Pitlochry has long had the reputation as one of the finest holiday resorts in Scotland. Located almost exactly in the centre of the country, Pitlochry makes not only an ideal base for a touring holiday but is itself easy to reach, either by road or rail.
Fonab Holiday Park is located next to the River Tummel at the southern entrance to Pitlochry, just off the A9 route.
Pitlochry has many attractions which are all within easy walking distance of Fonab and there is plenty more to keep you busy within a short drive of the town.
From essential items to artisan gifts this guide will help you explore the Pitlochry shopping experience.
Street Food to Luxury Restaurants, Pitlochry's coffee shops, pubs and take aways offer traditional Scottish food & international cusine.
A great collection of trail guides and walks around Pitlochry can be found on this app.
For gentle walks there is a network of forest walks around Loch Faskally leading river Garry and the Linn of Tummel and to the historical Soldiers leap in Killiecrankie. Short hills walks include Craigower Hill, overlooking Faskally, which rewards an up hill walk of an hour or so with spectacular views. On the other side of the Tummel Valley a walk from Port-Na-craig, by the festival theatre, over a hillside filled with ancient monuments such as stone circles and burial mounds, leads to the neighbouring Strath of Strathtay.
Outdoor activity that uses specially designed walking poles. A walking technique that combines everyday walking with core and upper body conditioning. The movement of this sport is similar to cross-country skilling and is relatively low impact.
Nordic Walking is a very versatile activity that suits a wide range of people, ages and abilities. This unique sport uses specially designed walking poles. A walking technique that combines everyday walking with core and upper body conditioning. The movement of this sport is similar to cross-country skilling and is relatively low impact. Group sessions involve introducing the basics of the technique and some activities and games, which previous groups have really enjoyed. Sessions can take place at most parks or green spaces in Highland Perthshire.
Would you like to explore Highland Perthshire without the stress of driving?
The popular Highland Gateway tour is a great introduction to this area, taking you through 3,000 years of history along 'The Road To The Isles' with a local guide. It runs every Tuesday & Thursday from March to October.
There are also lots of ideas for food & drink tours without the 'designated driver' conversation.
The roads on either side of Loch Tummel offer fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, most famously from 'Queen's View' on the north shore. Although Queen Victoria visited, it was named for Queen Isabella, wife of Robert The Bruce. The view has a lovely tea room and is a starting point for easy walks and more adventurous forest hikes through Perthshire's most famous landscapes.
Loch Faskally was formed as a reservoir as part of the Hydro-Electric scheme. Surrounded by wooden hills it is nicely sheltered and features several a lovely waterside and forest walks from Pitlochry to Killiecrankie.
Outlander fans may recognise the landscape as this was the location used as North Carolina and New York state in series 4.
At the Faskally Boating station you can also rent boats and paddleboards and E-bikes, or simply enjoy some home baking!
Ben Y Vrackie is the mountain that dominates the skyline at Fonab. At 841 m (2759 feet) high it is classed as a Corbett. You can walk to the summit from Fonab or drive to the car park in Moulin to start. The first part of the walk takes you through forest to open moors with spectacular views down the Tummel Valley and Pitlochry.
The final part of the walk is very steep but the view from the top is well worth the effort. On a good day you can see as far as the Western Isles and the Forth Bridges.
Other local Munroes (mountains over 3500ft) include Ben Lawers and Schiehallion, also known as 'the Fairy Mountain'
Edradour Distillery unfortunately is closed to visitors for the duration of 2021, although their online shop is up and running.
Robertsons of pitlochry - Expert purveyors of Whisky and Gin from Scotland and the world. Also offers tasting events.
Drinkmonger Pitlochry - Purveyors of Wine, Whisky and Gin
Badvo - Pitlochry's own Gin Distillery.
Enjoy a round of golf at Pitlochry's Hidden Gem course, with the spectacular backdrop of Ben Vrackie mountain.