Visit Pitlochry and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross. This famous holiday resort lies almost at the centre of Scotland and in the beautifully wooded valley of the Tummel. The town was raised to burgh status in 1947 and has a famous tweed-mill and two distilleries.
To the East, Ben-y-Vrackie rises 2,757 ft. Golf, tennis, pony-trekking, fishing, ski-ing, climbing, and walking are all attractions for the holiday-maker, and sailing is available on Loch Tummel with club facilities at Foss, 11 miles West of the town.
Pitlochry is an important link in the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board’s Tummel valley scheme. From Clunie dam at the outlet of Loch Tummel, 9,158 ft of tunnelling involving the removal of 400,000 tons of quartzite schist has ensured the daily flow of 2,700 million gallons of water to feed the Pitlochry power station. Moreover, a lower dam on the Tummel at Pitlochry has created a new loch at Faskally just North of the town and this is now a local beauty-spot. Faskally House is a Forestry Training School and in the grounds a Brown Trout Research Station was set up in 1948 by the Scottish Home Department, in cooperation with the Hydro-Electric Board. Observation chambers in a fish-pass at the Pitloçhry dam enable visitors to watch the passage of salmon up-river to their spawning grounds. At Portnacraig House the Board has its Central Control, the operational centre for the whole electricity system.
In 1951 Mr John Stewart, who created a reputation in the Park Theatre at Glasgow, founded the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, and each summer season a wide variety of plays is given. There are also Sunday concerts and exhibitions of Scottish art.
Across the river from the town, at the entrance to the mausoleum of Dunfaliandy House, is a Pictish sculptured stone — one of the finest examples of this type of art in Scotland.
Nearby towns: Aberfeldy, Aviemore, Ballater, Blair Atholl, Blairgowrie, Dunkeld, Kingussie, Fort William
Nearby villages: Atholl, Ballinluig, Birnam, Bridge of Cally, Bridge of Tilt, Dowally, Dull, Foss, Grandtully, Kenmore, Kinloch Rannoch, Kirkmichael, Logierait, Moulin, Riechip, Straloch, Struan, Tulliemet, Weem
Have you decided to visit Pitlochry or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Pitlochry bed and breakfast (a Pitlochry B&B or Pitlochry b and b)
- a Pitlochry guesthouse
- a Pitlochry hotel (or motel)
- a Pitlochry self-catering establishment, or
- other Pitlochry accommodation