Welcome to Pitlochry

Pitlochry is the largest town in Highland Perthshire and the tourist hub for this area of Scotland, it has a long established reputation as a tourist destination built up from the time of the railway arriving 150 years ago. The Pitlochry area is one of the best known Scottish tourist destinations.

This web site is produced by people who live and work in the Pitlochry area of Scotland, with the objective of helping those who travel here get the most out of their visit. 


Come and experience the very best of what Pitlochry and the area can offer

Where to eat

Where To Eat

when visiting Pitlochry

Where to stay

Where To Stay

when visiting Pitlochry

Pitlochry is set in a fabulous location, beneath its own mountain Ben-Y-Vrackie, with the main Glasgow and Edinburgh to Inverness railway passing through the town. The main trunk road, the A9, that connects the busy central belt of Scotland to the Highlands also passes by the town. The excellent road and rail network is an important reason for the town's success as a tourist town. 

Pitlochry's buildings as built in the Victorian Scottish Baronial architecture style which gives the town a very special character, much photographed by visitors. The Scottish Baronial architecture has its origins in the sixteenth century.  Pioneered by figures including Sir Walter Scott in the nineteenth century, it frequently features towers adorned by small turrets.

Pitlochry, Dunkeld and Blair Atholl each have their own network of walks arguably the best in Scotland, catering for all abilities. For more details on the Pitlochry Walks. There are many golf courses in and around Pitlochry, for full details on the Pitlochry Golf Course. The highland scenery in abundance, there are Pitlochry castles , Pitlochry distilleries and some fabulous Pitlochry gardens.

The town's biggest attraction is the Pitlochry dam and fish ladder which has a new visitor centre; it has two distilleries within the town, the Pitlochry Festival Theatre often called 'The Theatre in the Hills' is one of the best theatres in Scotland, if not Britain, best known for its rolling repertoire of 6 or 7 summer plays and for the many other performances throughout the year.

This Pitlochy web site is produced by people who have lived here for over 16 years.

The Explore Highland Perthshire Guide is published each year, and comes out at Easter, in time for the season. If you wish to have an entry, then please email me at james@explorescotland.net

If you wish to view the whole Guide, then just click the image below

Pitlochry Guide with maps

Your guide to Pitlochry with maps and packed with advice on what to see and do