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Pitlochry & Whisky
Pitlochry has two distilleries - Blair Athol on the main road through town and Edradour about 3 miles away. It also has a well established Whisky retailer, Robertsons, and recently acquired a new Royal Mile Whiskies' Drinkmonger shop.
Pitlochry is the most northerly town that the A9 and the Railway pass through before heading into the heart of the Highlands. It also is the final link in the Tummel Valley Hydro Electric Scheme, which involves a dam and power station quarter of a mile from the middle of town.
The dam provides a walkway across the Tummel to Port-na-Craig and the Festival Theatre. The dam walkway involves lots of steps - I got a bike across, but wouldn't recommend it - there's a pedestrian suspension bridge just downstream (it replaced a ferry in 1913) which is a better option.
The village of Moulin is on the outskirts of Pitlochry, and on the lower slopes of Ben Vrackie (841m) which dominates the town.
Arriving & Departing
Maps: Open Cycle Bing Sustrans (Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross)
Pitlochry (PIT) - Live Train Times: PIT
Ramps to Car park and through station building from Platform 1. Ramp to Armoury Road from Platform 2 - nearly a half mile trip from main station entrance - this entrance though shown on the station plan is not signposted either on Platform 2 or externally (if you're trying to find it look for the signal box).
Pitlochry is on Cycle Route 7.
Ashbank House* 14 Tomcroy Terrace 01796 472711
Stayed at this B&B in June 2012 - excellent accommodation, interesting breakfast - speciality of omelettes with a choice of fillings. I was sceptical at first, but having seen some of the other guests enjoying them, realised my error.
Tomcroy Terrace is off East Moulin Road which is a steepish climb with heavy luggage - working your way across from Bonnethill Road is an easier option.
For more options see Pitlochry Website Undiscovered Scotland
Moulin Hotel* Moulin 01796 472196
Have dined there several times - good food, good selection of whiskies and they brew their own beer.
Limos (Greek/Mediterranean) 3a Atholl Road 01796 474400
Good food good value, no malt whisky!
Strathgarry Hotel 113 Atholl Road 01796 472469
Plenty of other options
Moulin Inn* Moulin 01796 472196
Port-na-Craig Inn* Port-na-Craig 01796
Reasonable range of whiskies, but tourist prices.
Escape Route 3 Atholl Rd, Pitlochry 01796 473859
Progression Bikes The Smiddy,St Ninians Wynd, Dunkeld 07825 322225
Bike Hire also available at:
Blair Atholl Bike Hire at Food in the Park cafe at the new Gateway Centre adjacent to Blair Atholl Country Life Museum 01796 481500
Dunolly Adventures Taybridge Drive, Aberfeldy 01887 820928
See also www.cyclehighlandperthshire.com/
Co-Op WH Smith and Edinburgh Woollen Mill are the only other big chains represented in town, but there are plenty of other shopping opportunities, particularly for outdoor activities. One shop has a Xmas tree in the window even in June - the Christmas Emporium is open all year (sad really). I refuse to provide a link.
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Pitlochry are available are on Flickr: