Central hotel in the Perthshire town of Pitlochry
Positioned beside Pitlochry railway station and close to the town’s major road and bus routes, the Fishers Hotel Pitlochry is conveniently placed for those visiting the small Scottish town.
Originally an Eighteenth century coaching inn, the 3-star property today consists of 130 guestrooms accommodating everybody from individual backpackers to groups and families. With restoration and renovation work on-going, certain unfinished rooms are being offered at a discounted rate.
Each of the bedrooms features a television and tea/coffee making facilities. En-suite bathroom facilities, which include a bath or shower, are also provided. Wireless internet connectivity is available throughout the establishment. Several ground floor rooms also feature patio doors that lead directly to the hotel’s private gardens, which extend some two acres.
The Kingfisher Bar, contained within the hotel, serves guests breakfast until midday and bar meals afterwards. The Lounge Bar also serves meals as well as tea and coffee throughout the day and into the early evening. Both make for an enjoyable setting to whittle away a few hours. During the winter months the latter features a real log fire which adds a cosy atmosphere to proceedings. Live entertainment, including cabaret, DJ, and pipers is featured on a weekly basis.
Guests at the Fishers Hotel Pitlochry will find a number of activities to partake in or attractions to visit. Located just south of the Cairngorm National Park, natural landscapes and sporting activities take pride of place on any list of things to do.
Those that enjoy the adrenaline rush of extreme sports can enjoy white water rafting and kayaking on the nearby Rivers Tay and Tummel. The highland mountains and hills make for an ideal locale to partake in a spot of mountain-biking whilst the UK’s first static bungee jump can be found a few miles outside of the town.
Those that prefer their sports to be a little tamer can enjoy angling, golf, or even a boat ride on the rivers or Loch Faskally, an artificial lake created by a dam in the River Tummel. Hillwalking, hiking, and low-impact walking are also popular pursuits thanks to the stunning scenery found within the region. Rob Roy Way, a long distance footpath that traverses 92 miles of the Highlands/Lowlands border originates/terminates at Pitlochry.
During the second weekend of September, Pitlochry hosts the final event in the Scottish Highland games. Here visitors can watch as participants compete in strong man competitions and piper bands entertain the masses. The Braemar Gathering, a historic event similar in kind, is held the weekend prior in the town of Braemar which is just an hour’s drive away.
Other points of interest include a number of castles including Blair Castle and Castle Menzies , or slightly further afield, Stirling Castle, Balmoral Castle, the royal residence in Scotland, and Scone Palace.
The town itself features a number of cafés, tea rooms, and bistro style restaurants for visitors to enjoy. As well as these, guests at the Fishers Hotel Pitlochry can also visit a number of small shops and boutiques and the Festival Theatre, home to a variety of entertaining performances.