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Welcome to the Atholl Palace Hotel

To Our Guests

Welcome to the pages of your favourite book.The directors, management and staff wish you a warmwelcome. Situated in Pitlochry (the gateway to thehighlands) this hotel is a timeless romantic location nearwhere the river Tummel meets the Tay.

Since Victorian times the Atholl Palace has welcomedguests from all around the world. Our guests enjoy thesplendour, comfort, friendly and discreet service, wonderfulfood and for many people pure tranquillity.

The Atholl Palace is the ideal location for a leisurely break,business and private conferences, weddings and functions.Business becomes pleasure at the Atholl Palace where theservice, ambiance and attention to detail is ever present.The Atholl Palace is a spectacular hotel offering uniquefeatures and outstanding value.When you have read the pages of your favourite book comeand enjoy what we have to offer. You can afford to stay inthis palace – The Atholl Palace.

Fionn McCumhaill
Managing Director


The Venue of Choice for Every Season and Any Occasion

Atholl Palace provides the perfect location for any event. With its choice of magnificent rooms and settings both indoor and outdoor, we can cater
for your wildest dreams. At Christmas time and Hogmanay, Scotland can offer no better hostess, with a snow capped mountain backdrop, Atholl
Palace is magical at this time of year.

In Spring and Summer the gardens delight with a rainbow of colour, offering a perfect setting for any wedding or romantic getaway. When Autumn comes the trees delight with an abundance of colour and the large open fires offer comfort indoors.

Christmas and Hogmanay, a special time of year...

  • Blazing log fires
  • Large relaxing lounge
  • Giant Christmas tree
  • Special activities for children
  • Outdoor activities in the grounds
  • Arrive to the sound of pipes at
  • Hogmanay and enjoy music and ceilidh dancing
Book your Room with a View...

The historic nature of the Atholl Palace Hotel meansthat every room is unique with quirky originalfeatures, however, the truly outstanding feature ofall our rooms are the views.

From the superb south facing landscape of theTummel Valley and views over the gardens of Beny-Vrackie, to the exquisite setting at garden level,with easy access to our Spa and gardens, we havea room to suit everyone.

From intimate single bedrooms to larger familysuites, every bedroom is furnished to the higheststandards with more than just the comfortsof home. All the usual refinements of privatebathrooms, telephone, tea and coffee making, hairdryers, trouser press and colour TV are provided.

Or stay in your own Private Lodge...

Around our Scottish estate, on a hill above Pitlochry,we have created a collection of luxury self cateringcottages, lodges and apartments.In the seclusion of our former walled garden ourmodern lodges are holiday homes built to the higheststandards and individually decorated giving each itsown individual character.We have 3 holiday apartments in Highways, a uniquebuilding, which has been completely remodelled withinthe listed Art Deco exterior.The Herb Garden Bothy is tucked away in the secluded,walled herb garden and is the perfect romantichideaway. Drive into your own secret garden, withparking, and walk through fragrant flowers to yourfront door.We also have some one-of-a-kind holiday cottagesincluding the iconic Gate Lodge, which stylishly sitsat the entrance to the Atholl Palace Hotel and estate.Our Garden Cottage is a charming wooden bungalownext to the former walled garden and this too we havefurnished uniquely for our guests.

The Manor House at Atholl Palace

Set on a plateau at Corriebruach just south-west of the hotel, theManor House was originally built in 1871 for the owners of the hotel.This former Victorian mansion has now been considerably upgraded tooffer a relaxing, peaceful haven with up to ten rooms finished to a highstandard within very easy walking distance from the main hotel, butalso with separate vehicular access and parking.The secluded location benefits from plenty natural light whilst retaininga certain solitude, ideal for letting as a complete unit for up to 20persons, or individually according to choice.

Gardens are good for the Soul...

Recreating the glorious gardens that were part of the original vision for the Atholl Palacehas been a particularly important passion of ours at the hotel. Our gardeners’ hard workand imaginative planting has been rewarded with several prizes from the Pitlochry in BloomCompetition over the last few years.

The gardens have been developed with walkways and seats to encourage all, both hotel guestsand day visitors, to relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife and array of plants and colour.

The remarkable specimen trees, planted as the hotel was being built from 1874, have beendescribed as “an undiscovered arboretum”, and are part of Perthshire’s Big Tree Country.

The formal gardens, at the front of the Hotel, are a constant blaze of colour throughout thesummer. They offer a unique setting for photographs, a quiet drink or romantic strolls.

Enjoying a picnic

One of the very nicest pleasures in life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention toeating. At Atholl Palace this becomes an ultimate pleasure. Delight in a delicious breakfast feastwith a view, and choose from lunch on the lawn, afternoon tea or drinks by the fireside or dinnerin our restaurant.

