Welcome to the beautiful Pitlochry

Pitlochry, located in the heart of Perthshire is the perfect place to explore the Highlands from. You won’t struggle for things to do in Pitlochry, and McKays Hotel will make sure you’ve got a luxurious & relaxing home from home to return to, after a long day of exploring Perthshire.

Pitlochry is a vibrant town with a range of shops, Edradour and Blair Atholl distilleries, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, nearby Blair Castle, bungee jumping, annual Enchanted Forest light show, Killiecrankie – the site of a Jacobite battle and an amazing gorge, Pitlochry Dam and so much more.

McKays hotel, bar and restaurant is located on the historical General Wade’s Road built during the Jacobite rebellions of the 18th century. It was built as part of King George I’s attempt to repress the Highland’s, General Wade constructed a new military road ‘for wheel carriages’ between Dunkeld and Inverness. The hotel is located just minutes from the main line Pitlochry railway station with direct train links to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London. It’s even closer to the bus stop which has direct routes to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

Travelling by car Pitlochry is just off the A9. There’s plenty of car parking available in Pitlochry along with electric car charging points.

Distances from Pitlochry:

Perth 27 miles // Dundee 42 miles
St Andrews 55 miles // St Andrews 55 miles
Inverness 87 miles // Edinburgh 69 miles
Stirling 58 miles // Glasgow 84 miles
Braemar 48 miles // Oban 92 miles
Fort William 76 miles // Aberdeen 94 miles
Trossachs 74 miles

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Pitlochry is one of the most beautiful and vibrant places to visit in Scotland. In the heart of Scotland, clear fresh air, beautiful scenery, amazing history, fine food, traditional hospitality, lots to see and do whatever the season.


Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre showcases the rich history of hydroelectricity in the north of Scotland and how it transformed our lives. The Dam also boasts the “fish ladder” where you can see the Salmon swim to their breeding grounds upstream.

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Pitlochry dam


The Highland Fling Bungee Jump takes the skill and the vision of experts and marries it with the iconic scenery of Highland Perthshire, Scotland. A once-in-a-lifetime free-fall experience of 40 metres, suspended below the Garry Bridge over the beautiful River Garry.

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Bungee Jump


The walk to the summit of Ben Vrackie can be started in Pitlochry and is approximately 6 to 8 miles. You will more than likely spot some beautiful wildlife on the way!

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Ben Vrackie


If you are looking for something a little more adventurous to do with the kids, look no further than Nae Limits, situated only a 9 minute drive from McKays Hotel. They have over 14 adrenalin-fuelled water and land adventure activities for you to experience.

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Family on Kayaks


This golf course isn’t too large, however, every hole takes on a different challenge. The first 3 holes will be your first challenge – all uphill, but the walk to the top is well worth it as the scenery.

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Pitlochry gold course


Take a peek at the ins and outs of this working distillery. Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in Pitlochry. Set in open moorland south of the town.

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Located on the picturesque banks of Loch Faskally, the family run business is a fun day out for all. Fishing, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and rowing, are amongst the activities on offer.

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The Pitlochry Festival Theatre is a large performing arts theatre located in the town and burgh of Pitlochry. Whatever your interest in theatre Pitlochry Festival Theatre is a beautiful place to visit.

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