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Pitlochry Dam Power Station And Fish Ladder

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Pitlochry Hydroelectric Dam and Fish Ladder spans the River Tummel at Pitlochry in Perthshire, Scotland. It was built between 1947 and 1951. By damming the River Tummel, Loch Faskally was created behind it. There is a salmon count monitor and the...more
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Pitlochry Power Station Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5BF, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

You can't access the power station other than to look through some windows at the turbines, but you can walk across the top of the dam and along the fish pass, which was very innovative when it was built all those years ago. If you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RetiredBritz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. Good visitor centre with interactive displays, for children and adults alike! Walk over the dam and visit the fish ladder. No fish there when we visited 🙁.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Isobel B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fish ladder closed due to 'health and safety' even though visitor center info desk knew of no accidents since opening in 1951! Could only view fish ladder on 'live' feed and that was showing pre-recorded. Might just as well stay at home and watch fish...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Connector814047
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must visit when in Pitlochry the history of how this dam was built and how it works today is very informative.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Tonet2414
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy place to get to from the centre. It is what it is. There are some other walks nearby and there is a cafe at the top overlooking the dam. Nice view down the river both ways.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LeicestershireDex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for walks, food and information. Fish ladder helps the salmon up the river and reproduce, you can read all about it on entering the centre and how the dam was formed. Opens 9.30-5 daily and worth a look. Nice food and has a balcony...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank claireabella13a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit lovely coffee shop plenty of parking staff are courteous and helpful no steep steps

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jm184
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nipped into here as was in the area & wanted to see the fish ladder after struggling with disabled partner down the dam steps only to find at the other end a sign that says closed due to health & safety reasons. They could have...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 866michaelh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant café with good interactive educational exhibition. Great for a walk around if the weather is nice. Ample free parking.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Z3950RMmaxk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had another visit to the fish ladder and power station at Pitlochry with the family, its a nice walk and helps tire out the grand kids, as last year we treat ourselves to an ice cream at the shop / restaurant at the side of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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September 12, 2018|
Response from 255berndk | Reviewed this property |
We were there at 10. Opening times are visible on the site.
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April 12, 2017|
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Response from pitlochrydam | Property representative |
Hello, you can access our visitor centre by heading along the main street then turn down Rie-Achan Road and turn right along Armoury Road and up the hill till you reach our visitor car park. There is wheelchair access and... More
April 9, 2017|
Response from Billy R | Reviewed this property |
Yes well behaved dogs allowed