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to stop or not to stop in Pitlochry

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to stop or not to stop in Pitlochry

We will be touring Scotland by bus. We are traveling from Stirling on way to Inverness. Should we stop overnight or stop for a few hours in Pitlochry? Is there any backpack storage there? Thanks

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11. Re: to stop or not to stop in Pitlochry

Another vote for Dunkeld...it is a lovely wee town complete with 15C cathedral next to the river Tay. The Hermitage just outside Dunkeld is a lovely walk - taking in Ossian's Hall and Cave and the Falls of Braan - where I have been fortunate to see salmon leaping.

Aberfeldy and Kenmore are both nice small towns/villages both set in stunning scenery. For a totally different experience take in the village of Fortingall near to Kenmore - chocolate box houses - a landowners idea of a perfect wee village - not traditionally Scottish but interesting nonetheless. Here you can find one of the oldest living trees in Europe - the Fortingall Yew. However, for this you would need a car.

Pitlochry is a tourist town and it says what it does on the tin....it has the knitwear shops and the cafés that people are looking for whilst travelling on the A9

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12. Re: to stop or not to stop in Pitlochry

If you do stop in Pitlochry, walk or get a ride up to the Edradour Distillery, one Scotland's finest and arguable its smallest. Pitlochry is a tourist town but it makes a nice base (if you decide to get a car) for touring Dunkeld and Blair Atholl.

If you end up with a car in Inverness, three favorite spots in the area are Culloden, Glen Affric, and Elgin Cathedral.

Edited: 12:21 pm, April 22, 2013
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13. Re: to stop or not to stop in Pitlochry

Pitlochry is a very popular town with Visitors, its Scots Baronial Victorian buildings gives the town a special unique feel which is popular with visitors. The short circular walk to Loch Faskally dam and salmon fishladder is well worth doing. Here is a link to a guide with maps of the area issuu.com/highland-perthshire/docs/2013_12_p…

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14. Re: to stop or not to stop in Pitlochry

The O.P. is looking for quaint little towns and villages . In all honesty you cannot describe Pitlochry in these terms. Last time we where there, we struggled to get parked in the car park and the fought our way through the streams of tourists and went to a cafe for something to eat, which was staffed by some lovely young foreigners. This is not the taste of Scotland the O.P. wants. I admit the area around is very beautiful and we enjoy the theatre. However, the town is not quaint or unspoilt.

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