Amazing Vacations In Pitlochry, Perthshire
Category : Travel
Scotland is a varying nation, charming rural regions with a huge selection of impressive sites of beauty, country houses, historical buildings, castles and fortified houses contrasted by central belt cities and towns which features a great deal of finest tourist attractions including some of the most highly interesting galleries and museums in Britain. In the article below I introduce the town of Pitlochry, a very popular vacation destination.
The rather small town of Pitlochry is located on the banks of the River Tummel in the council area of Perth and Kinross in Scotland. Known throughout the world as the “Gateway To The Highlands” the small town is extraordinarily popular with ramblers, hikers, hill-walkers, mountain climbers and other people of that ilk. Plainly a huge range of other activities of this kind can be enjoyed in the countryside surrounding Pitlochry and you will also see a huge amount of visitor attractions well worth a visit. Due to this extensive appeal there is a superb number of hotel accommodation in Pitlochry, which congregate mainly on the high street of the town.
Attractions To Visit In Pitlochry, Perthshire
Blair Castle: Blair Castle can be dated as far back as the 13th century and is the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. The construction of Blair Castle commenced in the year twelve sixtynine, under the leadership of the Lord of Badenoch (John I Comyn), a nearby neighbor of the Earl of Atholl. The Earl was away from home, fighting in the Crusade’s, when his neighbor started construction of the castle on his land. As soon as he returned the Earl complained to the Scottish King, Alexander III about the interloper, and won back his lands. Rather than destroying the tower than John I Comyn had constructed, the Earl decided to amalgamate the tower into his own castle. A Great Hall and a number of vaulted chambers were added to the castle over the centuries, by subsequent Earls. It was the second Duke of Atholl who, in 1740, decided to redesign the castle as a Georgian Mansion.
Killiecrankie Visitor Centre: During the Jacobite period Killiecrankie, near to Pitlochry, found itself filled with the sounds of battle. The government soldiers were completely overwhelmed by the rebel Jacobite army, under the guidance of Bonnie Dundee. During the bloody battle one of the escaping soldiers managed to jump across the River Garry, which subsequently became known as, Soldier’s Leap. The area of the gorge and pass were a favored place of Queen Victoria. To discover concerning the infamous battle you can pay a visit to the Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. The Killiecrankie Visitor Centre has a collection of otherexhibitions and services, which include; ranger service’s, a natural history of the area and guided walks and much more.
Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Centre: A power station is an unusual place for a tourist center, however this is exactly where you can find the Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Center. The hydro center is found within the splendid Pitlochry Power Station, and includes interactive displays describing the development of hydro power in Scotland, from the nineteen forties right up to the present day. The Pitlochry Dam(constructed between 1947 & 1951) offers visitors the interesting ability to watch the famous salmon ladder via three observation chambers. Once inside the Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Centre, you will also discover interactive and audio-visual presentations explaining this natural phenomenon. The turbine hall of Pitlochry Hydro-Electric Power Station can also be observed from inside the Visitor Center.
If you are thinking about taking a vacation in Scotland based in Pitlochry then you will find Pitlochry bed and breakfast online by using the search term “Pitlochry hotel accommodation” or “Pitlochry bed and breakfast” into your favorite search engine (the inverted commas/quotation marks can help greatly).