Pitlochry Must See
Things to see and do when staying at Craigatin House Pitlochry
A stay in Pitlochry would not be complete without a visit to The Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Open every day throughout the year, the main Summer season of plays, concerts and shows runs from May to October.
Located just 5 miles north of Craigatin House, this spectacular view – considered the best in Scotland – is definitely worth the short drive to get there. Gift shop, tearoom and toilets on site.
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.
Both right on the door step of Craigatin House. A beautiful little loch with amazing views and delightful gentle paths that hug the shoreline, Loch Dunmore can also be found within the woods.
One for the fit and active! Towering 841metres over Pitlochry, Ben Vrackie is a dominating sight, yet pretty straightforward to climb. Well defined paths will take you up and down in approx. 4 hours!
Situated 5 mile to the north of Craigatin House, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, Blair Castle enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire, a great day out!
10 miles north of Craigatin House and located behind the fabulous House of Bruar, this famous and spectacular walk is a must when visiting the House of Bruar. Robbie Burns wrote the poem The Humble Petition of Bruar Water to the Noble Duke of Atholl about these beautiful falls.
A 15 minute walk from Craigatin House, Blair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. After enjoying a leisurely conducted tour, you can mull over the distinctive character of the finished article as you sip your dram of Blair Athol 12 Year Old.
Reputed to be the smallest distillery in Scotland, home of Edradour 10-year-single malt whisky. Guided tours include a taste of Edradour whisky, an audio-visual presentation and a real insight into the traditional methods of whisky making.
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.
Located 10 miles North of Pitlochry, the House of Bruar offers a variety of quality goods ranging from textiles to food to art, from wild flowers to all that is best from the Scottish countryside.
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.