The Pitlochry Accommodation Guide
Pitlochry accommodation, includes pages on hotels, Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, B&Bs, Cottages and Caravan Parks. The area has been known as a tourist destination since the time of Queen Victoria and the arrival of the railway in 1863.
Large hotels were built specifically to accommodate the thousands of visitors, in 1874 design began on a Scotch Baronial Hydropathic establishment complete with luxurious accommodation, Turkish baths and treatment rooms, today it is the Atholl Palace Hotel, which includes a fascinating 1874 luxury hotel museum.
There is a large choice of where to stay when Pitlochry. Being located on the main road, coach and railway line to Inverness, Pitlochry has a large choice of beds with excellent accommodation also available a short distance away in the towns of Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Rannoch and Tummel plus Blair Atholl.
Many visitors base themselves in Pitlochry accommodation due to the central location of the town, due to the ease of reaching other areas of Scotland as a day trip. Loch Ness and the Great Glen makes an excellent day trip, Fort William Glen Coe and Loch Tay another, or you can head east and spend a day in St Andrews and East Fife. To the south is Stirling and Bannock Burn the site on Scotland's triumph over the English is another.
A word of warning, the Pitlochry accommodation fills up during the peak periods, whether it is a large event such as the Blair Castle Horse Trials at the end of August, Etape Caledonia closed road cycle event in May or during the main tourist season (July and August) also at New Year, so we highly recommend forward planning at these peak times.