Pitlochry, with its air already smelling of the Highlands, is a popular stop on the way north and a convenient base for exploring northern central Scotland. On a quiet spring evening it's a pretty place with salmon jumping in the Tummel and good things brewing at the Moulin Hotel. In summer the main street can be a conga line of tour groups, but get away from that and it'll still charm you.
Pitlochry destination guides
Scottish Highlands Cycle
Experience the natural beauty and stunning lakes of the Scottish highlands at handlebar level
Scottish Highlands Adventure
Scotland may be known for its whisky but it’s also overflowing with glens, rivers, and lochs that are waiting for the adventurous. This energetic seven-day trip offers a combination of hillwalking, adrenaline-sport options, and local culture. Test your nerves rafting the River Tay's waters and settle them again sampling the local whisky.