Hotel in Pitlochry

Highland Safaris - Aberfeldy

Highland Safaris based just outside the town of Aberfeldy where you can experience first hand the breathtaking Highland scenery by Land Rover with an experienced, kilted Safari Ranger, who will take you on a unique journey in search of wildlife, whilst letting you experience the history and heritage of the surrounding environment. This is just one of the Safari experiences, there are Safari's to suit everyone and every special occasion, from biking, walking Safari's to Bespoke Events such as Weddings, Hen & Stag do's & many, many more!

A visit to the new Red Deer Centre will bring you face to face with Britain's largest native land mammal - the "Red Deer"! Meet the tame Barn Owl in a fantastic demonstration, then armed with your own pan & bucket of dirt hunt for gold & beautiful semi precious stones at the Gold Panning Centre. This is a fun activity for all age groups but be warned can become addictive!!

After all this a visit to the award winning Cafe for some delicious and freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches and home-baking is a must as is a browse around the Highland Safaris Shop. Here you will discover a range of outdoor gear, toys, books and a great selection of gift ideas!

If you would like more information on Highland Safaris our team at Pine Trees Hotel will be more than happy to assist you.

Atholl Gathering and Highland Games

The Atholl Gathering and Highland Games takes place in the grounds of the majestic Blair Castle on the last bank holiday weekend in May. Hosted by the Duke of Atholl they incorporate many of the old traditions you would expect to see at a Highland Gathering.

Saturday 28th May at 11am Explore Blair Castle's spectacular ballroom and learn about Queen Victoria's stay at Blair Castle.

Saturday 28th May at 2pm see the Atholl Highlanders Parade, an amazing spectacle of Europe's only private army, this parade is open to all castle and grounds visitors.

Sunday 29th May from 9.30am join his Grace the Duke of Atholl and his private army and watch the Highland Games competitions begin.  The local and regional heavyweight competitions include caber toss, shot put and hammer throw.  Around the arena the pipe bands and Highland Dancers are their to entertain you.  Along with a fantastic array of stalls situated all around the arena.  At 1.15pm the Atholl Highlanders will march into the arena led by the Pipe band, the Highlanders will then entertain you by taking part in their very own mini Highland Games - you don't want to miss this!!

The Pine Trees Hotel is a 10 minute drive North of Pitlochry on the A9 with plenty of parking available at the Caste Grounds when you arrive.  Our reception team will be more than happy to help with further information for this wonderful event.

ETAPE 2016

How quickly a year goes! We are now just weeks away from the 2016 Etape Caledonia, which amazingly is in its ninth year!  This ever popular cycle challenge will see approximately 5,000 cyclist leave from Pitlochry on Sunday 8th May at around 6.30am.  They will cycle the round trip of 81miles on completely closed roads. The route takes them as far as Bridge of Gaur at the far western end of Loch Rannoch, here the cyclists head east and south passing through the quaint village of Fortingall, along the shores of River Tay before coming to Aberfeldy then onto Ballinluig and along the home stretch to Pitlochry.

There are numerous spectator points along the way but be careful, with stretches of roads closed at specific times over the course of they day it would probably be best to stay local and enjoy all the amenities Pitlochry has to offer.  Anyway, we are sure the exhausted cyclists would be happy to see you there cheering them at the finishing line!

The Pine Trees Hotel is only a short distance from all the activity and excitement going on around Pitlochry before and after the Etape.  If you would like more info on this years event our reception team will be more than happy to help.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre now has their 2016 Summer Season programme here and ready for you to view. There is even more to look forward to at PFT this year, as for the first time since 1996 there are 7 wonderful productions in store for you.

Included in this years line-up are: Carousel - a Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical! Thark - Ben Travers's hilarious haunted house farce from 1927.  This Happy Breed - a classic story of family life between two World Wars.  Hard Times - a thrilling story of betrayal and sacrifice.

The Pitlochry Festival Theatre will also be showing The first UK revival in over ten years of Ayckbourn`s extraordinary Damsels In Distress trilogy: three completely different modern comedies.  Each play in this trilogy is an entirely separate, stand-alone story, featuring completely different characters. Uniquely, however, all three plays share the same actors - and the same set!
GamePlan - a sharp, contemporary black comedy. FlatSpin - hilarious, high-energy production. RolePlay - wickedly funny and poignant story of love.

If you would like more information please just ask at the Pine Trees Hotel reception who will be more than happy to help with all your enquiries.

Please note that Pitlochry pre-theatre dining is available at The Pine Trees Hotel!

Visiting Pitlochry in 2016

The small Highland town of Pitlochry, an ideal base for touring Perthshire & the Highlands of Scotland. Located in the heart of Perthshire and amidst some of the most stunning scenery to be seen around these parts.

At the famous Pitlochry Festival Theatre there is always something to be seen and their summer season starts in May, this coincides with the cycling event Etape. A bike race with over 4,000 competitors ready to compete at the start line.  The summer season in Pitlochry also welcomes the return of the Highland Nights, now over 50 years old and still drawing in great crowds at the Recreation Ground every Monday night.

The Pitlochry Golf course has some fantastic annual competitions you can take part in, or if you prefer the whole family can enjoy a game on the new 6 hole course, Lettoch Links.

Pitlochry boasts some of the best walks around with a back drop that is the great Ben-y-Vracke or the smaller hill of Craigower ready to be tackled. Or, should you wish to just relax then Pitlochry's main street is perfect, lined with many restaurants, cafe's and wonderful shops selling unique gifts and local produce, a day spent in Pitlochry would certainly not be wasted!

Winter in Pitlochry is also a stunning time of year with the ever growing Enchanted Forest & wonderful Winter Lighting to be seen.  Thus taking us through to the new event "Christmas Festival" and the wonderful  New Year's Day party.

Whatever season you decide to visit this beautiful town you will always find something going on and our reception team here at The Pine Trees Hotel are more than happy to help and provide more information about events going on in Pitlochry, as the events mentioned are just the tip of the iceberg!

We look forward to welcoming you here in 2016!