Explore Pitlochry

Pitlochry is located in the heart of Scotland. As soon as you step off the train (or out your car) you are transported into another world – drinking in the clear sparkling air and stunningly beautiful landscape.  Pitlochry is steeped in clan history. It’s also one of the last places you can see people wearing kilts on a daily basis.  It also been a tourist destination for over 150 years – and comes with Royal approval – one of Pitlochry’s earliest visitors was Queen Victoria!

The local people of Pitlochry are friendly and knowledgeable. The long-standing tradition of hospitality ensures that this little highland town is extraordinary well set up to cater for holiday makers though out the year. There is always something distinctive to explore in every season.   Given that Pitlochry is just a wee highland town you’ll find an remarkable range of restaurants and cafes to discover.  Everything from good quality (and even gluten-free) fish and chips all the way up to top of the range a la carte eateries which rival anything you’d find in Edinburgh or London (except for the price…)

For self-catering holiday-makers using Elmsdown as a base there is also a well equipped Co-op supermarket 5 minutes walk from the apartment (open till 11pm week-nights!) as well as many independent outlets to sample local meat, cheese, bread – and of course whisky!

Pitlochry is perfectly located for exploring Highland Perthshire  by car or further afield with Edinburgh 75 minutes to the south, St Andrews 90 minutes to the south east, Loch Ness 95 minutes to the north and Braemar and Royal Deeside 90 minutes to the north east.  You can also obviously get around easily by train exploring the wonderful remote and rural stations between Pitlochry and Aviemore.  Day trips to Perth and even Edinburgh are also possible – even with a leisurely breakfast and late start to the day!

Exploring the great outdoors from Pitlochry is really easy – whether on foot, on the many well marked trails, by car on country roads, or by bicycle there is something for everyone.  You’ll also not want to miss the regions wildlife which includes red and roe deer, soaring buzzards and red squirrels. You may even be lucky enough to see Osprey, Pine Martins or even the majestic Golden Eagle.

The best site to explore more about Pitlochry and the wide range of activities and facilities this wee highland town host throughout the years is http://www.pitlochry.org/ if you have any further questions about the area please do not hesitate to let us know.

Lock Faskally - courtesy <a href="https://flic.kr/p/8SjKWV">Graeme, Flickr</a>
Lock Faskally – courtesy Graeme, Flickr