Pitlochry is situated in the heart of the stunning scenery of Highland Perthshire. The town sits below Beinn Bhracaigh (Ben-y-Vrackie), the speckled mountain and beside the River Tummel, in some of the most magnificent scenery Scotland has to offer. With a backdrop of surrounding hills and beautiful woodlands, it is wonderful walking country.
Queen Victoria visited the area several times and Pitlochry has been welcoming visitors from far and wide for over 170 years. Pitlochry is justifiably proud of its Victorian heritage and tourism traditions, and offers visitors much to enjoy throughout the year. It is the ideal holiday destination for those who love Scotland’s hills and heritage, and its central position make it easily accessible by road or rail.
The River Tummel is also home to one of Scotland’s most iconic species, the Atlantic salmon, which uses the famous fish ladder at Pitlochry Dam to make its way to spawning grounds upstream every year. The fish ladder is made up of 34 chambers, each with slightly higher water level to the one below, making up a series of steps which lead the fish gradually up to Loch Faskally.