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Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross

Pitlochry, is a burgh in the council area of Perth and Kinross, Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Its population according to the 2001 census was 2,564. It is largely a Victorian town, whose success as a tourist resort was due to Queen Victoria visiting the area in 1842, and the arrival of the railway in 1863. It remains a popular tourist resort today and is particularly known as a centre for hillwalking, surrounded by mountains such as Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion.
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNN9458
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01796

Other names by which Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross has been known in the past


Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Pitlochry, vil. with ry. sta., Moulin par., Perthshire, on river Tummel, 28½ miles NW. of Perth, pop. 777; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks; is situated amid fine scenery, has a salubrious climate, and is a favourite summer resort. The Athole Hydropathic is near the vil. Pitlochry has a tweed factory, a chemical factory, and 2 distilleries.

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