Weekend Break in Pitlochry
Accommodation and Breakfast at Rosemount Hotel
Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry is a small hotel with a big dose of warmth, friendliness and an enormous breakfast buffet. So, if you’re planning a Pitlochry weekend break anytime soon, you might give us serious consideration. Maybe your plans are for a short weekend getaway or a longer, more leisurely affair, stealing a few days into the working week. Whatever the length of your weekend escape, we can guarantee that there’s plenty to see and do during the daytime and agreat choice of delicious food and entertainment in the evenings
We’ve also got more suggestions for exciting and memorable things to do than you could possibly cover in a few days. We are also one of the small, friendly places to stay in Pitlochry.
This area is rich is scenic, cultural and active interest. Return visits are very much part of the ebb and flow of our guests’ calendars. it is certainly worthwhile considering using hotels in Pitlochry as a your touring base for covering sight seeing of central Scotland in a series of circular day trips, returning home to a friendly, cosy base for an evening of relaxation with fellow guests.
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Weekend getaway in Pitlochry at Rosemount Hotel
There’s a great choice of room style and amenity at Rosemount. This allows our guests to decide where they wish to make savings on weekend breaks. For some, the emphasis might be on a high level of amenity and comfort, worthy of additional spend. Others may prefer to save on accommodation in order to splash out on an activity or a visit to the Theatre.
Suggestions for Day Trips on a Pitlochry Weekend Getaway
The following tour can be achieved in one day, but each section can be visited on separate occasions and explored in greater depth over the likes of a long weekend break in Pitlochry Scotland.
Fort William and Glencoe
Queens View, Loch Tay and Killin
An option for a wonderful, scenic, round day trip to Fort William, via Loch Tay and Crianlarich, then back via Glencoe, takes you past the stunning Queens View ( 6 miles west of Pitlochry along the B8019). This scenic tour is certainly a reasonable prospect for a day’s enjoyment whilst on a weekend break in Pitlochry
The following tour takes four and a half hours drive time. Sections of it can be hived off for exploring in greater depth on another day. From Tummel Bridge, past Queen’s View, follow signs for Aberfeldy, initially, then take signs for Kenmore…
Kenmore, at the head of Loch Tay
At Kenmore, it is worth checking out the Crannog Centre if you have an interest in history. This 5 star heritage attraction features an authentic iron-age loch dwelling. It’s impressive pier structure stretches out majestically over Loch Tay. The structure has been re-created as a result of extensive underwater research at Crannog sites throughout Perthshire. A convenient partner for refreshment may be found at Tayside Marina, located close by.
Guided tours, exhibits and hands on ancient crafts give an insight into the fascinating way of life. For their time, the farmers and traders who inhabited these water-based dwellings were relatively sophisticated. The good farmland and access to trade routes provided them with relative largess and life, for them, reaped good rewards.
Special events run regularly feature artists, musicians, skilled craft workers, and other specialists. Together with the Crannog’s own team of Iron Age Guides, they actively bring the past to life.
For walkers and those appreciative of fabulous scenery, you may wish to make time for a visit to the Falls of Acharn or Drummond Hill.
The lochside drive along Loch Tay from Kenmore to Killin is a feast for the senses. Almost constant views of the loch and hillside backdrop accompany the journey on one side. The opposing and contrasting rugged greenery, feeding native sheep breeds, deer and a myriad of other precious wild-life, along the roadside, has a stunning, though rustic appeal.
Crianlarich, Tyndrum and Glencoe
… . . and then to Crianlarich which has been a major crossroads for north and westbound journeys in Scotland since mediaeval times. This is a small village with a few shops and places to eat.
. . . . . and the fabulous Tyndrum. The scenery becomes more characteristic of the Highlands with sharp-rising hills coming down almost to meet the road. Visitors are faced with a choice at this point – to visit Fort William to the North, or Oban to the South
North from Tyndrum through Glencoe to Fort William.
Glencoe is perhaps Scotland’s most famous historic and scenic glen. It’s a great place to stop off for refreshment and to soak in the atmosphere . . Maybe seek out the Clachaig Inn, a 300year old hostelry in a stunning setting, in the heart of Glencoe. You’ll be glad to note that the Inn is serving food all day. Many visitors take the opportunity to stretch their legs on a highly scenic walk towards Glencoe Lochan.
Fort William’s setting is dramatic, on the shore of Loch Linnhe, and in the mighty shadow of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Credited with the title “Outdoor Captal of the UK”, the town is a haven for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. though can maybe be a little disappointing in other respects if considered a destination in it’s own right.
We often pass Fort William and press onwards north to Spean Bridge then take the Laggan/Dalwhinnie road across beautiful countryside to join the A9 southbound at Dalwhinnie. Just past Laggan is a delightful pottery and tearoom called Coaldair Pottery. In the perfect location for thast last bit of refreshment before returning to Pitlochry
Alternatively, at Tyndrum, turn left for Oban.
Packing Advice for a Weekend Break in Pitlochry
We are often asked about what clothing to bring, etc, on a short break to Scotland. We have a highly informative article packed with packing tips for a holiday in Scotland , which you might enjoy.
A Summary of Pitlochry Weekend Breaks at Rosemount Hotel
Whilst a week is never long enough to even begin to experience the full beauty of Northern Perthshire, we hope to offer plenty of ideas to help you decide upon a truly enjoyable break in Pitlochry, with encouragement to extend the length of your stay with the information on this page . . . .