Welcome to Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire

An all year-round destination from which to explore the whole of Scotland - Pitlochry is one of Scotland's top tourist towns.

This website is for people wo want to come to Pitlochry for a holiday or short break, and who may wish to explore the nearby towns of Aberfeldy, Dunkeld, Blair Atholl, Kenmore on Loch Tay and Kinloch Rannoch – all of which are within a 45 minute drive from Pitlochry.

What makes this web site different? We live here, we use our local knowledge to help visitors make the most of their holiday. This site has been online since 1996, between the creators and the current owners, there is over 25 years of expertise and advice.

So, happy browsing, and get that holiday to Highland Perthshire planned now!

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Stunning Attractions

There are many great attractions to be found in the Highland Perthshire area - from historic castles to stunning scenic locations, lochs and viewpoints to be enjoyed.

Lots of Activities

Lots of Activities

There is an excellent range of outdoor activities such as white water rafting, Highland safaris, golf, salmon fishing, walking, road and off-road cycling, to name just a few.

Unique Local Shops

Unique Local Shops

Highland Perthshire boasts a vast selection of shops, ranging from the exclusive House of Bruar, to small family outlets offering everything from the essentials to gifts & souveniers.

Things To Do

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Arts & Culture

Enchanted Forest

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Highland Games

Local Transport & Tour Guides

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Local Walks

Castles around Pitlochry

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Golf in Pitlochry

Cycling in Pitlochry

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Whisky Distilleries

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Come & Visit

A bit about Pitlochry.....

What does Pitlochry mean? The native Gaelic speakers tells us the local gaelic is Pit Lochraidh, (where lochraidh means cattle). So it originally meant 'Cattle Settlement'. Pit is generally agreed to indicate a connection with the Picts.

How do you pronounce Pitlochry? It is "Pit-loch-ray" - very straight forward.

The town's Victorian Scottish Baronial architecture is particularly popular with the visitors. Scottish Baronial architecture originates in the sixteenth century and was revived in the nineteenth century. The buildings feature conical roofs & corbelled turrets - the corbels supporting the turret are roll-moulded and gables are often crow-stepped. So, you will see many tourists photographing the main street.

The network of walks in Pitlochry is arguably one of the best in Scotland, catering for all abilities. There are many fine golf courses in and around the town. There is glorious scenery in abundance, as well as many castles, distilleries and fabulous gardens to visit.

Pitlochry is best known for the dam and fish ladder, the distilleries (there are 2 within the town to choose from) and the Festival Theatre, which is one of the best theatres in Scotland, if not Britain, best known for its rolling repertoire of 6 or 7 summer plays and many other performances throughout the year.

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