Pitlochry is a hive of activity in the summer, but there are many attractions to visit all year round. In the winter, Pitlochry is situated close to Scotland’s two premier snow sports resorts, Cairngorm Mountain by Aviemore and Glenshee. Skiers and snow boarders can sample some fantastic downhill action when the weather conditions allow.
Spring time signals the start of the main tourist season. The weather at this time of year is often very pleasant and visitors can enjoy the stunning landscape around the town on walks and cycles of varying difficulty.
In the summer make sure you watch the Blair Castle Horse Trials that take place in nearby Blair Atholl this four day event is one of the premier horse riding competitions in the UK. Visitors to Pitlochry can visit the famous fish ladder, be entertained at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, or get involved in an action packed, adrenaline fuelled past time such as white water rafting. New for 2011, the first fixed bungee jump in the UK has also opened just next to Pitlochry on the road to Killiecrankie – try it if you dare!
The autumn is a wonderful time to visit with the leaves of the trees in the forests surrounding town turning an array of red and gold colours. Pitlochry now has an autumn festival to encourage visitors at this beautiful time of the year. Attractions include the ever popular enchanted forest – a sound and light show that will live long in the memory.
Pitlochry offers something for everyone. Plan your holiday or short break now and discover the ease of which you can reach the gateway to the highlands. Pitlochry is on the London – Inverness train line so need only be a train ride away...