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Pitlochry Dam Power Station And Fish Ladder

Open Now: 00:00 - 23:59
Open today: 00:00 - 23:59
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Winter trip

Beautiful setting, amazing engineering. Info centre closed on a Monday so a bit disappointed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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A nice walk

We were in Pitlochry for a night a had a lovely walk down to the dam the next morning. We were very... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2018
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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Pitlochry Hydroelectric Dam and Fish Ladder spans the River Tummel at Pitlochry in Perthshire, Scotland. It was built between 1947 and 1951. By damming the River Tummel, Loch Faskally was created behind it. There is a salmon count monitor and the...more
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Pitlochry Power Station Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5BF, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you visit Pitlochry try to walk down to the dam, then over to the theatre and back across the suspension bridge. Even in the cold and winter conditions it's a spectical to behold.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ewen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

After staying at the Green Park Hotel, my wife and I walked all over Pitlochry to include a visit to this unique place. Unfortunately, we did not get to see the salmon jumping although I have heard this is something to watch.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see when you are in Pitlochry, the staff are friendly and very helpful. Interesting to see the fish latter and how the salmon climb it to get into the loch. A power station display shows you the lay out of all the lochs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 559kurte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Very child friendly with hands on activities. Staff went out their way to show us around explaining about the dam and particularly the fish ladder as we were interest in how this worked. Didn’t visit the cafe so unable to comment...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lynne0205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, amazing engineering. Info centre closed on a Monday so a bit disappointed. Lovely walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thistlerose_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a huge power station but very interesting and accessible. Next to it there is the fish ladder where, at the right season you can watch the salmon running upstream

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank April0304
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Truth be told, seeing a dam wasn't one of the highlights I had planned to see on our Scotland trip. Sounds rather boring, right? But to actually see salmon trying to swim upstream, it was totally worth the trek to the salmon ladder. It was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leanne B
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

We were in Pitlochry for a night a had a lovely walk down to the dam the next morning. We were very lucky with the weather for the time of year.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Phaserblazer
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Visitor centre worth a look at although the steps up a bit much for those of us not so skeich. Lovely watching the salmon making their way through the ladder as well as leaping in the river itself. Sunny day preferable

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gerrym54
Reviewed 5 December 2018

We went here in Autumn when the leaves had turned colour and the dam and local scenery was beautiful. The ladder is interesting to see, but, it might be better to go in the season when there is more activity on the ladder. The visitor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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12 September 2018|
Response from 255berndk | Reviewed this property |
We were there at 10. Opening times are visible on the site.
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12 April 2017|
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Response from pitlochrydam | Property representative |
Hello, you can access our visitor centre by heading along the main street then turn down Rie-Achan Road and turn right along Armoury Road and up the hill till you reach our visitor car park. There is wheelchair access and... More
9 April 2017|
Response from Billy R | Reviewed this property |
Yes well behaved dogs allowed