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Pitlochry Travel Guide  

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Pitlochry is a delightful town found in the Perthshire Highlands. The scenery around it is among the most beautiful in Europe. Because of its combination of forested hills, lochs and rivers, this Victorian town has been a popular holiday resort for over a hundred years attracting tourists especially in summer when the Pitlochry Festival is on.
The present town is relatively new dating from mid 19th Century. Queen Victoria came for a visit in 1844 and it quickly grew into a famous tourist town. Nearby Moulin has a more ancient history since it became a burgh as early as in 1511.

By the end of the 18th Century, Pitlochry had become a centre of flax growing and home based linen weaving. The Blair Atholl whisky distillery was founded here in 1798. In 1835, the MacNaughton family opened the first water powered wool mills, which produced tweed cloth from raw wool. The first modern highland games also took place here in 1852.

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Reviews Pitlochry

Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Pitlochry is famous for its scenic walks. There are plenty of well-signposted forest trails and designated mountain bike routes. The city is also famous for its hydroelectric dam and its salmon ladder. Here the salmon do not actually... more jump up the ladder but swim through the interconnecting pipes. There is an observation chamber, which allows visitors to watch the salmon underwater through a large plate glass window. Pitlochry has many indoor attractions and a huge range of accomodation. You can visit the Dam Visitor Centre next to the extensive hydroelectric scheme built between 1947 and 1950. Learn the secrets of malt whisky making at Blair Atholl and Edradour distilleries, or pot making at Pitlochry Pottery. To the north lies the dramatic Pass of Killiecrankie, scene of a famous battle, with a visitor centre operated by the National Trust for Scotland. In Blair Atholl, you can see the white-turreted Blair Castle with its superb collections of paintings and armoury. Alternatively, you can learn about traditional everyday life at the Atholl Country Collection, the Blair Atholl Mill, a working oatmeal mill, or at the Clan Donnachaidh Centre at Bruar. Outside Pitlochry is ancient Moulin. Try the wonderful homemade beer at the local pub. You can also enjoy some of Scotland's finest salmon and trout angling hereabouts, particularly on the River Tay. Pitlochry is famous for its theatre festival that runs from May to October, and at its peak, you can see as many as seven plays in six days as well as music concerts and all sorts of other cultural events.
Neil Cannon
Level 14     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : A grand base for touring around the mountains and lochs of Scotland. Very handy for skiing resorts or just admiring the lovely scenery. Pitlochry itself has great accomodation plenty of fine hotels and B&Bs. Fine pubs and restaurants. Well worth a... more visit
Not to be missed Glenshee Ski Centre , Rafting The River Tummel , Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Very picturesque, bit too touristy, worth visiting the salmon leap plus Festival theatre
Not to be missed Festival theatre , white water rafting , House of Bruar
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