Pitlochry – a home from home in the heart of beautiful Perthshire
Park Gardens is a self catering 2 bedroom apartment which forms part of a stone built Victorian house. It is situated in a quiet and peaceful location, 5 mins from the town centre with access to all local amenities. There are quaint shops, restaurants and cafes, a boating lake and just across the river is the world famous Festival Theatre, Art Galleries, 'Explorer's Garden', Fish Ladder, Dam and riverside cafes.
Maintained to a very high standard, this family home provides warm, comfortable accommodation all the year round. There is gas CH, double glazing, 2 bedrooms, a large lounge and spacious dining kitchen. The traditional lounge has 3 settees, tv, dvd&cd players, PS2, DS and a wide selection of programmes and games. The well equipped dining kitchen has all modern facilities incl fridge freezer, washing machine & drier, microwave, espresso maker, hob and double oven.
For more details on events and celebrations: www.pitlochry.org; www.highlandperthshire.com; www.visitscotland.com
The Atholl Palace Hotel, a short walk away, is set in magnificent grounds and has a small but fascinating museum; Blair Castle provides an excellent day out.-the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl houses a great display of arms and armour, as well as extensive collections of porcelain, paintings and period furniture.
Other Heritage information at:
Blair Castle - www.blair-castle.co.uk
Scone Palace - www.scone-palace.co.uk
Glamis castle - www.great-houses-scotland.co.uk/glamis/
Visit Dunkeld - www.visitdunkeld.com/
Nearby Loch Faskally and Killiecrankie offer a wide variety of outdoor activities including walking, sailing,fishing, canoeing and a number of adventure sports.
Arrange local loch and river fishing, and tuition, with Ally Gowans - www.letsflyfish.com
For the more adventurous: http://www.naelimits.co.uk
Salmon Ladder: Pitlochry is famous for its hydro-electric dam and salmon ladder. The ladder was specially constructed to enable salmon to by-pass the dam and make their way upstream to Loch Faskally above. Approximately half a million visitors go to the dam and fish ladder every year, making it one of the top attractions in Scotland. The ladder is 310 metres long and consists of 34 chambers. It enables around 5,000 salmon to return to their spawning grounds each year - a journey of some 6,000 miles! For more details: www.ukattraction.com/ and click on Central Scotland; click on Pitlochry; click on Pitlochry Dam. Salmon Ladder, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5DR - Scotland, UK. Phone: +44 (0)1796 472680
Whisky Galore: Enjoy a complimentary 'wee dram' when you book a tour with Edradour, a short walk from the house. Edradour is the smallest distillery in Scotland and is the last original 'farm' distillery in Perthshire.
More information at www.edradour.com
Book a show at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, the ‘Theatre in the Hills’, founded in 1951. 'It’s a unique phenomenon, no other British theatre attempts this extraordinary turnover of plays'. Scotland On Sunday.
More details at: www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com
Follow in the footsteps of the Scottish Plant Hunters; try your hand at willow weaving or learn new skills by visiting the Explorers Garden, just across the river.The garden is open from April 1st to November 2nd.Opening hours are as follows: Everyday 10am to 5pm.Last entry to garden: 4.30pm.
More details at www.explorersgarden.com
Walk! Walk! Walk! There are over thirty way-marked walks in the local area-details in the house, complete with ordance survey maps or down the road at our excellent Tourist Centre. Remember to try the 'Pitlochry Historic Trail' -a short 2 mile walk back in time. Make sure you take in Queens View – the favourite viewpoint loved by Queen Victoria, who regularly visited highland Perthshire!