See and do
For over a hundred and fifty years, Pitlochry has been a famous resort town. People visit from all over Scotland, the United Kingdom and the world. Some visit for specific events, and some to savour a bit of all that lends the Perthshire Highlands their enduring charm.
Pitlochry is filled with sights to see and things to do. Those who wish to take life gently, might only wander as far as the fine restaurants and pubs that are in rather generous supply considering the size of the town. Those who want to walk off their culinary indulgences will be pleased that Scotland has few better dedicated walks. There are are level walks and hill walks, and all routes are marked. These walks begin in the town centre and bring you back to the town centre. There are around 41 miles of paths, and these miles will take you riverside to loch and uphill, from where the views are splendid.
From walking the paths to walking the greens. The Highlands are synonymous with golf and Pitlochry is no exception. At the foot of Ben-y-Vrackie mountain, on the outskirts of town, you’ll find the famous Pitlochry Golf Club’s 18-hole course. There is little to compare to a round of golf amidst the spectacular rolling countryside.
From the leisurely to the exhilarating, those who want a rush rather than a stroll, will find both White Water Rafting and Bungee Jumping easily accessible.
Don’t wear yourself out during the day though, for Pitlochry’s nights are alive. The Pitlochry Festival Theatre, locally called “The Theatre in the Hills”, has year-round productions, ranging from musicals to drama.
In September every year, Pitlochry hosts Highland games which have been on the go since 1852 and were only interrupted during the wars.
Visit the famous salmon ladder, enjoy the light show of The Enchanted Forest, visit old distilleries, bring your bicycle for the Etape Caledonia Cycle Challenge, or just while away the hours in one of Scotland’s most treasured areas.