What To Do

What to Do when in Pitlochry? There is a Pitlochry What to do - Walk at Queens Viewhuge 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.


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. READ MORE

Address:Old School, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5SP
Tel:01796 481232

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 MORE

Address:Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, Armoury Road, Pitlochry PH16 5BF
Tel:01796 484111
Email: Pitlochry.Dam@sse.com
Web: https://pitlochrydam.com/

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 MORE

Address: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 MORE

Address:Moulin Kirk, Moulin Square, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5EH
Web: https://www.pitlochryandmoulinheritagecentre.co.uk

Duleep Singh Sikh History

Disproportionately more Scots went to India than any of the other nations that make up the UK. The East India Company and the British administration employed lots of Scottish administrators - Lord Dalhousie, Lord Harding and many other notable people. The Highland Perthshire Sikh Heritage trail remembers in particular Maharaja Duleep Singh who was known as the Black Prince of Perthshire. READ MORE


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 MORE

Address:Pier Road, Kenmore, Perthshire PH15 2HG
Tel:01887 820071
Web: https://www.lochtaysafaris.net

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. READ MORE

Address:The Manse, Cathedral St, Dunkeld PH8 0AW
Web: https://www.dunkeldcathedral.org.uk

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. READ MORE

Address:Aberfeldy PH15 2JQ
Tel:01887 820071
Web: http://www.highlandsafaris.net

Perthshire Beavers

Your chance to see Perthshire Beavers up close, sit by a beaver lodge or take a canoe ride to watch the beavers go about thier lives. READ MORE

Tel:07984 975 095
Email: events@perthshirewildlife.co.uk
Web: http://www.PerthshireWildlife.co.uk

Pitlochry for kids

7 ideas of what there is to do for kids in Pitlochry and 9 suggestions for kids in the nearby Perthshire, area. Children are well catered for, as there is a good variety of activities for all ages on offer. From activities that cost no money to specific child friendly day long activities, where you give your kids away for the day. They will enjoy a day full of activities with their piers, while Mum and Dad can have a break too, enjoying their own time. READ MORE


Queens View Pitlochry

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. READ MORE

Address: Pitlochry PH16 5NR
Tel: 01350 727284
Web: http://www.scotland.forestry.gov.uk

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 MORE

Address:Kenmore Loch Tay, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy PH15 2HY
Tel:01887 830583
Web: http://www.crannog.co.uk

The Best Handmade Chocolates in Scotland

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

Address:Grandtully, Pitlochry PH9 0PL
Tel:01887 840775
Web: https://www.highlandchocolatier.com/

Loch Tay Sauna

This must be one of Scotland's best located saunas. Offering fantastical views over Loch Tay. It has been cleverly designed to offer privacy, as well as access to Loch Tay via slides and a water trampoline. There is a drop in rate for those who would like to use it while visiting Pitlochry and Aberfeldy. READ MORE

Address:Taymouth Marina, Kenmore, By Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2HW
Tel:01887 830216
Web: https://www.taymouthmarina.com/the-hot-box-sauna/

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 MORE

Address: Station Rd, Birnam, Dunkeld PH8 0DS
Tel:01350 727674
Web: http://www.birnamarts.com

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! READ MORE

Address:11-13 Kirkmichael Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5EW
Tel:01796 472196
Web: http://www.moulinhotel.co.uk

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 MORE

Address:Dunkeld PH8 0HH
Tel:01350 727337
Web: http://www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

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 . READ MORE

Address:Perth Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5LX
Tel:01796 472400
Web: http://www.athollpalace.com

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! READ MORE

Address:Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Tel:01796 484626
Web: http://www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com