Pitlochry is the largest town in Highland Perthshire with a residential population of some 2,500 inhabitants, and peaking at 5,000 people during the tourist season. Pitlochry came to prominence as a result of the railway and Queen Victoria's doctor advising people the air in Pitlochry was good for their health.
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A Pitlochry holiday is popular with many people who visit Highland Perthshire's largest town each year. Pitlochry is situated on the main A9 road connecting Glasgow and Edinburgh to Inverness in the north and the main rail line too. A popular tourist town known for its salmon fish ladder and its 'Theatre in the Hills'.
Pitlochry owes its existence to General Wade's military road of 1728, which by-passed the much older village of Moulin to it's north plus the railway
Pitlochry has its own tartan, chosen by the people of Pitlochry. The orginal idea of Janet Washington of Clare Charles Designs with Community Council.
Winter has its own particular charm with its short days, clear blue skies and snow clad streets, hills and glens. Pitlochry takes on a its own magic.
Spring is a very special time of the year, with the arrival of warmth in the suns rays, fresh green shoots and the hills and glens full of bird song.
Autumn is a special time of the year, autumnal colours plus the Enchanted Forest brings literals thousands of people to Pitlochry each year
A short walk from Pitlochry town centre, to Loch Faskally, Pitlochry Dam and Fish ladder, past Pitlochry Festival Theatre, the Plant Collectors Garden
A short 2 mile walk taking approximately 45 minutes exploring Pitlochry's Victorian past and the neighbouring hamlet of Moulin.
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