Since the introduction of the train station in the town in 1863, Pitlochry has remained a busy tourist destination. It works wonderfully as a base with all the necessary amenities as tourists venture across the county.
Thanks to the nearby mountains of Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion, the town attracts many walkers and hikers and serves as a welcome respite for those who have a long day on the hills. With plenty of places to dine and stay, it makes a great stop for just a night with enough interest to keep you there for a few nights.
The town itself is fascinating to explore with plenty of period features. The Victorian charm has not been lost with the period properties in the town centre and the unusual canopy that can be found on the high street that was constructed from cast iron.
Pitlochry has much to keep visitors, and locals entertained, including many shops, restaurants and cafes as well as the Pitlochry Festival Theatre and the annual Highland Games. Pitlochry is also home to the Vale of Atholl Football Club and the Atholl Highlanders rugby club.
Just one kilometre north of Pitlochry is the quaint village of Moulin. The village is small however it has had a great history, with Viking raids attacking Moulin Moors and the retreat of Robert the Bruce in Moulin in 1306 and Mary Queen of Scots visiting on her way to Blair Castle. The hamlet was also home to the Black Castle of Moulin, built in 1326 which now lies in ruins after it was torched in 1512 because of the fear of the plague.