Scotland is a varying nation, captivating countryside with a great list of imposing spots, fortified houses, country homes, castles and historical buildings compared to the densely populated central belt with a mass of superior attractions including some of the most stunning galleries and museums in the whole of the British Isles. In the article below I examine Pitlochry, a long established and popular Scottish vacation destination.
Pitlochry is a rather small town situated on the banks of the River Tummel in the council area of Perth and Kinross in Scotland. Known widely as the “Gateway To The Highlands” the small town is highly popular with hikers, hill-walkers, mountain climbers, ramblers and other folk who enjoy this kind of vacation. Plainly a broad range of activities of this ilk are able to be enjoyed in the surrounding countryside and you will also find an abundant amount of attractions well worth visiting. Because of the extensive appeal there is an incomparable list of Pitlochry hotels and guesthouses, which are most frequently situated on the high street.
Pitlochry Attractions To Visit
Blair Castle: Dating back to the thirteenth century, Blair Castle is the ancestral seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. The construction of Blair Castle started in 1269, under the supervision of John I Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, a northern acquaintance of the Earl of Atholl. The Earl was absent, fighting in the Crusade’s, when John I Comyn began construction of Blair Castle on his land. Upon his return, the Earl bitterly complained to the Scottish King, King Alexander III about the interloper, and won back his lands. Rather than pulling down the tower than John I Comyn had constructed, the Earl decided to merge the tower into his own castle. A Great Hall and a series of vaulted chambers were incorporated into the castle over the centuries, by different Earls. It was the second Duke of Atholl who, in 1740, decided to restore the castle as a Georgian Mansion.
Killiecrankie Visitor Centre: During the period of the Jacobites Killiecrankie, not a great distance from Pitlochry, was full of the crys of battle. The government soldiers were soundly defeated by the rebel soldiers of the Jacobites, under the control of Bonnie Dundee. During the bloody battle a soldier escaped by leaping across the River Garry, which became known as, Soldier’s Leap. The area around the Pass and gorge were a favored haunt of Queen Victoria. To learn facts about the famous battle you should visit the Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre has a selection of otherdisplays and services, which include; ranger service’s, a natural history of the area and guided walks, amongst others.
Pitlochry Hydro-Electric Power Station: A power station is an extraordinary site for a visitor attraction, but this is exactly where you can discover the Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Center. The visitor center is found inside the splendid Pitlochry Power Station, and includes interactive displays which trace the development of hydro power in Scotland, dating from the nineteen forties right up to the present day. The Pitlochry Dam(constructed nineteen forty seven to nineteen fifty one) offers tourists the exciting chance to observe the incredible salmon ladder via 3 viewing chambers. Once inside the Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Centre, you will find audio-visual presentations (interactive) which explain this natural display. The turbine hall of Pitlochry Hydro-Electric Power Station can also be observed from within the Visitor Center.
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