Known for its incredible highland scenery, Pitlochry is one of Scotland’s top travel destinations. Home to crisp air and picturesque terrain, it’s easy to see what makes Pitlochry one of Scotland’s most acclaimed destinations.
Whether you’re visiting for a week or a weekend, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in this small yet rewarding town. We’ve listed our four favourite weekend activities for visitors to Pitlochry to help you make the most of your stay.
Embark on scenic Highland walks
Located in a rugged yet charming spot in the Perthshire Highlands, Pitlochry is one of Scotland’s best destinations for adventurers. From simple trails suitable for first-timers to advanced hikes, Pitlochry has a walk to suit every type of traveller.
First-time visitors to Pitlochry will love the circular walk from the town itself to a dam on Loch Faskally. Other local walks take visitors past local whisky distilleries and through rural farmland for a first-hand look at life in rural Scotland.
More challenging walks pit adventurers against the light yet demanding Highlands that surround Pitlochry. Ben Vrackie is a challenging climb that’s a local favourite, largely due to its excellent views of the area surrounding Pitlochry.
Enjoy a relaxing game of Golf
Pitlochry is renowned as one of Scotland’s finest golfing destinations. The local golf course – understandably, named Pitlochry Golf Club – is a challenging course for all but the most advanced golfers.
Tee off uphill not once, or twice, but three times in a row on the course’s first three holes. Boasting some of the best scenic views in the region, a visit to Pitlochry isn’t complete without a game of golf on the town’s famous local course.
Note that the course at Pitlochry is quite long – over 5,800 yards – and may be too much of a challenge for newbie golfers. The Pitlochry Children’s Amusement Park has its own mini golf course, which is perfect for families with small children.
Sample the local Whisky
No trip to Scotland’s Highlands is complete without sampling a few glasses of tasty local whisky. Edradour, one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries by total output, offers tasting tours for visitors to Pitlochry interested in sampling its latest creations.
The Edradour Whisky Distillery Tour is reasonably priced, at just £7.50 per adult and £2.50 per child. Visitors are given a free sample of Edradour while a Edradour employee guides them around the distillery.
If you’re a whisky guru, or merely a history enthusiast interested in learning how the world’s finest whisky is made, the tour through Edradour’s distillery, where a wide variety of whiskies are hand crafted, is certainly worth your time.
Soak in the charming setting
Pitlochry is one of Scotland’s most picturesque towns, making it the perfect place to escape city life for the weekend. Relax beside the River Tummel and soak in some of the finest mountain views in all of Scotland.
When you’re not embarking on scenic walks, tasting wonderful local whiskies, or on the links for a leisurely game of golf, spend an afternoon exploring the charming city centre and learning what Pitlochry is all about.
This article was written by Coast & Country Hotels. Visit their website to learn more about Scotland’s top holiday destinations.