at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands and surrounded by the most
resplendent mountain scenery in Europe, Pitlochry is a gloriously
colourful and vibrant Victorian town with the River Tummel running along
its edge. Pitlochry's fame as a vacation resort dates from as long ago as
the 1860's ensuring that this is an area very proud of its tradition of
hospitality and the extraordinary warm manner with which visitors are
An absolute must for any visitor to Pitlochry is one of the town's
best-loved attractions, Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder. Here you will be
enthralled by the sight of salmon negotiating the specially constructed
ladder allowing them to bypass Pitlochry Dam into man made Loch Faskally.
No vacation in the Pitlochry area is complete without a visit to "
Scotland's Theatre in the Hills ". The Pitlochry Festival Theatre
lies on the banks of the River Tummel and is internationally renowned for
its fine repertoire of drama and comedy.
Near Pitlochry is the conservation village of Moulin, where a church has
stood for at least 1400 years. West of Pitlochry stands the richly
sculptured Pictish Dunfallandy Stone. To the north is the beautiful Pass
of Killiecrankie. The story of the famous battle in this tree-lined gorge
is a feature of the visitor centre. Further north again is Blair Castle,
the magnificent seat of the Dukes of Atholl with 32 rooms open to the
public and a wealth of arms, porcelain, and paintings.
In fact, you will almost be overwhelmed by the sheer choice of things to
see and do in the Pitlochry area. Walking, fishing, golfing and a host of
sightseeing activities. It's a great place to visit, and great base
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