Places to visit in and around Pitlochry
At the Pine Trees Hotel we will be happy to advise you on the many excellent places to visit in and around Pitlochry. Below are just a few of the most popular attractions.
Pitlochry Theatre is the town’s most famous attraction, showcasing some of the finest talent in the Scottish arts world. Known as ‘the little theatre in the hills’, it was established in 1944 after Arts entrepreneur John Stewart was seduced by the romance and beauty of Pitlochry, and announced “When peace is declared I shall return to this spot and give thanks to God and establish my festival.” The annual festival runs May- October offering six shows. Guests at Pine Trees can make the most of the season and take advantage of our special Theatre Break offers.
Whisky lovers can discover the world of Scotland’s distilleries, with The Blair Athol in Pitlochry, nearby Edradour and Dewars World of Whisky at Aberfeldy to the West. Distilleries offer tasting opportunities, history and an insight into each distinct distilling process.
Some of Scotland’s most interesting castles also lie within this vicinity. These include Blair Castle, famous seat of the Dukes of Atholl and home to Britain’s only private army, The Atholl Highlanders. Castle Menzies, which lies beyond Aberfeldy on the road to Glen Lyon, was the seat of the chiefs of the clan Menzies for over 400 years.
The historic town of Dunkeld lies south, west is the rugged wilderness of Rannoch and explorers can discover the magic of ‘the fairy mountain’ scenery. Other good day trips include Cairngorms National Park and, for archaeology enthusiasts, the Scottish Crannog Centre at Kenmore, on the banks of Loch Tay.