The town of Pitlochry and surrounding area provides a diverse range of attractions with some of Scotland’s most astounding scenery as the backdrop.
There are many places to visit within a mile or two which we would recommend taking in on your holiday or short break.
The dam was built in the 1940’s during the Hydro Electric expansion across the Scottish Highlands.
An award winning new visitors centre opened in 2016, telling the story of the Tummel Tigers it has views over the dam form the cafe and a great selection of local gifts.
The walk across the dam and the view over Loch Faskally is a magical experience. Why not continue this beautiful walk around the loch and up to Loch Dunmore where the woods have been the location for series 5 of Outlander, the wildly romantic Highland saga.
Just down the hill from Kinnaird is the Moulin Brewery at the Moulin Inn. Why not take a tour of the micro-plant and then enjoy a sample with the locals next door.
Jewellery out of heather? Believe it or not – yes! Find out how it is made with a guided tour. An unusual and unique gift from Scotland. Located centrally in the town, behind the tourist information centre.
There are two distilleries close to Kinnaird. Edradour Distillery, the smallest legal distillery in Scotland is just over mile from here. You can leave your car behind and take a stroll along for a wee dram and a distillery tour.
Pitlochry's second distillery produces the more well known Bell’s Whisky and is located on the south side of Pitlochry.
You can drive there or walk down through the Black Spout wood.
Located just across the river Tummel from the centre of Pitlochry the ‘Theatre in the Hills’ sits overlooking the river Tummel and faces the imposing mountainside of Ben-Y-Vrackie. It is famed for its imaginative sets and varied productions. If you visit Pitlochry for a week in the summer you can see 6 different plays during your stay.
The theatre hosts other events including art exhibitions, creative writing courses and concerts for varied musical tastes.
Close by is the Plant Explorers garden. This is lovely place to walk round with interesting native species, information on the local history of gardening and some peaceful spaces to sit and relax.
"Great Place" Went as a couple for a romantic get away. We were very lucky with surprisingly good weather in Feb, and we the only lodge occupied for the 3 nights we spent there. Easy enough to find and clear instructions given via email beforehand - as get settled into the lodge and we'll pop in and show you some of the features. Yvonne came to show us about the fire and talk through the hot tub use. She was very nice and helpful with tips of walks and places to visit - and very approachable, though we had no further contact (as in totally unobtrusive!) The cabin itself was very nice - good central heating system, comfortable sitting area and nice bedroom. The outside hot tub was fantastic, even in cold weather we made great use of it. We took a few drives out to surrounding areas, and went on a few walks. And plenty to visit in the area. In the evenings we would walk down to the local pub 5-10 mins or Pitlochry itself 10-15 mins. All the places we went to were very nice and welcoming, plenty of open fires etc. The walk at night was no problem at all - partly along a quiet road, and there is a torch provided in the lodge which we found useful for warning the occasional passing car. All in all we had a great time - great lodge and hot tub, great location, and plenty of things to keep you occupied, or quiet peaceful space to relax in. Chris from Glasgow
We liked the fact we were greeted on arrival and then left alone to enjoy the tranquility of the lodge. It was an ideal location for peace and quiet, within walking distance into Pitlochry. All facilities within the lodge were excellent and we could have easily spent the whole weekend there without leaving. C Hogg, Montrose