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Destination guide

Find natural beauty from your Pitlochry lodge with a hot tub

No matter what time of year you're travelling, you'll never find yourself wanting for natural beauty in Pitlochry. This Scottish town has natural features you can enjoy all year long such as Faskally Wood, as well as numerous festivals like the New Year's Street Party and the Christmas Festival. You'll find numerous shops, restaurants and pubs around town, in addition to golf courses and other attractions. Luxury lodges near Loch Lomond are available throughout the region, but you still may find more affordable rentals as well.

 
History

Heritage sites near your Pitlochry holiday rental

The Victorian holiday town made famous by the Queen's visit in the 1840s offers a unique background with intriguing sites. Pitlochry is located deep in the Scottish Highlands and has been a popular holiday spot for over a century. As you stroll down the cobbled streetsides, you’ll see stone buildings with Victorian heritage lining the narrow streets. The Pitlochry Church of Scotland traces its roots back to the 13th century, and its Romanesque and Victorian Gothic styles reflect its rich past. Most intriguing is the original railway station, a quaint stone building that’s been operational since the 1860s. You are in for a treat when you encounter history around every corner near your holiday home.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Pitlochry

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Pitlochry has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pitlochry Golf Club (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Black Spout Waterfall (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Glenshee Ski Centre (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Perth Racecourse (21.9 mi / 35.3 km)
  • North Inch Golf Course (23.7 mi / 38.1 km)
  • Newtonmore Golf Club (28.8 mi / 46.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Pitlochry

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Pitlochry is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ben Vrackie (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Loch Tummel (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Loch of the Lowes (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • The Hermitage (11 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Birnam Oak (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Schiehallion (14 mi / 22.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Pitlochry

The nearest airport is in Dundee (DND), located 31.9 mi (51.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Edinburgh (EDI), which is 54.1 mi (87 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Pitlochry Station, Pitlochry Blair Atholl Station and Pitlochry Rannoch Station are the main stations in the area.

How to get around

Travel to and around your Pitlochry holiday home

To reach Pitlochry holiday rentals, international travellers will likely start by flying into Glasgow airport. From there, you would find it most convenient to hop on a coach or train to Perth before finishing your Pitlochry trip on another bus or train. The train is recommended, in part for the historic station in Pitlochry. Coaches are a popular means of travel for frequent holiday visitors. If you like the freedom of not needing to stick to a schedule, a car hire could be your best bet. In town, many walk to and from local sites, and cycling through town or the countryside is enjoyable as well.

Food & drink 

Sample regional delicacies near Pitlochry holiday lettings

Regional cuisine near Pitlochry reflects the Scottish Highlands region, including dishes such as the traditional haggis, neeps and tatties dish, which is the savoury meat served with turnips and mashed potatoes. You’ll never have to worry about feeling hungry after a full Scottish breakfast that’s a heaping plate of tattie scones, black pudding, eggs, Lorne sausage and coffee. Whiskey is a staple of civilised Scottish life, and you’ll find two scotch distilleries located in Pitlochry. As the day winds down, treat yourself to some sticky toffee pudding at one of the pubs near your holiday rental.

Essential info

Key facts to enjoy your Pitlochry holiday cottage

Because of the region’s secluded, countryside feel, Pitlochry holiday homes are popular for those seeking something away from the hustle and bustle of city life. With a population under 3,000, Pitlochry doesn’t compromise its small-town charm while accommodating its many visitors, in part due to hospitality as its primary economic driver. As part of the UK, English is the primary language in Pitlochry, and the pound sterling, or GBP, is the official currency. Pitlochry is considered a very safe town to visit, but should any emergency arise, you can dial 999. If you plan to visit a local pub, keep in mind that the drinking age throughout Scotland is 18 years old. Summers are warm and provide pleasant weather to visit Pitlochry, but more travellers frequent Pitlochry during summer months. You may also want to bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of inclement weather, as there is typically at least a 33 percent chance of precipitation.

How many holiday rentals are available around Pitlochry?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 379 holiday lettings around Pitlochry. From 199 cottages to 199 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Pitlochry?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Pitlochry. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Loch Rannoch: 266 holiday lettings
  • Rannoch Moor: 126 holiday lettings
  • Pitlochry Golf Club: 365 holiday lettings
  • Pitlochry Station: 367 holiday lettings
  • Pitlochry Blair Atholl Station: 314 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Pitlochry listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Pitlochry?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 199 Cottages in Pitlochry. Our other popular types of Pitlochry holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 199 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 90 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 52 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Pitlochry?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Pitlochry. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.