Pitlochry has a number of attractions that have made this bustling tourist town popular for holidays and short breaks. As well as the fantastic surrounding scenery which is ideal for walking, running and cycling, visitors can enjoy attractions including Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Edradour & Bells Distilleries, Pitlochry Golf Club, Pitlochry Boating Station and nearby Blair Castle in the village of Blair Atholl.
The Pitlochry Festival theatre has a full summer theatre programme consisting of 6 different plays. In addition there are many events over the winter (such as music concerts and stand-up comedy) including, for the first time in 2010, a pantomime for the Christmas season. The theatre advertises with the slogan “stay 6 days, watch 6 plays” and every summer thousands enjoy this offer. Pitlochry is renowned not only for its quality of acting but also for the spectacular nature of the sets which are impressive and often applauded on curtain rise.
Edradour is the smallest distillery in Scotland and Bells produces its famous malt blend. Both distilleries can be found in Pitlochry and offer informative and interesting guided tours in a number of languages.
Pitlochry Golf Club has recently been named as a ‘hidden gem’ by Golf World Magazine, and it is easy to see why. Golfers are rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding Perthshire countryside when they play this challenging 18-hole course.
Pitlochry Boating Station allows you to hire boats to row on Loch Faskally. Children love this spot as it is the ideal location to feed the resident duck population. Fisherman can enjoy the serenity of the loch as they cast for the catch of the day.
Blair Castle is a striking castle found just north of Pitlochry in neighbouring Blair Atholl and is well worth a visit. Guided tours and a restaurant are available.