Our head chef prepares menus daily choosing seasonal food and herbs grown in our very owngardens and we are happy to prepare specialist dishes for any occasion, catering to all dietaryrequirements.

Plan your DreamWedding in our ScottishHighlands Palace

The Atholl Palace provides all the ingredients for a dreamwedding. The character, the atmosphere, the added individualityand charm, the professionalism of our staff, ensures your day isspectacular and magical. We are always on hand to guide youwith your planning, from the ceremony to the honeymoon.

We have years of experience hosting weddings and take pridein our attention to detail. We can help you with every stage ofthe planning, for large and small weddings, from photographsand flowers to entertainment and table plans. We also providefacilities onsite for civil wedding ceremonies.

Our unique, beautiful hotel has the perfect room for yourwedding breakfast, whether you invite 250 guests to the circularAtholl Suite, 80 guests to the original ballroom or 20 guests tothe charming Corrie Room.

We offer a variety of packages from simple ceremonies to fullwedding packages at very reasonable prices.

We provide a choice of menus and drinks as well as many littletouches such as place cards and a cake stand and knife. Ourteam will also decorate the tables with your accessories andfavours, so that you can concentrate on the all the other tasks.

Corporate Eventsand Entertainment...

Successful conferences, seminars and team buildingevents are all about the experience and attention todetail. We have these in abundance, in our professionalevent management team, and are happy to help youplan any type of event.

The Atholl Palace Hotel offers a range of conference andbanqueting rooms, suitable for business launches, privatefunctions and entertainment.

The largest room is the spectacular, circular Atholl Suite,with a capacity for up to 300, and very large doorsat ground level to allow for easy access.

The roomsizes vary from the beautiful Bow Lounge, the originalballroom for larger conferences, to the intimacy of theCorrie Room, or the syndicate rooms for small groups ortemporary offices.

In our garden level museum we have a screening roomwith a seating capacity for 25 guests, making it ideal fortraining and promotional demonstrations.

All our rooms have large windows with natural light andfresh air. They are equipped with the technical capacityto suit all requirements including WiFi and videoconferencing.

Our facilities are all situated within 48 acres of prizewinninggardens and parkland grounds of the hotel. Ourlocation allows seclusion and privacy for your event.

Relax in the Luxuryof our Lavender Spa

Set in its unique location, the Atholl Palace offers the perfectretreat to escape from time itself, while you enjoy spectacularviews of the Scottish countryside and the fresh Highland air.

Drawing on its heritage as a Victorian health hydro, theLavender Spa today still uses the powers of our natural springwater from the mountain of Ben-y-Vrackie. These waters areused as a tonic and are unique to the Atholl Palace.

Soak up nature itself….

The Lavender Spa combines hands on treatments andrelaxation in our thermal rooms and spa pools. We offer anexclusive menu of luxury Phytomer performance treatmentscombining 100% natural organic marine extracts from oceanicplant life to create an innovative performance skincare for faceand body.

Our expert therapists will select a personalised experience foryou from the number of treatments offered uniquely at ourSpa, restoring a sense of balance and harmony to your mindand body.

You will long to return to our oasis of peace and tranquility andwe look forward to welcoming you.

Go North, South, East & WestClimb a mountain, Discover a loch...

Of course you can enjoy your stay without ever leaving the grounds of Atholl Palace, spending time inour museum, having a game of snooker, or exploring the estate gardens. Our yearly tennis tournamentattracts big numbers, while pitch and putt is a daily popular sport. You might also like to take a swim inour pool or relax with a treatment in our Spa, but the village of Pitlochry and surrounding area has alsomany delights to offer, which you really should experience while you’re here.

Located in the centre of Scotland, at the start of the Highland Fault, Pitlochry is the ideal base fora truly Scottish experience. The Mountains of the Cairngorms National Park, the famous Lochs;Tummel and Rannoch, the historic sites of Dunkeld Cathedral and the Battle of Killiecrankie are allwithin 20 miles. Pitlochry has a diverse selection of restaurants, tea houses and shops and with theFestival Theatre and regular Scottish events, the area has plenty to entertain you.

Discover the historybehind the Atholl Palacein our museum...

On June 7th, 1878, The Athole Hydropathic officiallyopened. Established initially as a centre for healing andrestoration, the Atholl Palace was later transformed into amodern hotel. For over 130 years the hotel has welcomedguests and even housed two prestigious schools during theWorld Wars.

An entertaining 15 minute film charts the story of the AthollPalace celebrating those who built, worked and visited thehotel. It includes original footage made by the Leys SchoolFilm Society during their time at the hotel in the 1940s.

Rooms have been set up, with audio stories, in accordancewith the original hotel plans, to show the working and guestlife of the Victorian Hydropathic establishment.

With first hand accounts and an array of photographs andartwork the museum brings to life its long and colourfulhistory.Situated on the garden level, the museum welcomesvisitors from 10am to 5pm daily.