Breaks & Holidays
Situated on the main street of the picturesque town of Pitlochry, set in the middle of beautiful Highland Perthshire, the Atholl Centre is a great place to come for as a short break or holiday.
It's easy to get to by road or rail - Pitlochry is on the main London to Inverness train line and on the main A9 North. The station and intercity bus stop are both within easy walking distance of the Centre.
It's comfy and good value for money.
There is lots to do:
Outdoors: Whether you are into outdoor adventure or quiet nature walks, there’s something here for you. You can do white water rafting, gorge walking, mountain biking, canoeing, & even bungee jumping here. Then there’s pony trekking, golf, fishing, cycling, bird watching, wild orchid hunting… And for younger kids - adventure parks, forest walks, rowing on the loch, feeding the deer, even gold panning - and for free you can always go to the park for a picnic and a play or feed the ducks, visit the black spout waterfall or the hermitage with Ossian’s cave and a real Indian totem pole.
Arts: It’s not limited to Pitlochry Festival Theatre & Birnam Arts Centre, although they have busy programmes throughout the year. Drama and live music abound (just take a peek at What’s On) and for the day time there are lots of galleries and art & craft studios to choose from. Visit the internationally renowned Ironfairy metal sculptures and admire the work of acclaimed wildlife artist Keith Brockie.
History: Scotland is a place of castles and battles and Highland Perthshire doesn’t disappoint. Blair Castle, seat of the Duke of Atholl with the only private army in the UK, Killiecrankie scene of the famous Jacobite battle, Scone Palace where Kings of Scotland were crowned, Dunkeld Cathedral with a list of Bishops going back to the 6th century, the Crannog – a reconstruction of an iron-age loch dwelling with lots of hands on activities – and lots more.
Food & Drink: Cafes and restaurants crowd the main street of Pitlochry with a choice of snacks and fine dining. Award winning speciality shops include the Scottish Deli in Pitlochry and the Highland Chocolatier in Grandtully, while House of Bruar near Blair Atholl is locally known as the Harrods of the North. Then there’s Scotland’s smallest distillery at Edradour above Pitlochry & Blair Athol Distillery, on the main street. Both do regular tours.