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Nestled in the wondrous scenery of Highland Perthshire, Pitlochry is an excellent base for exploring the local area.

The Queen’s View is named after Queen Victoria, who visited the area in 1866, and offers stunning views over Loch Tummel and Schiehallion.

The town is home to two distilleries, Blair Atholl and Edradour, the smallest legal distillery in Scotland. Theatre lovers can visit the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, an important cultural hub for the area.

Pitlochry is also home to a dam, which was built across the River Tummel to create Loch Faskally. The dam has a fish ladder built to allow salmon to make their way up stream. An estimated 5000 salmon are said to make the journey which visitors can see through a glass window in the ladder.

Landmarks and Attractions

Blair Atholl Distillery

A historic whisky distillery dating back to 1798. Renowned for its traditional craftmanship and distinctive single malt Scotch Whisky, visitors can take guided tours to learn about the process.

Fish Ladder and Dam

Designed to assist salmon in their upstream journey during spawning season. This dam provides a fascinating insight into the conservation efforts to protect Scotland’s valuable ecosystems.

Queen's View

A breath-taking viewpoint near Pitlochry, offering panoramic views of Loch Tummel. Named after Queen Victoria, who was said to have been impressed by the scenery during her visit in the 19th century.