Things to do in Pitlochry
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Pitlochry – Gateway to the Highlands
The small Victorian town of Pitlochry is undoubtedly one of Scotland's most treasured and spectacular places to visit. The air is clean, the scenery is breathtaking and this famous tourist destination has been a firm favourite for holidaymakers for well over a century and a half.
The Pitlochry Festival Theatre and the Pitlochry Dam are two distinct landmarks and a must see when visiting the town. Some of the spectacular scenery includes areas of outstanding natural beauty and views that go on for several miles; check out the view of Ben-Y-Krachie and the babbling brooks close to the Edradour Distillery, but whatever you do – you must not leave the camera at home.
Pitlochry is easy to get to by coach or rail and is perfect as a base for touring the Highlands. Edinburgh Waverley rail terminus is just over an hour's travel to the south and if you are coming from St. Andrews, then it's just an hour and a half rail or road journey in a south easterly direction. Loch Ness is around 100 miles to the north and here you'll be close to the cities of Inverness and Elgin.
Summer is a good time to visit, although it can get rather busy during the school holiday period between mid-July and the end of August. It may also be a good time to avoid the area if you don't get on with the "midges" or small, biting insects that tend to gather in the millions whenever close to water. The area is well known for fishing, hiking and cycling, so there is plenty of water around here. The Highland Games also take place here and the 2014 Ryder Cup Golf tournament takes place at Gleneagles, just a 45-minute drive away through roads captivating some stunning scenery.
National bus and coach services travel from Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley in the south to Pitlochry and from Inverness in the north. If you are driving here then come up through the A9 trunk road and the best way by train is to get an overnight sleeper service. Amazingly you can get a direct train from London Euston or King's Cross station in London. If you wish to fly in, it will be best to disembark at Edinburgh International Airport and drive to Pitlochry, which should take less than a couple of hours but guaranteed some stunning sights along the journey.