Pitlochry History

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Welcome to Pitlochry,

 

 

Pitlochry is mainly a holiday destination with it’s touristic shops and continually on going activities to do, Pitlochry is a very popular visiting spot even with one of it’s first visitors, Queen Victoria. Pitlochry is well known for it’s trail and stunning walks located all around the town with promises of many local animals to be seen.

 

Where is it?

 

Pitlochry is a seventy-five minute drive South from Edinburgh, perfect for a day trip!

 

Accommodation; Pitlochry has a large range of Bed and Breakfast’s and hotels considering the size. Have a look on Budgetscot’s website- http://www.budgetscot.com/pitlochry/all-areas/all/ind/page1

 

 

Activities; For a quiet getaway from noise and bustle, Pitlochry is the perfect place to go due to it being one of the most scenic places in Scotland and has one of the most photographed streets in Scotland. Not only is it the streets of Pitlochry that are beautiful, it is also the environment beside the city- as it has it’s own surrounding hills Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion. Pitlochry is centred between three major cyclist areas in Northern Scotland also over 40 stunning golf courses to play on in Perthshire. Beside these leisurely activities, walking is the most popular activities in Pitlochry, particularly one that is a short circular walk from the main street to the dam on Loch Faskally which looks onto the salmon ladder and the banks of the River Tummel.

Here is a list of walk in Pitlochry and around the area of Pitlochry- 

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/pitlochry.shtml

 

Another activity to do in Pitlochry is visit Whiskey Distilleries; there is three in the area- Endradour on the very outskirts of Pitlochry- which is happily Scotland’s smallest yet one of the most beautiful distilleries, Aberfeldy to the west of Pitlochry and The Blair Atholl in Pitlochry. The world’s only Malt Whisky Trail visits these distilleries and more than half of Scotland’s distilleries on a beautiful picturesque and yet clearly signposted trail. For more information- http://www.maltwhiskytrail.com/

 

 

Pitlochry has it’s very own castle and it is one of Scotland’s most famous- Blair Castle- complete with it’s own roaming peacocks. Blair castle was the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. You can get a magnificent tour of the 30 rooms and their collections all at free entry and enjoy the restaurant and gift shop. Blair Atholl even has an Woodland Adventure playground and a Treasure Room not to mention the exciting Castles Detective Challenge where picture cards are used to hunt down the castle mysteries while going through the castle room by room. As well as activities for all the family there is a 9 acre tranquil garden, even including an orchard of over 100 fruit trees, and a 2 acre wooded are which contains the UK’s second largest tree! Blair Atholl has a long range of history even dating back to the 1269 and has gone through three main development stages: Medieval, Georgian and Victorian. This castle even had it’s very own army- the Atholl Highlanders who once escorted Queen Victoria during her tour of Perthshire back in 1842 Although now the Atholl Highlanders is only a ceremonial regiment now.