Things to do

Pitlochry.org – This website is a great starting point to find things to do in the area.

Activities

The Enchanted Forest is now a leading visitor attraction in Scotland. Take a walk through the woods at night, lit with stunning effect. October only, advance booking required. Great for kids.

Visit: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

A short jaunt down the A9 at Stanley you will find the Active Kids Adventure Park, there is an indoor soft play too.

Visit: www.activekidsadventurepark.co.uk

The Scottish Crannog Centre lets you see a reconstruction of an Iron Age dwelling,

Visit: www.crannog.co.uk

Blair Castle, dating back to 1269, and later re-worked in the Scottish Baronial style. Castle and Gardens both worthy of note.

Visit: www.blair-castle.co.uk

• Blair Castle Horse Trials, Scotlands leading equestrian event.

Visit: www.blairhorsetrials.co.uk

If you are feeling adventurous, Nae Limits can cater for all your adrenaline junkie needs. Bungee, White Water and more.

Visit: www.naelimits.co.uk

Bike Hire is available in Pitlochry at Escape Route. They can provide various bikes capable of whatever your two wheeled preference.

Visit: www.escape-route.co.uk

Edradour, A short distance from Blairmount & The Nest, is Scotland’s smallest commercial distillery. Visitor centre open mid-April to mid-October.

Visit: www.edradour.com

Blair Athol Distillery is now operated under the Bells brand. If you ask for a Whiskey in a Scottish pub, there is a good chance this blended whiskey is what you will get.

Visit: www.discovering-distilleries.com

More Activities

Pitlochry Fish Ladder, After the installation of the hydro-electric dam the salmon returning upstream required a little help.

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Boating & Fishing on Loch Faskally, Boats available to hire (with or without fishing equipment)

Visit: www.fishfaskally.com

House of Bruar, A little up-market retail therapy, or lunch (with or without cake!) Don’t miss the opportunity to take the Falls of Bruar walk which starts here, breath taking.

Visit: www.houseofbruar.com

Ben Vrackie, As you stand in the garden and look up at the sumit you might be tempted to go up for a closer look. Turn left past the Moulin Inn and you are on your way, then return to Blairmount or The Nest to put your feet up and relax.

Visit the website here.

Schiehallion is reputed to be one of the easiest Munros to climb, so why not bag your first (or tick it off the list) during your stay.

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Piping and Fiddle Championships, Blair Castle,

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Dunkeld, A short drive away lie Dunkeld and Birnam. The First King of Scotland made Dunkeld his capital. Well worth a visit to see the Cathedral and Town alone, but you will also find The Birnam Oak, Beatrix Potter visitor centre and some great places for a bite to eat.

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Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Award winning small theatre, Plays, Musicals, Concerts and more.

Visit: www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com

Where to Eat

The Moulin Inn, right on the doorstep, hearty cooking, real ales and open fires.
Victoria’s is our favourite family restaurant in Pitlochry, child friendly relaxed atmoshphere, and good fresh produce.

Visit: www.victorias-pitlochry.co.uk

Also great for food, with a livelier atmosphere, is The Old Mill Inn. Great for drinks afterwards too!

Visit: www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk

Pitlochry Golf Club welcomes visitors to their clubhouse, Sunday Lunch is a speciality.

Visit: www.pitlochryrestaurant.co.uk

Fonab Castle, If you want to dine in some luxury, or just enjoy the finer things in life, Fonab is worth a visit.

Visit: www.fonabcastlehotel.com

Highland Games

Pitlochry Highland Games takes place on the second Saturday in September. At the end of the Highland Games season.
Pitlochry Highland Games takes place on the second Saturday in September. At the end of the Highland Games season.
The Braemar Gathering (The one the Royals go to) is the first Saturday in September, a short and interesting drive through the hills.
The full list of all the Highland games can be found on the Scottish Highland Games Association website.

Visit their website here