutes away from Pitlochry is the pretty village of Blair Atholl is the Atholl Country Life Museum, capturing how people used to live in the Highlands and telling stories about great characters of the area, their skills and achievements.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Scone Palace

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Scone Palace was once the site of the crowning of Scottish Kings including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce, and has been the seat of Parliament. It houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artefacts and lies in some outstanding grounds with the Grampian Mountains in the distance.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

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Perth Museum & Gallery is where you can find out about the natural and social history of Perthshire through the ages with a variety of changing exhibitions.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Black Watch Castle & Museum

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The Black Watch Museum is housed in the dramatic Balhousie Castle which is set in beautiful grounds. The museum displays a variety of artefacts illustrating the history of the Black Watch, Scotland's oldest Highland regiment.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Elcho Castle

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Elcho Castle is set on an idyllic location on the banks of the River Tay. The castle is in fact a beautiful fortified mansion built in the 16th century, which is extremely well preserved.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Aberfeldy

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Aberfeldy is a small town in Perthshire where you can find a working water mill in the with demonstrations of oatmeal milling. You can visit the stunning Loch Tay where it is possible to take part in many water-based activities.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Scottish Crannog Centre

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Next to Loch Tay, the unique Iron Age Scottish Crannog Centre is an award-winning attraction featuring a unique reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling, as were found throughout Scotland and Ireland around 5,000 years ago.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Cairngorms National Park

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The Cairngorms National Park is Britain's highest and most massive mountain range. It captures all the beauty of Scotland's best landscapes – you will find rivers and lochs with clear water, native mountains and exceptional wildlife. The history and heritage of this part of Scotland is well preserved, you will still find remains from prehistoric, Celtic and Pictish times.
Time to spend here: Full Day   More information

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