The Pitlochry Accommodation Guide
Pitlochry accommodation guide, is broken down in to sections covering hotels, Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, B&Bs, Cottages and Caravan Parks. Most importantly each section goes in to detail on what the area offers.
Pitlochry luxury accommodation.
Pitlochry luxury accommodation started in 1874 when a new hotel was built. The Atholl Palace Hotel was lavishly designed as a Scotch Baronial Hydropathic establishment complete with luxury accommodation. This included Turkish baths and treatment rooms. You can visit the Atholl Palace Hotel Museum to see what a 1874 luxury accommodation looked like.
Pitlochry has a number of luxury accommodation providers:-
- The Fonab Castle Hotel is the only 5 star hotel.
- Pine Trees Hotel with its own magnificent gardens.
- The Old Mill Inn is in Pitlochry town centre.
- Craigmhor Lodge and Courtyard is off West Moulin Road towards the hamlet of Moulin.
- Struan Inn is 1 mile north of the House of Bruar off the A9. It was voted Luxury Hotel of the Year for Perth and Kinross in 2018.
Dog Friendly Pitlochry accommodation.
Here are four dog friendly hotels:-
1. Pine Trees Hotel – All rooms are dog friendly. The dog receives some Bob and Lush Treats and dog poo bags. If you want to eat with your dog, let the staff know and they will set up a table in the lunge for Dinner and Breakfast. £10 per dog per night.
2. McKays Hotel – Some double and family rooms are dog friendly. Dogs are allowed in the bar area where you can also eat.
3. Fonab Castle Hotel. Some rooms accept dogs. BUT dogs are not allowed in the main hotel.
A word of warning Pitlochry accommodation does sell out
Pitlochry accommodation sells out during the main tourist season and major events days.
Our accommodation booking check list:-
- Book as far ahead as possible.
- Know what is happening at the time of your visit. The area is known for its big events which sell out the accommodation. You may well also want to see the event, but know accommodation can be scarce as some people book up a year ahead. Have a look at our Year Round Event Calendar
- The main holiday months are July and August, when Britain takes its holidays.
- Best summer month is June, as their are no public holidays as in May and no major events. Plus the days are long see our Holiday Advice Page
- Recognise that staying outside Pitlochry town may well give you the best accommodation prices and availability.
- Ask your accommodation provider for travel times to what you want to see and do. This will allow you to better plan your visit.
Remember to check when the large events are being held in the area.
Such as Etape Caledonia closed road cycle event in May. The Blair Castle Horse Trials at the end of August. The Pitlochry Highland Games weekend in September. The Enchanted Forest during the whole month of October. So we highly recommend forward planning at these peak times.
Reasons to us Pitlochry as your accommodation base to Tour Scotland
- It is centrally located in Scotland. Many visitors base themselves in Pitlochry accommodation due to the central location of the town within Scotland.
- Most importantly many destinations are within easy reaching of Pitlochry and can be reached as a day trip. Loch Ness and the Great Glen makes an excellent day trip. Another is Fort William, the infamous Glen Coe and back along beautiful Loch Tay. To the east is St Andrews and East Fife. To the south is Stirling the home of the Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle and Bannock Burn the site on Scotland's 1314 triumph over the English.
- The Pitlochry area has a very well developed and mature holiday infrastructure of businesses. Our Pitlochry Things to Do page details over fourty choices of things to do from attractions, loch cruises, activities from walking to kayaking, to bungee jumping and bridge swinging