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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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Popular things to do in Pitlochry

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Queen's View Visitor Centre
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Duration: 2 hours
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Distillery
Edradour Distillery
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Distillery
Blair Athol Distillery
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Pitlochry

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

Hidden gems in Pitlochry

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

Shopping in Pitlochry

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

Nature in Pitlochry

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

Historic Sites in Pitlochry

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

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