Pitlochry waterfalls



Things to do in Pitlochry – Waterfalls of Perthshire

 Things to do in Pitlochry from Rosemount Hotel

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished” . . . . Lao Tzu

The great beauty about a stay at Rosemount Hotel in Pitlochry is its central location. There are days and days of short and medium distance car tours using us as a base. Additionally, there are days and days of visual reward from the many things to do in Pitlochry that are right on our very doorstep. Nature has found a happy home in Pitlochry, Perthshire and of those who respect it, there are many treats in store from a visit to the area.

This page shows you the hotel, with links to detail of some special offers, and information about a few of the waterfalls of Perthshire that are very close by. There are links to other features of tourist interest along the way.

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Waterfalls of Perthshire: 

Black Spout

One of the first places we recommend to our Guests when asked for things to do Piltochry is the Black Spout Waterfall. Located in Pitlochry, a walk of just ten minutes from Rosemount Hotel, through mixed woodland and only slightly uphill. The scene is tranquil and the sixty metre-high waterfall comes as a bit of a surprise as you approach the top of the gradient. The cascade can be viewed, as it plunges directly into the gorge beneath, from a comfortingly sturdy wooden platform.

Falls of Bruar near Pitlochry

There are a couple of car tours from Rosemount Hotel in Pitlochry that will take in some spectacular waterfalls, especially after periods of high rainfall.

Linn of Tummel Rapids – along the Foss Road

Although not technically a waterfall, this area is a beautiful and peaceful treat fro lovers of moving water. Located along the Braes of Killiecrankie walk, it also offers limited roadside parking at the Coronation Bridge on the Foss Road.

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Pass of Killiecrankie near Pitlochry
Loch Faskally from Pitlochry Dam
River Tummel Pitlochry
Loch Faskally from Foss Road
view over Foss Road for Spardon Wood
Loch Faskally to the wast
Killiecrankie walk

Killiecrankie and Beallach Walks
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View of Loch Faskally from Pitlochry Dam

View of Loch Faskally
from Pitlochry Dam

View of the River Tummel from Pitlochry Dam

View of the River Tummel
from Pitlochry Dam

View of Loch Faskally from Foss Road

Loch Faskally
Viewed from The Foss Road

Views of Loch Faskally from Foss Road and Clunie Dam

Views of Loch Faskally along the Foss Road

View of Loch Faskally from Clunie Dam

View of Loch Faskally from Clunie Dam

View of Foss Road from Spardon Wood
View of Loch Faskally from Spardon Wood
Linn of Tummel along from Coronation Bridge

Linn of Tummel
Along from Coronation Bridge

The Pass of Killiecrankie from the Garry Bridge

The Pass of Killiecrankie
Viewed from the Garry Bridge

Pitlochry Boating Station . . . nearly home to Rosemount Hotel!

Approaching Pitlochry Dam.
Nearly home to Rosemount . . .

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Falls of Bruar

Another landmark in our list of things to do Pitlochry – Head just ten minutes up the A9 to the House of Bruar. The burn can be followed from the visitor centre to a well marked path leading to the first of two waterfalls. This may be viewed from a rustic bridge crossing the gorge and also, in a different section by walking up into a small grotto to the left of the bridge. Paths to the left and right of the bridge take you to the second falls, which plunge beneath a second bridge. There is a picnic area here also. The downhill walk is enlivened by the thought of a little retail therapy, coffee and cake at the House of Bruar.

Falls of Bruar Pitlochry

A nice follow through would be to head down to Loch Tay via Glen Lyon, offering the opportunity to take in further spectacular cascades, if desired. The route takes you out of the House of Bruar car park, avoiding th A9 and staying on the small road that runs parallel to it, to Calvine and Struan in the direction of Aberfeldy. Follow signs for Fortingall and Glen Lyon:

Allt da Ghob Falls – Glen Lyon

Three miles along the single track roads of Glen Lyon from the village Fortingall, opposite Chesthill House and across the river are the beautiful falls of Allt da Ghob, where the stream tumbles down into the River Lyon in a tumbling, mass of foam over rocks nearly 700 feet in height. At the bottom of the falls, is a an elliptical, parapet-less Roman Bridge which is a stone-arched structure of medieval origin.

Glen Lyon is one of Scotland’s most beautiful glens and is often referred to as Scotland’s longest, loneliest, loveliest glen… and it is packed with history.

Falls of Acharn – overlooking Loch Tay

Head for Kenmore and take the southern road along the Loch, past the Crannog Centre. This Falls consists of two systems – the Upper and Lower Falls, a hermits cave and a viewing platform. There is a car park in the village of Acharn. The climb is quite steep, but the views are worth it.

Birks of Aberfeldy

Made famous in song, the Birks o’ Aberfeldy consists of 3 layers of waterfalls rising some 380metres. The path up and down is good, though quite steep in places.

Hermitage at Dunkeld

Located just off the A9, around Dunkeld, just 11 miles south of Pitlochry, is the delightful Hermitage riverside and forest walk where the River Braan tumbles over a spectacular falls. There is a viewing platform and strategically placed benches for full enjoyment of the spectacle. Salmon may be seen jumping here from October. Good car park with excellent local ice cream van.

Hermitage Dunkeld

Rumbling Bridge

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