Stunning scenery, a rich history and vibrant food scene combine to form the vibrant town of Pitlochry. Located in the heart of Scotland at the foothills of Mount Ben-Y-Vrackie, Pitlochry is renowned for its annual highland games, famous distilleries and the Victorian Scottish Baronial architecture.
Things to do in Pitlochry
Dating back to 1269, Blair Castle is one of Scotland’s oldest castles, as well as one of Europe’s most admired. Along with acting as the home of the Atholl Highlanders, Blair Castle offers a fascinating collection of artefacts and the sprawling Blair Castle Grounds, where you can meander through the beautifully restored four-hectare Hercules Garden.
Interested in the art of Scottish whisky? Pitlochry is home to three distilleries, all of which offer a unique experience. Edradour is Scotland’s smallest distillery, operated by three men that produce handcrafted malts. Built in 1898, Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery is the only distillery built by the legendary Dewar family. Finally, there’s Bells Blair Athol, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland.
Take in a performance at the Festival Theatre. Dubbed “The Theatre in the Hills”, it’s considered one of the best in Scotland. It’s also known for its remarkable summer repertoire, which performs several plays throughout the summer.
Getting around Pitlochry
Pitlochry is easily accessible by car from the A9. Coaches travel to Pitlochry from Glasgow and Edinburgh in about two hours. Pitlochry also has daily direct train connections from London’s Kings Cross station. Within the town, local buses run to attractions throughout the rest of Highland Perthshire.