Pitlochry is located in the geographical centre of Scotland which means there are lots of attractions locally and others not too far
from the hotel. We couldn't possibly list everything so we have listed a few of our favourite things, please click on them to learn more about them.
Edradour, hidden in the very heart of Scotland, Pitlochry. Despite Edradour being so small it produces more whiskies than majority of other distilleries. It still stands alone as the last stronghold of handmade single malt whisky from a farm distillery which is still in production today since 1825.
Highland Safaris winner of the 'best visitor experience' in Scotland combines the new Red Deer Centre with award winning exhilarating land rover safaris. inspired walking and biking activities and Perthshire's only Gold and Gem panning centre. Relax and enjoy the Highland Safaris cafe and shop set in a unique and stunning location. A truly authentic discovery of everything that makes Highland Safaris an exceptional destination.
Blair Castle and Gardens
Originates from the 13th century, Blair Castle is the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, a history of over 700 years, it is one of the most accessible Scottish castles, family friendly and with plenty to see and do. Home of the Atholl Highlanders - Europe's only private army, harking back to the days when every Highland Chief had his own army. You can visit Hercules Garden and Sculpture Trail, Diana's Grove, Old Blair Kirk and the grave of the 17th C Jacobite Commander Bonnie Dundee. The woodland adventure playground is a great hit with children. Open 1st April to 31st October 9.30am to 5.30pm
The Highland Chocolatier
Paradise for the chocoholic and a great day out! Hire one of the audio guided handsets to have Iain take you on a personally guided tour of the world of artisan chocolate making or a guided tasting with a selection of his wonderful chocolates. There is an informative Scottish Chocolate Centre housing a small multi media exhibition. Everything produced by Iain Burnett is created in his specially designed chocolate kitchen in the picturesque village of Grandtully, on the banks of the River Tay.
Blair Atholl Distillery, Pitlochry
Founded in 1798 it is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Situated in the very heart of Scotland and the place that Bell's calls home. The Nutty, rich signature malt is distilled at this distillery then added to the blend. Full of almonds, ginger cake and spices it gives Bell's that unique, sumptuous, richness.
Nae Limits award winning adventure center is located in Ballinluig, only a five minute drive from the hotel. Nae Limits is open all year round and offers a wide range of water and land adventure activities such as White Water Rafting, Canyoning, Quad Biking and much more. Activities suitable for all ages and no experience is necessary.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Known internationally as the “Theatre in the Hills”, Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT) is a focal point in Highland Perthshire life, offering a varied and exciting programme of events all year round. This years winter show is A Christmas Carol. Theatre packages are available in all of our hotels. The Theatre's summer season sees six different shows played throughout the week with both matinee and evening performances, that means you can stay for a few days and take in three or four different performances. Throughout the Autumn and Spring there are a varied mix of things to see from Plays to Musical entertainment there is always something to bring the crowds to Pitlochry. The Theatre is located across the water from the town on the banks of Loch Faskally. Click here to see whats on.
Queens View and Visitor Centre
Queen's View lies at the heart of Highland Perthshire and is the area's most popular visitor attraction. Just one look is enough to tell you why. When Queen Victoria visited in 1866, she assumed that the sweeping view west along Loch Tummel was named after her – but she was wrong. We think the view was really named after Isabella, the first wife of Robert the Bruce, who lived more than 500 years earlier.
Situated half an hour from Pitlochry is the beautiful small Market town, Aberfeldy. Even today, the Aberfeldy Distillery, is considered ‘The home to Dewar’s World of Whisky’ this is because it is of great importance as it is the home of the respected single malt that is the heart of the Dewar’s family of blends.
Nestling on the edge of the town, Pitlochry Golf Club's 18 hole par 69 course lies over rolling countryside at the foot of Ben-y-Vrackie mountain, with a magnificent panorama stretching over the Tummel valley. The Club is open to members, visitors, beginners and experienced golfers alike, and everyone is welcome to enjoy the first class facilities that the Club has to offer
The Salmon Ladder and Dam
The town is famous for it's hydro-electric dam and salmon ladder. The ladder was specifically constructed to enable salmon to bypass the dam and continue their journey upstream to their spawning grounds. The ladder is 310 metres long and consists of 34 chambers linked together with tunnels the salmon can swim through, the best time of year to catch the salmon is late April to July and again September into October. Around 5000 salmon use the ladder each year. The dam is an impressive structure and the visitor experience is improved by the new visitor centre.
Atholl Palace Museum
In 2005 the Atholl Palace Museum opened within the hotel. It was the largest of its kind in the UK, celebrating the rich history and architectural heritage of the hotel. The museum also showcases the history of tourism in Pitlochry . This self guided museum is open daily, seven days a week. Don't forget to pick up your complimentary copy of the 'Hydropathic Herald' and your tickets at reception.