New County Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

22/30 County Place, Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH2 8EE, United Kingdom
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Looking for activities in Perth / Pitlochry area!

by ringleader

Hi out there~
We're bringing over a dozen teenagers plus the same number of adults to Scotland. Some kind soul in one of these forums suggested we try Pitlochry for a small taste of the highlands from Edinburgh. What is there to see and do there? I found out that there is a salmon ladder there; would it be worth going to see in late March or early April?
Thanks...

Re: Looking for activities in Perth / Pitlochry area!

by jamesfmunro

Hi
The salmon ladder at Pitlochry isn't desperately exciting, although you may see some salmon or sea trout in the viewing chamber. If any of your party are anglers, they might like to fish on the River Tummel, which passes through the outskirts of Pitlochry. It costs about £5 per da for a trout permit and the river is jumping with fish. Speak to Mitchell's of Pitlochry for advice.

There are many pleasant trails around Pitlochry and you can visit Killiecrankie, the site of a smallish battle during the Jacobite rebellion, which is not too far away.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre can be found at http://www.pitlochry.org.uk/

It's also a suspicion of mine that the Queen has a secret life as a country doctor's wife in Pitlochry, or thereabouts. It's that kind of very conventional place, but mixed with tremendous scenery which should appeal to everyone, unless they don't like scenery.

Re: Looking for activities in Perth / Pitlochry area!

by margaretvn

Pitlochry is not terribly exciting although the Killiecrankie walk is lovely and it is only a short drive to the beautiful Queen View. Mostly though Pitlochry is just a little town with lots of "tourist" shops and terarooms. The surrounding countryside is lovely though. Try to get to Glamis Castle which is not too far from Perth. It is a wonderful castle which was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother. The Fife coast between St Andrews and Crieff is lovely. St Andrews is a pleasant little town with the oldest golf course and a ruined abbey.

Re: Looking for activities in Perth / Pitlochry area!

by sandhbell

Hiya,

To be honest, Pitlochry isn't the most exciting of towns, unless your teenagers are into woolen mills and tea shops. There are some good walks around. Depending on conditions, you could go up Ben Vrackie - though be aware that Sottish hills in March/April can require a degree of experience on snow and ice. Other places to think about if it's the Highland experience you're after - Aviemore and Fort William. Their more geared up for activities - either physical or otherwise. Aviemore is about 1 hour from Perth. Fort Bill about an hour and a half.

Re: Re: Looking for activities in Perth / Pitlochry area!

by hevbell

I would agree with the others that Pitlochry isn't hugely exciting in itself. It tends to attract quite a lot of older people. BUT I stopped there to break up a journey home from the HIghlands and I was pleasantly surprised. It does make a good base for exploring the surrounding areas. I loved Blair Castle at Blair Atholl and the view of Loch Tummel from Queens View. I saw a production at the Pitlochry festival Theatre and was very impressed and there is also the Bells whisky distillery and of course nearby Killiecrankie. Possibly not the best place for teenagers though unless it is just an overnight base to enable you to see a bit of the countryside.

Travel Tips for Perth

The Biggest Hedge in the World

by scotlandscotour

Or Universe ... well this is the famous Meikleour Beach Hedge, near to Perth on the road out to Blairgowrie (north east).

Of course, my picture doesn't do it justice, but you get the idea.

There are some wonderful bike rides out this way and loads of antiquity, so if you can hire a bike for a day, ride out past this hedge, and feel very, very small.

Perth "Old High Street"

by scotlandscotour

This picture was taken as the light faded, on a wet day in early March, to avoid photographing people.
The church - St Pauls - dominates this "forgotten" end of the High Street but is empty and decaying.
Take these back streets and you'll find the locals going about their everyday lives.
As you can see, signs dominate the scene. Tennants is the local Scottish lager. A poor man's drink. Not recommended.
Daily Record is the cheap "tabloid" newspaper, with little news in it.
This is real Scotland. No kilts here!
(The tourist information centre is only minutes away, to the left of camera!!!)

Burleigh Castle

by stevezero

Burleigh Castle is a roofless, but otherwise complete ruin of a tower house of about 1500.
There is also a section of the barmkin wall and a nice tower with a squqre cap house.
It was much visited by james IV.

In the care of Historic Scotland

Admission free

Perth

by sandravdp

When you are in the shopping mood, go and visit Perth. Nice souvenirs and warehouse tuff here.

Furthermore the town is not very special. There is an old church and a small stream that runs through it, but that is about it.

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