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Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Great addition!

We’ve been to the area, and the dam, many times but this was our first visit since the opening of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scottie_Bairn
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Well worth stopping for!

Interesting place to visit. Unfortunately the fish ladder was closed but there are still things to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Macshadow
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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A brand new, purpose built visitor centre at Pitlochry Dam. The centre hosts an exhibition over two floors and a gift shop and cafe with spectacular views over the river Tummel and Loch Faskally.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Armoury Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AP, Scotland
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+44 1796 484111
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to the area, and the dam, many times but this was our first visit since the opening of the visitor centre. It has totally enhanced the experience and is well worth a stop off. The visitor attraction is very interesting, telling the history...More

Thank Scottie_Bairn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit. Unfortunately the fish ladder was closed but there are still things to see. Nice bright airy cafe, too

Thank Macshadow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hands on exhibition for children. Very informative. Shame that a couple of the exhibits are broken already. I visited a couple of months before and the were broken then too. Would be worth getting them repaired to save disappointment.

Thank ScGray81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for a day and stopped in here to see the visitor center. The basement has a really neat series of hands-on exhibits and a film about the history of hydroelectric power in Scotland. Pretty interesting. Nice view of the dam from the center....More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little visitor center providing the history of the dam and the generation of electricity. Café has good selection for lunch.

Thank Pennybb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"You ought to see the fish ladder' is not something I thought I'd ever hear my mother say, but that's exactly what she said when she saw my Scotland plans. So we stopped at Pitlochry and examined said ladder. The salmon, I expect, use the...More

Thank cwate7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great view from this deck where you can sit and eat and drink. The museum on the ground floor is well set out and very informative. Staff were friendly and we had no complaints about the service although the tables could have been cleaned...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fairly recent exhibition centre is definitely worth the visit. It explains the history of hydro power and the building of the dams and power stations. It also explains the life span of the salmon and their journey back up river to spawn. There was...More

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Pitlochry a nice free exhibit to visit. The exibition centre also has coffee shop and toilets which are clean.

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pitlochrydam, Manager at Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review See you again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was several years since we visited this centre and we were very impressed with the updates made. Lots of “bite size” information boards, videos to watch, interactive displays to play with

Thank Christine A
pitlochrydam, Manager at Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review we are so glad that you have enjoyed the new Centre Hopefully we will see you again soon

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Response from Patricia M | Reviewed this property |
A variety of dishes, all good value and excellent service.
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