Pitlochry is one of Scotland's most popular tourist destinations, and it's easy to see why. It has plenty to see and do in the town itself, from places to eat, crafts, shops and even its own Theatre. But it's location is its trump card. Situated under the mass of Ben Vrackie and alongside Loch Faskally, Pitlochry is in a great position to adventure from.
The River Tummel attracts experienced whitewater kayakers to paddle its dam released Grade 3 and 4 rapids. Several companies offer rafting trips on this exciting river every summer weekend.
Paddle the Loch
Loch Faskally lies amongst beautiful woodlands and is a sheltered place to enjoy canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding with lovely views in an ever-changing landscape. The Linn of Tummel waterfall is to the north and the Pitlochry Dam is to the south.
For canoeing and kayaking:
For stand up paddleboarding:
Hike Ben Vrackie
Looming over the town, Ben Vrackie is a fantastic hike for the well-prepared adventurer. On a good day, the views are unsurpassed, you might even get to glimpse Ben Nevis all the way over on the West Coast.
Go Bungee Jumping
Experience the exhilaration of diving or swinging 40m above the River Garry gorge at Killiecrankie at the UK'S only permanent bridge Bungee Jump.
Skate the Pitlochry Bowl
Enjoy a Skate or BMX session at this small but perfectly formed bowl. It's position, next to the gorgeous River Garry is a scenic bonus.
Event: Etape Caledonia
One of Scotland's premier closed road cycling events. The Etape runs annually in May from Pitlochry, attracting hundreds of cyclists to enjoy Highland Perthshire's roads free from traffic.
EAT, DRINK & SHOP
Port-Na-Craig is an intimate dining experience with magnificent views, tucked in as it is next to the River Tummel.
Escape Route Cafe offers great choice and a magnificent selection of coffee for your caffeine hit.
The sharing platters at The Old Mill are so good you will want one just to yourself.
Pitlochry Backpackers is situated right in the heart of the town, with budget friendly lodgings next to a lively pub.
Loch Faskally Caravan Park has plenty of facilities with lodges and caravans plus tents accepted. With a pool, play areas and waterside location, it's very family friendly.
Fonab Castle offers five star accommodation, magnificent dining and luxurious surroundings.