Autumn Breaks in Pitlochry
Autumn breaks in Pitlochry including Dinner, Bed and full Scottish breakfast.
Based on 2 people sharing a standard twin or double room, valid from 1st October to November 30th 2012.
Please phone 01796 472121 and quote Special Autumn Breaks
Perthshire’s “Big Tree Country” in autumn has often been compared with New England, on the East coast of the US, for the sheer beauty and blaze of colour that adorns the landscape. There are some beautiful walks with views of the surrounding countryside, both easy going and some more challenging. Talk a wander round Loch Dunmore in Faskally Wood, or up the hill behind the Golf Club to the top of Craigower, or even climb to the top of Ben-y-Vrackie from where, although not quite a munro, you will be able to see for miles in every direction. You will be able to find details of more Pitlochry-based walks, all starting within easy reach of the Pine Trees Hotel, in the widely-available Pitlochry Walks leaflet.
Autumn is a good time of year for wildlife and, if you choose your timing carefully, you may hear the unforgettable sound of the roaring of the stags as the rut (the breeding season) gets going. It’s best to arrange a special nature safari and Blair Castle and Highland Safaris both offer this service. Late autumn is a good time to see the salmon leaping, as they wend their way to their spawning grounds upstream. They can be viewed in the specially constructed Salmon Ladder at the Dam, near Pitlochry Festival Theatre, or in a more natural setting, at the Linn of Tummel, Buchanty Spout, or the Falls of Braan.
Pitlochry Highland Games, the last of the season, are on 14 September (2013) and include all the elements that make up a special Scottish experience. Also worth a visit is The Enchanted Forest (sound and light extravaganza), celebrating its 11th birthday this year and running from 4 – 27 October. The Country Market in Logierait offers a great selection of local goodies to (chocolates, preserves, jewellery, soaps, food and collectibles). Check directly with the Pine Trees Hotel for other events going on during your visit.