Pitlochry What to Do?

Pitlochry What to Do - There are a considerable number of things to do in Pitlochry itself and the surrounding Highland Perthshire area. This section will allow you to choose and plan what to see and do while you stay here.

Pitlochry What to Do on FacebookIf you are looking for What to Do in Pitlochry these pages will give you a huge choice. is the centre of tourism in Highland Perthshire. The town itself is picturesque in the summer with its stone Victorian buildings that have a particular Perthshire style to them and the fantastic floral display put on by Pitlochry In Bloom. You will not be short of ideas of what to do while in Pitlochry, which includes two distilleries and a host other attractions to choose from. 

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Niel Gow's Oak - the Fiddle Tree

Scotland's famous 18th century fiddle player, Neil Gow sat under this oak tree composing many of his famous tunes, with the 4th Duke of Atholl sat by.

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Dunkeld and Birnam Walks

Dunkeld & Birnam Walks Leaflet highlights eight way-marked trails, including a map, covering a total of nearly 36 miles of paths.

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Hercules Garden Blair Atholl, by Pitlochry

Named after the life-sized statue of Hercules which overlooks the garden, planned by the 2nd Duke of Atholl in the C18th, restored by the 10th Duke.

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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.

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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.

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Moulin Brewery

Pitlochry's own small craft brewery producing four popular real ales, Ale of Atholl, Braveheart, Old Redial and a Light Ale. Free tours all year!

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Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder

Pitlochry is known for its fish ladder, where annually 5,000+ salmon pass each year, to spawn. The fish ladder has 34 pools and 2 observation windows.

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The Clan Trail & Carrie Woods

Follow the posted route around Loch Rannoch to find out about the Clans who used to live in the glen.

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Pitlochry in Bloom

The reason behind Pitlochry looking so wonderful each summer & autumn. 3 RHS Gold Awards. A dedicated team who do so much to put Pitlochry on the map.

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Pitlochry Highland Games

Started in 1852, the Pitlochry Highland Games are held on the last weekend of the Highland Games Year, attracting literally thousands to Pitlochry.

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Edradour Black Spout Pitlochry Walk

A sixty metre (190ft) waterfall, through oak woods to the picturesque Edradour Distillery. A popular 3 mile (4.5Km) circular walk from the centre of Pitlochry via Black Spout Waterfall to Edradour Distillery and back.

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Castle Menzies Perthshire

Open to the public, Menzies Castle is an outstanding example of a Z-plan Castle built in 1500s as a fortified residence for protection from enemies.

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Pitlochry Golf Club

One of golf's hidden gems, a golf course set in spectacular highland scenery, with its own new driving range and a club house to rival the very best.

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Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery

Three miles from the birth place of founder John Dewar, the Aberfeldy Distillery is the only distillery built by the Dewar family, steeped in history and craftsmanship, since 1898. It is open all year round and is well worth a visit, a very special distillery!

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Dunkeld Cathedral

Christianity has been in Dunkeld for over 1,400 years, longer than the nation of Scotland. Dunkeld Cathedral from 13th century, well worth seeing.

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Pitlochry Putting Green

An 18 hole putting course in the centre of Pitlochry, open to the whole family, golfers and non golfers a like. A great way to introduce kids to golf

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Riders of the Storm

One of Scotland's top Equestrian Stunt Teams is based 3 miles outside Pitlochry. You can join the team for Trick Riding, Vaulting and Horse Training.

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Bells Blair Athol Distillery Pitlochry

One of the oldest distilleries in Scotland established in 1798, originally called the 'Aldour' from burn it draws its water from. Short walk from town

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Drummond Hill

Drummond Hill Walk is 4.5 miles long with fabulous views from Black Rock viewpoint over Kenmore.

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Atholl Country Life Museum

One of Scotland's finest wee museums, started by local farmer John Cameron, it houses many items that are pertinent to this part of Scotland.

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Cluny House Gardens

Particular emphasis on Himalayan plants with a magnificent 150 year old Wellingtonia Britain’s widest conifer. Red squirrels and wild birds.

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The Birks of Aberfeldy

A 1.5 mile circular walk along the Moness Glen, just outside the town of Aberfeldy. The waterfalls are a feature of the hanging glen, made famous by Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, who wrote the poem ‘The Birks o’Aberfeldie’ in 1787. Highly recommended for those who are agile.

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Bolfracks Gardens

The first gardens started in the 1750s today the gardens has collections of rare and unusual plants, a walled garden and stream garden. Great aspect!

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Killiecrankie Pass

A popular attraction 3 miles north of Pitlochry, the visitor centre tells the story of the Battle of Killiecrankie and the wildlife in the SSSI pass.

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Highland Safaris Aberfeldy

The ever popular Highland Safaris, established in 1992 by two locals, has grown to offer even more for families, kids and individuals in the outdoors.

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Hermitage Dunkeld

Fabulous woodland along with Ossian's Hall built in 1757 by the 3rd Duke of Atholl for his guests to enjoy. Salmon leap the falls. Woodland walks.

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Mains of Taymouth Golf Course Kenmore

Opened in 1992, the landscape was unbelievably perfect for this 9 hole golf course, golf clubs, motorised buggies, for hire. "A canny Little Course."

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Pitlochry Festival Theatre

See six plays in a week during the main summer season; this highly respected popular theatre runs shows all year round. A MUST if you are visiting!

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The Steadings Spa

Open to everyone there is a 17m pool, toddler's pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, standing tan and a new multi gym. Swimming lessons too if needed

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Edradour Distillery

Scotland's smallest distillery and last 'farm' distillery, operated by three men producing limited quantities of hand crafted malts.

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Atholl Palace Hotel Museum

A very special museum that gives you a glimpse into hotel life for workers and visitors alike 140 years ago, here in Pitlochry .

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Falls of Acharn

The Falls of Acharn,circular walk which will take you about 1hour. You will see the upper and lower falls from specially constructed viewing platforms

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Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier

A visitor attraction with a very different slant, a top notch chocolate experience, producing the very best chocolates you will find anywhere.

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Explorers Plant Hunters Garden

A very special garden, conceived and built with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, telling the fascinating stories of the Scottish Plant collectors.

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Blair Castle

Just six miles north of Pitlochry is Blair Castle the ancient home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Dating back to the 12th century well worth visit.

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Queens View

Scotland's finest and most photographed view is six miles from Pitlochry. Its name dates back to the time of Robert the Bruce, named after his Queen.

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Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Centre

Home to the Uk's oldest breeding osprey 'Lady' who has been on the same nest since 1990. Hides also good for birds, otters, pine marten, beavers, deer

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