Pitlochry is surrounded by hills and both the walking and shopping in the town are excellent. The cultural highlight is the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, held in the Festival Theatre across the River Tummel and accessible by an interesting suspension bridge. Another, very unusual, attraction in Pitlochry is its very own dam, which was built across the River Tummel to create Loch Faskally with a "fish ladder" that allows salmon to make their way upstream to spawn. Visitors can actually see the fish making this supreme effort at the right time of the year through glass walls in the ladder.
Things to do in Pitlochry
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
The Pitlochry Festival Theatre is the central location of the annual Pitlochry Festival.
Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier
Scotland's most awarded, internationally recognised chocolatier offers tours and tastings in the picturesque setting of Loch Tay.
Birks of Aberfeldy Walk
The Birks of Aberfeldy ("birks" means birch or trees in Scottish) is among the most photographed sites in Highland Perthshire. It was made famous by the Scottish national bard, Robert Burns, who visited the area in 1787 with his friend William Nicol. Burns wrote the poem "The Birks o'Aberfeldie."
Castle Menzies is the ancestral seat of Clan Menzies and the Barons Menzies. It is located just west of the village of Weem, close to Aberfeldy in the Perthshire Highlands, near the former site of Weem Castle destroyed around 1502.