- Pitlochry Postcode PH16
- Pitlochry Latitude 56.7044° N Longitude -3.7297° W
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Home of Celtic kings, pilgrim farmers and Scotland's Iron Age loch-dwellers.
Travelling to Pitlochry by road, on the main trunk road A9 connecting Inverness with Glasgow and Edinburgh, 85 miles north of Glasgow and 75 miles from Edinburgh in the Scottish Highlands. It is 25 miles north of Perth. 75 miles south of Inverness, you will find plenty of hotels, guest houses and self catering accommodation, and some good pubs and restaurants.
This is a destination for all seasons, stunning scenery and vivid colours, diverse wildlife and miles upon miles of little used on and off road routes, quiet country roads, large circular routes taking in mountain top, throughout the area's 2,000 square miles, this area is nationally recognized as one of the UK's top locations for road and mountain bike cycling, in autumn when the tree-lined hillsides and glens are resplendent with their coat of blazing copper and gold colours.
Pitlochry is also the host town of the annual Etape Caledonia, an 85 mile closed road cycle race that starts and finishes in the town centre in May each year.
Pitlochry fishing includes superb salmon and trout beats on the River Tummel and River Garry as well as bank and boat fishing on Loch Bhac and Loch Kinardochy for rainbow trout and brown trout.
On the Portnacrig/Pitlochry beat below the dam the 5 year average catch is around 150 salmon with April and May normally being the best months.
The Pitlochry Highland Games were one of the first re-established in Scotland, in 1852. Today the Games can attract a good crowd of up to 5,000 plus all the competitors, judges, stewards and other helpers.
They have two whisky distilleries within the town, Edradour Distillery and the smallest in Scotland, and Blair Atholl.
Walk to the stunning waterfalls that inspired Robert Burns' poem, The Birks O' Aberfeldy.
Visit the fairy-tale white Blair Castle, with the last and only private army in Europe.