Pitlochry, is a pretty Highland town located at the geographic centre of Scotland in the dramatic county of Highland Perthshire, Scotland. Lying on the River Tummel and at the foot of Ben Vrackie mountain this small town has a resident population according to the 2001 census of 2,564.
Pitlochry Scotland is a Victorian town, which has prospered as a popular tourist resort since Queen Victoria visited the town in 1842. Pitlochry prospered significantly also with the arrival of the railway in 1863.
Pitlochry remains a popular international visitor destination today and is especially known for its history with nearby Blair Castle and as a centre for walking, golfing, cycling, Whisky tasting and theatre with the famous Pitlochry Festival Theatre located in the town. Pitlochry is surrounded by mountains such as Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion.
Pitlochry is also where you will find the award winning, luxury, boutique bed and breakfast, Craigatin House and Courtyard: www.craigatinhouse.co.uk
Friday 4th July 2014 saw the arrival of the Commonwealth Games,
Queen’s Baton Relay in Pitlochry, Perthshire.
A somewhat damp day dit not deter a huge turn out from the towns residents to welcome and celebrate the baton being run the length of Atholl Road.
The Etape Caledonia 2013 Cycle Sportive takes place in Highland Perthshire 12th May 2013.
This fantastic closed road 81 mile sportive takes in the most dramatic scenery Highland Perthshire has to offer! 5,500 cyclists will leave Pitlochry from 6am on Sunday to take in this wonderful course come on down and give them a cheer!
The Pitlochry Festival Theatre 2013 acting ensemble gathered on the platform of Pitlochry’s train station recently to ‘signal’ the arrival of another fantastic Season of six shows!
The 18 strong ensemble boasts several familiar faces from recent Seasons including the irrepressible Dougal Lee, who returns to celebrate his 50th PFT production this year, Robin Harvey Edwards in his 9th consecutive PFT Season), Jacqueline Dutoit who won critical acclaim for her role as Mrs Coade in Dear Brutus, Irene Allan (What Every Woman Knows 2009) and Martine McMenemy fresh from the spectacular White Christmas as well as Kiss Me, Kate 2010.
More good news! Thanks to a £97,000 grant from the Foyle Foundation, PFT now has a new mixing desk (and radio microphones) which means you’ll enjoy a richer sound experience this Summer.
And with opening night only 4 weeks away, now is the time to plan your Pitlochry visit(s) so don’t delay, call Box Office today!
Pitlochry is fortunate to have two Whisky Distilleries on its doorstep,
Blair Athol Distillery and Edradour Distillery.
Both distilleries can easily be toured in a day and both are within walking distance from Craigatin House and Courtyard.
Blair Athol single malt Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands her in Pitlochry. It was established in 1798, and Blair Athol is one of the oldest working distilleries in the country. The distillery produces a 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with a mellow deep-toned aroma, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish. Blair Athol wins hearts through its contribution to the Bell’s Blend, the most popular blended whisky in the U.K. Adult admission charge of £6.50 includes a discount voucher, redeemable in our well stocked distillery shop towards the purchase of a 70cl bottle of malt whisky. Free car parking available. Last tour one hour before closing times. Please telephone in advance to confirm tour times.
Edradour Distillery is one of the smallest Distilleries in Scotland. Edradour makes in a year what Blair Atholl makes in a week to give you some idea. If you have been to the Edradour distillery it is easy to understand why it is so popular with visitors. Being one the smallest and most picturesque distilleries in Scotland it’s a must for visitors on the whisky trail, however it also offers a lot more. It’s a charming place in the foothill above Pitlochry where the people are genuinely warm and hospitable, the landscape glorious and the lifestyle untouched by the perils of the twentieth century.