Places to Visit

With so much to see and do in Pitlochry and the surrounding area, we’re not sure where to begin! Below are just a few of the marvellous places to visit when staying in this glorious part of Scotland.

Local

Pitlochry Festival Theatre – Visit the ‘theatre in the hills’ with its packed programme of plays, musicals, comedies, ceilidhs, concerts and talks. Summer season productions can be found in Events.

Explorers Garden –  This six-acre RHS partner garden based around  comprises plants brought to Scotland by 18th- and 19th-century Scottish botanists and explorers

Pitlochry Dam and Visitor Centre – Opened in 2017, Pitlochry Dam and Visitor Centre showcases the engineering feats of the ‘Tummel Tigers’ in the 1950s and exhibits how electricity is made, moved and managed in harmony with the environment to harness the power of nature.

Blair Athol Distillery – One of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland, open throughout the year, offering a selection of tours.

Edradour Distillery – One of the smallest traditional Whisky distilleries in Scotland. A selection of tours is available.

Robertsons of Pitlochry –  Enjoy a whisky or gin tasting experience with Ewan McIlwraith in the couthy Bothy

Heathergems – Discover how this unique handcrafted jewellery is made in Pitlochry using the stem of the heather flowers and have the opportunity to purchase these distinctive Scottish trinkets.

Nearby

Blair Castle and Atholl Estates – This magnificent castle in idyllic surroundings is the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Beautiful gardens and grounds to walk in, pony trekking and Land Rover safaris also available.

Segway at the Castle – A great fun way to explore the grounds of Blair Castle and the Atholl Estates with Segway Ecosse

House of Bruar –  Quality shopping experience with a large collection of clothing, produce and homeware.

Castle Menzies –  A wonderful Renaissance example of the transition from a rugged fortress castle to a comfortable mansion house.

St Mary’s Church  – Restored 14th century parish church with a magnificent wooden barrel-vaulted ceiling covered with stunning painted panels, only one of two found in Scotland

Crannog Centre – Situated on beautiful Loch Tay near Kenmore, reconstructed iron age dwelling with history exhibition, craft and music demonstrations.
Neighbouring towns of Aberfeldy, Blair Atholl and Dunkeld – all with their own distinct personalities and atmosphere.

Wee bit further afield

Scone Palace, PerthOnce the crowning place of Scottish kings and home of the Stone of Destiny, Scone Palace is one of Scotland’s most important stately homes.

Balmoral Castle, BallaterScottish home of the British royal family, the castle is open from Easter to the end of July. Admission includes parking, access to the gardens, the exhibitions in the stable area and Castle ballroom only.

Glamis Castle, Angus Childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother and the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Visits to the castle are by guided tour only.

St Andrews – The world’s home of golf with over seven golf courses, St Andrews is also a place of history, learning, culture and beaches.

Edinburgh, Stirling, Inverness – Pitlochry is on the main Highland railway line, making it convenient to catch a train for a day trip to Edinburgh, Stirling or Inverness.

Or book a bespoke chauffeured tour

Explore this beautiful part of Scotland in a private guided tour with Eddie Thomson of Heartland Tours. Starting from Northlands Bed and Breakfast, sit back and relax while being chauffeured in a luxury 5 Series BMW GTM on a half or full day tour of your choice and be back in time for lunch or dinner.
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