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Pitlochry

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Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. It is administered as part of the council area of Perth and Kinross, and has a population of 2,776, according to the 2011 census.It is largely a Victorian town, which developed into a tourist resort because of Queen Victoria visiting the area in 1842 and the arrival of the railway in 1863. It remains a popular tourist resort today and is particularly known as a centre for hillwalking, surrounded by mountains such as Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion. It is popular as a base for coach holidays. The town has retained many stone Victorian buildings, and the main street has an unusual period cast iron canopy over one side.HistoryPitlochry today dates largely from Victorian times, although the areas known as Moulin and Port-na-craig are much older. History records that Moulin Kirk was granted by the Earl of Atholl to Dunfermline Abbey in 1180 and Moulin became a burgh of barony in 1511. Port-na-craig was the site of the original ferry over the River Tummel which operated until the suspension footbridge was built in 1913. Building between these two separate communities followed the construction of the military road north in the 18th century which followed the line of the present main street. Moulin contained the parish school which was attended by Alexander MacKenzie (1822-1892) the second Prime Minister of Canada. This schoolhouse "Blairmount" now operates as a luxury holiday rental.
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Queen's View Visitor Centre ©
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Queen's View Visitor Centre
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Duration: 2 hours
Edradour Distillery ©
Distillery
Edradour Distillery
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Blair Athol Distillery ©
Distillery
Blair Athol Distillery
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Pitlochry

Cairngorm Mountain ©
Ski Area
Cairngorm Mountain Aviemore
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
Park
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park Kingussie
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Mountain
Nevis Range Mountain Resort Torlundy
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Loch an Eilein ©
Water Body
Loch an Eilein Aviemore
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Pitlochry

Ben Vrackie ©
Mountain
Ben Vrackie
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Killiecrankie
National Park
Killiecrankie
4.4
Duration: 8 hours
Faskally Wood
State Park
Faskally Wood
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Black Spout Wood ©
Historic Walking Area
Black Spout Wood
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Pitlochry

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The House of Bruar ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The House of Bruar Blair Atholl
3.4
Duration: 4 hours
MacNaughtons of Pitlochry ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
MacNaughtons of Pitlochry
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Heathergems ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Heathergems
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Robertsons of Pitlochry ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Robertsons of Pitlochry
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Pitlochry

Falls of Bruar ©
Waterfall
Falls of Bruar Blair Atholl
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Allean Forest ©
Forest
Allean Forest
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Linn of Tummel ©
Water Body
Linn of Tummel
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Schiehallion ©
Mountain
Schiehallion
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Pitlochry

St Mary's Chapel
Religious Site
St Mary's Chapel Grandtully
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Croft Moraig Stone Circle ©
Historic Site
Croft Moraig Stone Circle
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Pitlochry Church of Scotland ©
Church
Pitlochry Church of Scotland
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Holy Trinity Episcopal Churchyard
Religious Site
Holy Trinity Episcopal Churchyard
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

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