Pitlochry, located in Perth and Kinross, offers beautiful views of Inverness. Although this is not a large town, it is a picturesque getaway that is certainly worth visiting. Visitors will find ample accommodations as well as eating and entertainment venues in the immediate area. The town boasts a local distillery that is certainly worth a visit when in Pitlochry. If you are up for some fresh air, be sure to take a walk through the countryside and even consider climbing Ben Vrackie if you are feeling up to it.
Pitlochry lies on the banks of the river Tummel in Scotland and has been a popular resort since Victorian times. Its location makes it especially popular amongst hill walkers, who enjoy walking up the various mountains that surround the town. The town has just over 3,000 residents.
Every October, Pitlochry features the Enchanted Forest. This is a sound and light show that takes place in the local Faskally Wood, using the wood as the backdrop for the presentation. The show attracts around 20,000 visitors each year, meaning that you should book your Pitlochry hotel room well in advance if you plan to stay in the town whilst the show takes place. The town's Autumn Festival happens at the same time as the Enchanted Forest and features music and street entertainers together with traditional autumn games such as apple dooking.
There are two whisky distilleries in the town and both of them have visitor centres so that you can see how the whisky is produced and taste a wee dram as well. The Edradour is Scotland's smallest distillery and is quite possibly the most picturesque as well. Production capacity is limited by the fact that there are only three people producing the whisky which means that only twelve casks are produced each week.
The town has a hydro electric power station which is visited by tourists to view the 310 metre salmon ladder. This was created to ensure that salmon could pass by the dam undisturbed and it has thirty four separate chambers for the salmon to swim through. The salmon ladder includes viewing chambers so that you can watch the fish swim through it.