Pitlochry Vacations And Some Handy Information

Scotland is a varying nation, attractive countryside with an unparalleled amount of awesome sites of beauty, castles, historical buildings, country homes and fortified houses compared to cities and towns which features stacks of top of the range visitor attractions including some of the most highly interesting museums and galleries in the whole of Britain. Below I talk about the town of Pitlochry, a very popular vacation destination.

Situated on the banks of the River Tummel, in the council area of Perth and Kinross in Scotland, is the rather small burgh of Pitlochry. Known throughout the world as the “Gateway To The Highlands” the rather small town is amazingly popular with hill-walkers, mountain climbers, ramblers, hikers and others of that kind. Of course a broad range of other activities of this type are able to be thoroughly enjoyed in the countryside surrounding the town and you will also discover a large amount of attractions well worth visiting. Due to the huge appeal there is a fantastic choice of hotels in Pitlochry, which, in the main, are located on the high street of the town.

Pitlochry Visitor Attractions To Visit

Blair Castle: Blair Castle, which can be dated back to the 13th century, is the ancestral seat of the Earls and Dukes of Atholl. The building of Blair Castle started in 1269, under the command of John I Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, a northern acquaintance of the Earl of Atholl. The Earl was away from home, fighting in the Crusade’s, when his neighbor began to build of Blair Castle on his land. When he returned, the Earl complained to the king of Scotland, Alexander III about his neighbor, and won back his lands. Rather than pulling down the tower than John I Comyn had built, the Earl decided to merge the tower into his own castle. A Great Hall and a number of vaulted chambers were incorporated into the castle over the centuries, by  various Earls. It was the 2nd Duke of Atholl who, in 1740, decided to renovate the castle as a Georgian Mansion.

Killiecrankie Visitor Centre: During the Jacobite period Killiecrankie, close to Pitlochry, was filled with the noise of battle. The government soldiers were soundly defeated by the rebel army of the Jacobites, under the command of Bonnie Dundee. During the bloody battle one of the soldiers evaded capture by leaping across the River Garry, hence the name, Soldier’s Leap. The area about the Pass and gorge were a favored place of Queen Victoria. To find out facts concerning the infamous battle you can pay a visit to the Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. The Killiecrankie Visitor Centre has a number of otherdisplays and services, which include; a natural history of the area, guided walks and ranger service’s, amongst others.

Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Centre: A power station is a bizarre site for a tourist attraction, however this is precisely where you can find the Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Center. The center is situated inside the striking Pitlochry Power Station, and includes interactive displays which describe the development of hydro power in Scotland, dating from the 1940’s right up to the present day. The Pitlochry Dam, which was constructed between 1947 and 1951, offers tourists the thrilling chance to watch the famous salmon ladder via 3 viewing areas. Inside the center, there are audio-visual presentations (interactive) which explain this naturally occurring display. The turbine hall of Pitlochry Hydro-Electric Power Station can also be seen from inside the Visitor Center.

If you are interested in having a vacation in Scotland based in Pitlochry then you can find Pitlochry bed and breakfast online by by putting “Pitlochry hotel accommodation” or “Pitlochry bed and breakfast” into your favorite search engine (the quotation marks can help greatly).

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