The town of Pitlochry in Perthshire is a gateway to the Highlands. This is a popular town with lovely scenery and Scotland's smallest distillery.
Just off the main A9 route north, the town of Pitlochry is a busy stop-off point for tourists heading into the Highlands. It benefits from a lovely setting on the River Tummel, backed by Ben Vrackie, and is particularly beautiful during the changing colours of autumn.
There are wonderful walks along the River Tummel and through the woods around Loch Faskally, and there is the fledgling beauty of the Explorers Garden, which celebrate the people who crossed the world to bring back plants.
Pitlochry Power Station and Dam has the unusual attraction of a salmon ladder, which helps the fish bypass the dam and get into Loch Faskally. Downstream is the nationally renowned Pitlochry Festival Theatre or why not take a more leisurely walk to the Edradour Distillery, Scotland's smallest, for an intimate tour and a wee dram?