Tour Pitlochry, Scotland
Welcome to Pitlochry in the heart of Scotland, a popular visitor destination with a whisky distillery, shops and good access to central Scotland.
Tell me a little about a Tour of Pitlochry
Catswhiskerstours is pleased to provide customised tours of Pitlochry and environs.
Tell me more about a Tour of Pitlochry
Summary information is provided below to assist guests in determining priorities and objectives.
Pitlochry has a long history dating to back at least Pictish times, around 1500 years ago. The name probably translates as ‘Place of the Stepping Stones’. Pitlochry’s central location and proximity to the main A9 highway is convenient for touring central Scotland. There is also a railway station. Here there can be found a wide range of lodgings to suit all budgets. The town is very tourist orientated and offers a wide range of shopping and hospitality choices.
Using Pitlochry as a base the visitor can avail of a wide choice of cultural interests, activities and visitor attractions which include:
- Whisky Distilleries: Edradour and Blair Atholl.
- Black Spout Waterfall.
- Fishing on nearby rivers Tay, Garry and Tummel.
- Carved Pictish stone at nearby Dunfallandy
- A fish ladder which allows migrating salmon to by-pass the dam associated with the local hydro-electric scheme.
- A hydro-electric scheme which has a visitor centre.
- A well regarded, Festival Theatre which is home to many high quality productions.
- Scottish Plant Collectors ‘ Garden which is relatively new (2003) and contains species from around the world.
- Blair Castle, a very popular visitor attractionwith extensive gardens and grounds.This is the base of the Atholl Highlanders, a unique private army under control of the Duke of Atholl.
- Killiecrankie, a scenic gorge and location of famous battle in 1689.
- Queen’s View. A stunning view over Loch Tummel and surrounding landscape which includes Schiehallion (3547ft.) and Allean Forest.
- Hiking and walking around the local hills, mountains and woodlands.
- White Water and associated activities on the River Tay.
- Ossian’s Hall and Falls of Braan. Originally part of a finger of landscape garden dating back to the 18th century.
- Nearby popular towns of Dunkeld and Birnam on banks of the River Tay. Noted for historic Cathedral,Beatrix Potter connection, golf and traditional Scottish music at the Taybank pub.
For longer distances, then each of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Loch Ness and Isle of Skye are usually accessible within a day’s drive.
How can Catswhiskerstours help with a Tour of Pitlochry?
- Include the town in a private, customised tour of Scotland.
- Include the town in a self-drive (driving tour) tour of Scotland by way of a package comprising rental car, lodgings and itinerary.
For more information and help contact Nigel-
T 44 (0) 141 638 5500
We look forward to hearing from you!
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