The bustling town of Pitlochry is the gateway to the Highlands, located just outside the Cairngorm National Park. Pitlochry is a very popular town with a wide choice of accommodation, superb restaurants and bars, an internationally renowned theatre, great scenery and home to Scotland’s smallest distillery.
Just off the main A9 route north, Pitlochry is a busy stop-off point for people heading into the Highlands. It benefits from a number of superb sites to visit and attractions to see in a lovely setting on the River Tummel, backed by the mountain Ben Vrackie. Here are some of our favourite things to see and do when staying in Pitlochry

The Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder
Pitlochry Dam was built between 1947 and 1951 as part of a networks of dams in the Highlands to generate electricity. Pitlochry Dam & Fish ladder is one of the town’s more famous attractions.  The Fish Ladder was built as part of Pitlochry Dam to allow the annual migration of thousands of Atlantic Salmon to pass through the dam wall.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre
A stay in Pitlochry would not be complete without a visit to The Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Open every day throughout the year, the main Summer season of plays, concerts and shows runs from May to October

The Queens View
Located just 5 miles north of Craigatin House, this spectacular view – considered the best in Scotland – is definitely worth the short drive to get there. Gift shop, tearoom and toilets on site.

Loch Faskally & Faskally Woods
Both right on the door step of Craigatin House. A beautiful little loch with amazing views and delightful gentle paths that hug the shoreline, Loch Dunmore can also be found within the woods.

Ben Vrackie Mountain
One for the fit and active! Towering 841metres over Pitlochry, Ben Vrackie is a dominating sight, yet pretty straightforward to climb. Well defined paths will take you up and down in approx. 4 hours!

The Pass of Killiecrankie and Soldier’s Leap
The Pass of Killiecrankie is a magnificent wooded gorge with the River Garry flowing along its base. The Battle of Killiecrankie, the major event in the first of the Jacobite uprisings, was fought nearby.  In July 1689 the peace and tranquility of this beautiful gorge was shattered when the first shots in the Jacobite cause were fired.  One soldier escaped by making a spectacular jump across the River Garry at the spot now known as Soldier’s Leap.

Blair Castle – Blair Atholl
Situated 5 mile to the north of Craigatin House, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, Blair Castle enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire, a great day out!

The Waterfalls of Bruar
10 miles north of Craigatin House and located behind the fabulous House of Bruar, this famous and spectacular walk is a must when visiting the House of Bruar. Robbie Burns wrote the poem The Humble Petition of Bruar Water to the Noble Duke of Atholl about these beautiful falls.

The House of Bruar
10 miles north of Craigatin House you’ll find the fabulous House of Bruar.  The House of Bruar enjoys a unique reputation for quality, and our art gallery, food hall and country clothing range showcase the best Scotland has to offer.

Blair Athol Distillery

A 15 minute walk from Craigatin House, Blair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. After enjoying a leisurely conducted tour, you can mull over the distinctive character of the finished article as you sip your dram of Blair Athol 12 Year Old.

Edradour Distillery
Reputed to be the smallest distillery in Scotland, home of Edradour 10-year-single malt whisky. Guided tours include a taste of Edradour whisky, an audio-visual presentation and a real insight into the traditional methods of whisky making.

Pitlochry has a wide range of retailers selling an eclectic mix of items from food, gifts, souvenirs and clothing, not to mention coffee shops and art galleries.



Scotland is The Home of Golf, we have over 550 golf courses!  

The game has flourished here for six centuries and remains one of the nation’s key attractions. 


There is no finer place for a golf break than here at Craigatin House and Courtyard Pitlochry in the country that gave golf to the world!  Highland Perthshire offers golfing fans a whole host of courses to play.  


From the World famous golf courses like St.Andrews and Gleneagles (recent venue to The Ryder Cup) to our very own Pitlochry Golf Course. 


The spectacular Pitlochry Golf Course is situated less than one mile from 

Craigatin House and Courtyard.


The Pitlochry Golf course is one of the most picturesque in Perthshire with each hole affording not only a new and interesting challenge for the golfer, but also ever changing views of the glorious surrounding Pitlochry countryside.

Pitlochry Golf Course was created in 1908 by Troon’s Willie Fernie, who was commissioned by local landowner Colonel Charles Butter, and although some cosmetic changes have been implemented since, 

Pitlochry is pretty true to its early style.

Stunning scenery and a fascinating course are the fundamentals at Pitlochry, so why not experience Craigatin House and Courtyard and a truly beautiful golf course during your next golfing tour of Highland Perthshire?


In addition to our Pitlochry Golf Course, close to Craigatin House we have the following Golf Courses all of which are just a short drive away: 

Blair Atholl Golf Course

Blairgowrie Golf Course

Aberfeldy Golf Course

Strathtay Golf Course

Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Course

Crieff Golf Course

Kenmore Golf Course

Killin Golf Course

Website for Pitlochry Golf Club:

Craigatin House and Courtyard Website:


Outlander TV Series

Outlander TV Series

The Outlander TV Series is a British-American television drama series based on the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon.  

This hugely popular TV show began its first run of 16 episodes in the United States in August 2014. 

Outlander follows the story of Claire Randell who is a married nurse from 1946, mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened,encountering civil war and the dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser.

The Courier Awards 2014

Almost 600 local business leaders will don their glad rags tonight for the second annual Courier Business Awards.

The glittering ceremony held at the Fairmont St Andrews Resort will be hosted by television funnyman Hugh Dennis and will see 12 firms recognised for their efforts in fields as diverse as retail, digital and online, agriculture, tourism, leisure and hospitality and manufacturing.  Courier Country’s top family business will also be named, as will the best small firm operating in east central Scotland.

Craigatin House & Courtyard is nominated for an award in the Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Business of the Year category.  All will be revealed later this evening!  A summary video from last year here:

The Courier Awards 2014

The Courier Awards 2014


We are delighted to report that Craigatin House has been nominated for an Excellence in Customer Service Award in the 2014 Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards. Overall winners to be announced at the awards dinner on Friday 21st November at The Crieff Hydro!

Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards 2014

Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards 2014

Pitlochry Scotland

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.

TummellPitlochry is also where you will find the award winning, luxury, boutique bed and breakfast, Craigatin House and Courtyard:

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CRAIGATIN HOUSE by Marja Slooten

Some great Craigatin House #Pitlochry pictures sent in by Dutch photographer Marja Slooten, many thanks indeed Marja! See more of Marja’s photo’s of Scotland

Craigatin Garden

Craigatin House Dining

Craigatin House Lounge

Craigatin House