Things to do locally

Outdoor Activities

  • Nae Limits

    Nae Limits

    A 5 star outdoor Activity Centre based in Ballinluig (only 5 miles from Pitlochry). A wide range of Adventure Activities such as White Water Rafting, Canyoning, Tubing and Quad Biking can be experienced. A great family day out.

  • Highland Safaris

    Highland Safaris

    Is a unique off road experience based in Dull ( 18miles from Pitlochry) where you will enjoy the breathtaking highland scenery as you travel through forests, mountains and moors on private hill tracks in a Land Rover with your own kilted guide. You may see Red Deer, Grouse, and the Golden Eagle as you travel. Alternatively, take a self guided cycle or walking safari where you will be transported to the high tops and provided with a route map to make your own way down.

  • Highland Fling Bungee

    Highland Fling Bungee

    Operated from The Visitor Centre in Killicrankie ( 4 miles from Pitlochry) the Uk’s first static bungee jump is perched over a dramatic gorge overlooking the River Garry. This free-fall experience of 40 metres plunges you towards the water at speeds of over 50mph from a jump platform suspended below The Garry Bridge. One for the adrenalin junkies !

Castles

  • Blair Castle

    Blair Castle

    Only 7 miles north of Pitlochry , this impressive castle nestles in the stunning Perthshire countryside on the Athol Estate. It is the historic seat of the Dukes and Earls of Athol and has been the home of 19 generations of Stewarts and Murrays. Dating back to 1269 it has been transformed over the centuries from its medieval beginnings to becoming a fine Georgian mansion and finally a Victorian castle in the barionial style. The castle is also home to the Athol Highlanders – Europe’s last remaining private army.

  • Scone Palace

    Scone Palace

    Located on the outskirts of Perth and home to The earls of Mansfield is one of Scotland's most important stately homes ,Scone Palace. Fifteen hundred years ago it was the capital of the pics and over the centuries it has housed the stone of destiny, has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of Scottish Kings including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce.

  • Castle Menzies

    Castle Menzies

    Located in Weem, a short 15 miles drive from Pitlochry, is this splendid 16th century Scottish castle - seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years. Strategically placed it was involved in much of the turbulent history of the Highlands. Rescued as a ruin in 1957 by the Menzies Clan Society, the Castle has been lovingly restored by generations of Society members and was placed into a charitable trust in 1993.

Distilleries

  • Edradour

    Edradour

    Dating back to 1825 , this charming and unique distillery is Scotland’s smallest and most picturesque traditional distillery and is the last survivor of the long tradition of farmhouse distilleries still in production today.

  • Bells Blair Athol

    Bells Blair Athol

    Established in 1798 Blair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Blair Athol malt is one of the whiskies that goes in to the blend that makes up the Bell's Brand - the most popular blended whisky in the UK. The whisky is a blend of several fine grains and malts from Speyside and the Islands and is created by master blenders at Blair Athol Distillery

  • Dewars (Aberfeldy) Distillery

    Dewars (Aberfeldy) Distillery

    Dewars (Aberfeldy) Distillery was founded by John Dewar and Sons in 1896. It is located on the outskirts of Aberfeldy, a 15 minute drive from Pitlochry. As well as being a working distillery, it also houses Dewar's World of Whisky, one of Scotland's best whisky heritage visitor centres.

Walking

RiverPitlochry is a walker’s paradise. With its excellent network of well-marked routes, ranging from gentle strolls to challenging hikes all surrounded by dramatic scenery, there is something for everyone to enjoy. All the Pitlochry walks start and finish in the town centre, and are clearly marked with colour-coded sign posts. Covering an area of approximately 20 square miles, there are nearly 41 miles of tracks and paths taking the visitor along river, burn and loch-side, through woodland and up hills, from where there are spectacular views. One of the most popular short walks is a circular route from the main street, across the River Tummel to the dam on Loch Faskally, to view the salmon ladder and the Hydro Station, on through the ancient hamlet of Port na Craig, and back over the footbridge into Pitlochry.

This walk can be extended by following the route to Garry Bridge and on through The Pass of Killicrankie

Another short hike will take you through pretty woodland and up a gentle hill to Black Spout Wood and onwards to the Edradour distillery – the smallest distillery in Scotland – and on the return journey, there are beautiful views across open farmland with Ben-y-Vrackie mountain as a backdrop.

For a more energetic experience, try the Bealach route which takes you up onto the moorland above Pitlochry offering, along the way, spectacular views south over the town and north towards Blair Atholl. Then of course for the serious walker is Ben Vrackie - ‘The Speckled mountain’ . The walk to the summit can be started in Pitlochry or, nearby in the village of Moulin and is approximately 6 to 8 miles (10 to 13 km) there and back depending on the start point.

Further afield, but still within easy reach of Pitlochry, are many other interesting walks including the Falls of Bruar to the north, the Hermitage to the south, and the Birks of Aberfeldy to the west.

Whatever your ability, you will find a route to suit

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