Suggested days out from Glasgow and Edinburgh by train
Pitlochry is a delightful Victorian resort town which has retained its charm and vitality. There’s plenty to see and do. The Pitlochry festival feature features several different plays each week. The walk to the theatre crosses the River Tummel by a quaint suspension bridge for pedestrians only. There are all manner of shops featuring Scottish produce – to wear, to eat or to drink – take your pick! Pitlochry has its own dam, as part of a hydro-electric scheme.
A ‘Salmon Ladder’ has been built to enable salmon to bypass the dam and gain access to their breeding grounds upstream, and at the appropriate times of the year, visitors can watch the amazing spectacle of salmon ‘leaping’ up the ladder. The whole town is surrounded by superb mountain scenery, and the railway station – on the Perth-Inverness Highland Line, is centrally located.
Journey time from Glasgow or Edinburgh is between 1 hour 30 minutes and 1 hour 50 minutes, depending on service. A change of trains at Stirling or Perth may be necessary.