What to Do when in Pitlochry? There is a huge choice, from fabulous views, to wildlife and Ospreys, and a unique recreated Scottish Crannog the only one in the UK, to a cathedral, cinema and a craft brewery at the other end of the scale.
There is so much you can do in this area, that it is a matter of prioritizing what to do and planning those you can do on the same day, ideally one in the morning, one in the afternoon.
Dunkeld Osprey Centre - Loch of the Lowes
Known as the Dunkeld Osprey Centre, Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve has had ospreys on site for 50 years. Two hides equipped with powerful binoculars to observe not just the osprey, but all the other wildlife on the loch, which includes (if you are lucky) Otters, Beavers, deer and water birds. The new arrival on Loch of the Lowes is the beaver. READ MOREAddress:Dunkeld PH8 0HH
Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre
The new £4million Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre opened its doors of 31st January 2017. Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre has exhibitions on Heritage, Pitlochry Dam, the Life Cycle of the Salmon, Power from the Glens, Green Energy in Scotland and Managing Habitats. Free Entry (No admission charges). The state of the art café offers drinks and light snacks. READ MOREAddress:Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, Armoury Road, Pitlochry PH16 5BF
Birnam Arts Dunkeld
The Beatrix Potter Exhibition celebrates her holidays here as a child and the story of Peter Rabbit. The Beatrix Potter Garden is also well worth seeing. It has an excellent cafe known for its teas, coffees, light bites and lunches. Also a venue for regular touring shows, and a conference venue too. READ MOREAddress: Station Rd, Birnam, Dunkeld PH8 0DS
St Marys Church Grantully
An exceptionally fine and rare example of a survivor of a pre-Reformation rural parish chapel. The austere exterior gives no hint of the extravagant and sophisticated painted ceiling inside. This is one of two principal surviving ecclesiastical painted ceilings left in Scotland. READ MOREAddress:Off the A827 200m from Grantully Castle Grandtully to Aberfeldy Road Perthshire PH15 2EQ
Pitlochry and Moulin Heritage Centre
Home to much of the written heritage of Pitlochry and Moulin ranging from the archaeology, the story of how the women of the Parish paid their yearly rents by spinning and weaving linen, local genealogy, Church History and much more. Well worth a visit. READ MOREAddress:Moulin Kirk, Moulin Square, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5EH
Scottish Crannog Centre
An authentic reconstruction of an Iron Age loch-dwelling, found across Scotland and Ireland and dating from the early Iron Age some 2,500 years ago. This is a real MUST visit, if you are interested in living Scottish history. The only one of its kind in the UK. READ MOREAddress:Kenmore Loch Tay, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy PH15 2HY
Loch Tay Safaris Kenmore
Suitable for 5 to 85 year olds, this brand new (for 2017), purpose built rib with cabin will take you on a journey of discovery on Perthshire's largest loch. You will learn about the history from the ancient and mysterious standing stone to dramatic ruined castles, mystical and spellbinding stories and breath-taking landscapes. We are sure you will not be disappointed. READ MOREAddress:Pier Road, Kenmore, Perthshire PH15 2HG