Pitlochry is without a doubt a very popular tourist centre, conveniently situated just off the A9 between Perth and Inverness. It has two famous whisky distilleries which attract many visitors: Bell's Blair Atholl Distillery and Edradour Distillery, which is actually Scotland's smallest distillery.
Trains from Perth and Inverness stop at Pitlochry and there are buses from Perth. There are many hotels to eat at as this is a popular tourist venue - the Moulin Hotel, the upmarket Knockendarroch Hotel, the luxurious Pitlochry Hydro Hotel and the Killiecrankie Hotel just north of the town to name but a few. In addition to these hotels, good meals can be found at Port-na-craig Inn, The Old Mill and McKay's Hotel.
The famous Pitlochry Festival Theatre (known as the 'Theatre in the Hills' presents a wide range of plays and musical events. People say of the area that you can 'stay six days and see six plays'. Next door is the Scottish Plant Collector's Garden which was opened in 2003 and displays plants collected over 300 years by Scottish explorers - it also has an amphitheatre and forest area within the 2.5 acre site.
Nearby is the Pitlochry Power Station and Dam where you can see fish attempting to leap over the salmon ladder.
A beautiful house and scenery but I felt the pictures of the house hid some things sadly. The kitchen was far too small for me and lacked adequate cooking utensils [I had to use two pots to boil pasta] and had I known I would have booked elsewhere. Also very disappointing that the fire in property was condemned and a blow heater type was left as replacement which would have run up huge costs- there was no instructions for heating and we were very cold for first few days till I phoned lovely lady who overseen property and she explained how to work it. One of the staff on the phone at Unique Cottages had a less than friendly manner which almost put me off booking. I am hoping the next property booked for next week does not have any problems.