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Welcome to tranquillity at The Wellwood Guest House Pitlochry

Bakyt and Peter own and manage The Wellwood ensuring personal attention

Newly refurbished, The Wellwood Guest House is a Victorian Manor House built in 1881. The Wellwood is set in its own woodland grounds and, with its elevated position, enjoys panoramic views offering seclusion, peace and tranquillity yet is only three-minute walk from the Pitlochry town centre. 

Bakyt and Peter own and manage The Wellwood ensuring personal attention to your needs.

The Wellwood’s friendly staff is on hand to look after you and the exclusively designed interior makes this the best place to centre your tour of the Scottish Highlands, or just relax in quiet comfort, far from the madding crowd.

With Bakyt’s inspiration and under her watchful eye, The Wellwood refurbishment has resulted in premium accommodation with relaxing colour schemes and traditional designs.

You can enjoy a nourishing start to the day with continental breakfast or our full traditional Scottish breakfast taken in dining rooms that overlook the stunning countryside. Later in the day, relax in our lounge perhaps with a glass of wine or one of our selected locally distilled malt whiskeys.

Whatever you desire, “The Wellwood” offers high levels of comfort to cosset you during your stay in Pitlochry.

Bakyt and Peter look forward to welcoming you soon.

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  • “Delighted with every aspect of our stay. We stayed for three nights and could not fault a thing. Fantastic location and wonderful service. Thank you!”

    John Smith, Edinburgh

Pitlochry in Brief

Pitlochry's growth from a tiny settlement to bustling and attractive town can be traced back to a two notable visitors. General Wade, in the early 1700s, built one of his main military routes north through what is now the town. Then Queen Victoria visited the town in 1842 and stayed at nearby Blair Castle. 

Her favourable comments marked the start of Pitlochry's real growth as a popular tourist destination. In 1863 the railway arrived connecting Pitlochry to the rest of the UK on the London-Inverness line and confirming it as one of the premier mountain resorts in the country. Also easily accessible from the main A9 Pitlochry draws tourists from all over the UK and beyond.

One of the most attractive features of Pitlochry is that it is surrounded by mountains. They may not be amongst Scotland's highest, but include Pitlochry's own Ben Vrackie, at 841m or 2,759ft, which is obvious in many views to the north east from the town. It is usually climbed from Moulin, a north eastern, uphill outlier of Pitlochry. Less obvious is that beyond Ben Vrackie lies the Cairngorm massif, one of the largest and remotest of Scotland's mountain ranges.

The Blair Athol Distillery towards the southern end of the town was founded in 1798, making it one of Scotland's oldest distilleries, and offers a visitor centre. The Edradour, which until the advent of the new wave of micro-distilleries was the smallest in Scotland also has its visitor centre. 

Lovers of beer rather than malt whisky will find a working brewery in the town, at the Moulin Hotel in Moulin, on the eastern edge of Pitlochry. And there are other good pubs to choose from too, including the Port-na-Craig Inn and Restaurant, on the banks of the River Tummel and under the shadow of both the Festival Theatre and the hydroelectric dam.

The Dam was built across the River Tummel to create Loch Faskally and includes a "fish ladder", built to allow salmon to make their way upstream of the dam to spawn. Visitors can actually see the fish making this supreme effort at the right time of the year through glass walls in the ladder. 

The Pitlochry Hydroelectric Dam and Fish Ladder here tells the history of hydro-electricity in Scotland and explains how "power from the glens" is harnessed at Pitlochry to produce enough clean electricity for 15,000 homes.

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