Pitlochry is a historical town lying upon the River Tummel, within the stunning area of Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Its streets are filled with Victorian architecture, with one main street having a unique iron canopy on one side, making for an interesting shopping experience below. Pitlochry is a great holiday destination choice for both families and, in the summertime, for groups of friends looking for an exciting festival experience. Enjoy the many hill walks in the town that has once been awarded a gold medal by ‘Britain in Bloom’. Take in all the inspiring mountain views from your holiday let, or spend your morning watching the world go by from the sweet and cosy Morton’s Coffee Lounge. For a tasty and hearty dinner, go to the East Haugh House Rest, and later, stop by the Old Mill Inn for a pint of Scottish tipple.
It was Queen Victoria who originally made Pitlochry such a beloved holiday destination, after her having visited during one of her tours, and sharing her approval of the charming town. Pitlochry has continued to flourish, and now, is home to festivals such as the Winter Worlds Literary Festival, and the Enchanted Forest festival, held near Faskally Woods, drawing thousands of people with its spectacular light and sound shows. For something more traditional, there is the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, enthusiastically playing each week during the summer months, filled with song and dance that is sure to bring joy to all ages. For a sophisticated evening of indoors entertainment, the Pitlochry Festival Theatre provides many wonderful shows, as well as an interesting back-story – it was once held in just a tent! If you would like to get just that little bit closer to nature, then the Rob Roy Way stretches from Pitlochry to Drymen, and will take you through gorgeous scenery along the way, such as the Loch Earn. As ever, there is a fascinating folk story behind Rob Roy Way – Rob Roy MacGregor was a beloved Scottish outlaw of the 18th century, and this was one of the routes he was familiar with. For a memorable and fun-packed self catering holiday, consider Pitlochry.