This stunning small unique Scottish town is known as the gateway to the highlands, dating back to the 19th century that made the area popular when Queen Victoria bought the Balmoral estate with her husband Prince Albert to be the Royal highland retreat.

This making the town of Pitlochry a very busy tourist attraction for Scottish highland tours, especially with the arrival of the railway network to the area at the time.

Personally I like to use the Pitlochry area as a base when I’m on Scottish highland tour as it’s easy access for Scottish highland tour locations, especially when your starting a whisky tour of Scotland.

Without traveling far from Pitlochry you have a full day or two with local attractions to the area to for your custom made tour of Scotland. But what I like most is the choice of distilleries to the area, perfect if some of your group fancy adding a whisky distillery tour to your exclusive vacation to Scotland.

A short drive away have Dewers distillery that’s on the outskirts of Aberfeldy, and Dalwhinnie about a 45 minute drive north from Pitlochry that are very popular attractions for whisky tours in Scotland. But in the town you have Blair Athol one of the oldest, and Edradour one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, with all 4 open for whisky distillery tours.

So if you fancy a day doing whisky tours in Scotland, these distilleries would be perfect to add to your custom made tour of Scotland. With the natural beauty this area has to offer from the queens view, the hermitage, solders leap at killiecrankie, and one of my favourite locations is to climb to the summit of Ben Vrakie, it’s not the biggest hillwalk, but the views from the top looking over Pitlochry are stunning.

So if you’re planing an exclusive vacation to Scotland, I’d advise you to include a day or 2 in the Pitlochry area as there’s so much more to visit.