Things to see and do when staying at Craigatin House Pitlochry
A new free-to-visit centre showcasing the engineering revolution which brought power to the glens for the first time. The new Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre is cantilevered eight metres out from the banks of the River Tummel, providing breathtaking views of the Pitlochry dam, hydro station and Loch Faskally. It also has a 60-seat café and multi-purpose space suitable for educational visits.
Each year between April and October an average of 5,400 salmon fight their way upstream from Atlantic feeding grounds to spawn in the upper reaches of the River Tummel. They must by-pass the Hydro-Electric dam at Pitlochry by travelling through the interconnected pools that form the Pitlochry "fish ladder" up and around the dam. The flow from the bottom of the fish ladder attracts the salmon into the first pool and from there they rise through connecting pipes until they have climbed the height of the dam.
Highland Safaris Highland Safaris winner of the 'Best Visitor Experience' in Scotland combines the new Red Deer Centre with award winning exhilarating Land Rover Safaris, inspiring walking and biking activities and Perthshire’s only Gold and Gem Panning Centre. Set in a stunning location, visit the award-winning Café and enjoy delicious food served all day, home baking and fabulous Glen Lyon Coffee. Browse the Gift Shop and discover an original and exciting range of outdoor gear, cards, books & toys.
Located 3 miles North of Pitlochry, the Killiecrankie centre was the first purpose built visitor centre in Scotland and provides the the opportunity to discover about the formation and history of the Pass, to experience the sights and sounds of its wildlife and to delve into the gory history of the Battle of Killiecrankie (1689). The centre holds the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award for excellent environmental management.
Nae Limits offer adventure activities on land and water the list is endless.... rafting, canyoning, adventure tubing and other adventure sports. Many of these exhilarating adventure activities are unique to them, such as sphereing and adventure tubing. They are known for doing things a little differently. When you come to Nae limits you know that everything will be done to make sure that you get that little bit more out of your experience.
Cruises Return to Loch Tay. Our modern custom-built boat is comfortable, fast, dry & gets in close to the inaccessible parts of the loch to explore the wildlife & nature. Live commentary from our passionate and knowledgeable crew will take you on a journey through the local history, heritage and folklore.