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.
My husband and I stayed in the premium love cabin on the 18th-20th March. On arrival at the cabin we had a warm welcome by the housekeeper who showed us how to work the hot tub etc and was happy to answer our questions about the local area. We had processco chilling on ice and some delicious chocolates waiting for us, naturally we quickly got our swimwear on and enjoyed a glass in the hot tub while we stargazed. The log burner was wonderful and the super king sized bed very warm and comfortable. The lodge was a lovely size, cozy without being too small, nice sized living area, underfloor heating in the bath room was a lovely touch and the shower had good pressure, and with the complimentary shampoo etc everything had been thought of. Great location for going and taking in some of the beautiful local views, and a short drive or taxi ride into town for dinner. We absolutely loved our weekend here and can't wait to go back again for our first wedding anniversary! Heather W
We booked the premier love cabin for 3 nights for our mini moon - simply To relax and chill out undisturbed after the stress of the wedding and then immediately followed by Xmas! And relax we did - the hot tub was lovely! Always warm and a good size - and surprisingly private! I had thought the lodges looked a little close together when we arrived but they are set out so you feel like nobody else is there with amazing views of the mountains! There was plenty of wood for the log burner to cosy by on an evening and close enough to walk into Pitlochry to take in the views and some fresh air! The cottage had everything we needed and was personalised with 'Just Married' signs which was a lovely touch - we wish we had stayed longer! We also used the on site spa uniq which was also a highly recommended experience! Will definitely return and will recommend to others xxx The Graydons, Sunderland