"The Atholl Palace is one of my favourite places where each year we meet up with good friends and have fun. It's the perfect place to stay in a perfect setting with lovely people looking after us. What more could a person want?"
Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire
Of course you can spend many hours enjoying our museum, exploring the estate, playing tennis or Pitch'n'Putt, swimming and having treatments in the Spa, but Pitlochry has so many things you really should see and do while you're here.
Pitlochry is positioned in the centre of Scotland, just above the meeting of the Tay and Tummel Valleys.
Since invaders began to travel from the sea up to the centre of Scotland on these rivers, Pitlochry has been on the main routes, from north to south and east to west.
The Great North Road, used by Highland crofters to bring their cattle and sheep to the markets of Edinburgh, ran through Pitlochry, as did the 'Road to the Isles', which still forms part of the road from Pitlochry to the north. General Wades military roads, built in an attempt to control the rebellious Scots, are scattered around Highland Perthshire.
Today Pitlochry enjoys the character of a small rural town, in one of Europes most beautiful and least inhabited areas, but is still very easy to reach.
Pitlochry is at the start of the highland line so that the dramatic scenery of the Highlands, and the Cairgorms National Park, and the gentle slopes of the lowlands are both within a few miles.
If you are arriving by air or rail you may wish to hire a car for a few days to enjoy out fantastic scenery.