Pitlochry is an attractive town in Perthshire, one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. Popular since Victorian times as a holiday destination for city dwellers around the UK, today Pitlochry continues to provide fantastic holiday experiences for visitors from all over the world.
There are a number of pubs and bars where you can sample local beers, as well as two distilleries including Edradour, the smallest distillery in Scotland. The Scotch Whisky on offer is enough on its own to tempt visitors back. Furthermore, Pitlochry is famous for its Festival Theatre, which continues with a broad repetoire each season, allowing visitors to stay for six days and see six different plays.
Those who enjoy the great outdoors are spoiled for choice for things to do when staying in Pitlochry. There is fantastic road cycling on offer with quiet roads providing picturesque and, if desired, challenging terrain. Pitlochry hosts the hugely successful Etape Caledonia Cycle Race each year, testament to its reputation as home to some of the best road cycling on offer in the UK. Furthermore, runners and hikers can enjoy the surrounding hills and countryside. Ben Vrackie overlooks the town and makes for a great introduction to hill walking in Scotland. Adrenaline seekers can enjoy white water rafting and kayaking, whilst Bungee Jumping is also now proving tremendously popular.
Whatever activity you wish to partake in, Pitlochry is easily accessible for a visit. Conveniently serviced by a train station, Pitlochry is one of the stops on the Inverness-Perth line, with the result that it is possible to get a direct train to the town from London. Of course, trains can be taken from all the major cities in Scotland. If flying to Scotland, Pitlochry is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes from Edinburgh airport or 1 hour and 45 minutes from Glasgow airport by car.