The History of Fisher's
The hotel was originally built as a coaching inn by the highly regarded Butter family who were key promoters of infant Scottish tourist industry. She became known as “Fisher’s” after the colourful character Donald Fisher who ran the hotel from about 1853. Mr. Fisher was evidently a charming personality who, in between farming shorthorn cattle and giving speeches, made the hotel famous and enticed the celebrities of Victorian Britain to visit. Robert Louis Stevenson lived here with his wife until Kinnaird cottage was prepared for them. While Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1864 Gladstone stayed here on holiday and visited in 1887 on the campaign trail. Mr Gladstone stayed in the Caledonian Suite during his visits in 1864 and 1887 and this is amongst the rooms now described as ‘superior rooms’. These grand rooms have already been refurbished and have ample space for a comfortable seating area where you can relax and have breakfast overlooking our delightful gardens.
The hotel was purchased by the current owners in 2012 and since the hotel has had the most extensive period of refurbishment in it's history. During New year 2017 disaster struck when Fisher's suffered a significant fire, thankfully no one was injured and thanks to the hard work of the owners and the entire team we were back open and trading within a week. The fire acted as a catalyst for another period of significant investment with 30 brand new bedroom, a new restaurant and breakfast room, The Castle Restaurant, The ballroom and Coach House have also been refurbished.
Pitlochry is in the heart of Scotland, Fisher’s Hotel is in the heart of Pitlochry, so whether you arrive in Pitlochry by train, bus or car the most central and convenient accommodation in Pitlochry is Fisher's Hotel. Pitlochry is only 30 miles north of Perth on the A9, we have some free car parking but we are also the best choice for green travellers who prefer public transport being next to both Pitlochry Train Station which serves all routes north to Inverness and south to London and main bus stops from local and national buses which is adjacent to the hotel.
Fisher’s Hotel has 141 guest bedrooms a variety of standard rooms, upgraded rooms, garden view rooms of our award winning gardens, all bedrooms and public areas have free WIFI throughout the hotel. The Hotel can also cater for private, social events, weddings, meetings, conferences we have the facilities to make your gathering special. We have flexible rooms with a capacity of 180 guests, all of our functions rooms have natural daylight. We provide flexible pricing with day delegates, 24 hour rates and half day packages. Our dedicated staff will be there from day one to help make your day a success.
If you are looking for things to do in the area, Pitlochry has a variety of options for all ages from a stroll through the gardens or a hike up to Faskally Wood. Why not sit down and enjoy a show at the Festival Theatre Pitlochry. Around the area there are lots of things to do and see, visit the Pitlochry Dam and Salmon fish ladder, Visit one of the local Whisky Distilleries Edradour, Blair Atholl, Why not find out about some local history at Blair Castle and Gardens or Queens View. Take a shopping trip to the House of Bruar.
If you are looking for activities in the local area there are plenty of hills, lochs and glens to explore, Golfing, Cycling, Shopping, White Water Rafting, Chocolatier Highland, Off road driving, Highland Safari, Bungee jumping lots of choices for you to choose from.