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Pitlochry Dam Power Station And Fish Ladder

Open today: 00:00 - 23:59
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Route with a view

Great to see the workings of the dam. Good way to cross over the river. Worth paying a visit to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
A 'must visit' attraction in Pitlochry

Having visited Pitlochry dam and fish ladder as a child I was intrigued as to how much it might... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
High Wycombe, 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
+44 1796 484111
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great to see the workings of the dam. Good way to cross over the river. Worth paying a visit to the visitor centre.

Thank 506llindac
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having visited Pitlochry dam and fish ladder as a child I was intrigued as to how much it might have changed. The new visitor centre is a fantastic addition and we spent quite a long time checking out the displays. The cafe has a great...More

Thank Sue-in-Aus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this area many years ago and had a hankering to return since. We made the short journey from our hired cottage to the Dam. There is a medium sized car park (free). From the car park there is a short walk to the...More

Thank 585Rodney585
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing scenery and great walks. Love the new visitors centre - what a view from their balcony! Lots to see and do inside for all ages. Will definitely be back. Didn't matter that the observation chamber was closed for upgrade as we saw some huge...More

Thank Clara102
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit for all ages. My husband and I really enjoyed the visitor centre and the views outside were breathtaking. Continuing the walk past the dam and into the town was lovely and there were some really pretty homes and gardens to...More

Thank Jacqueline K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last week whilst on holiday. Absolutely fantastic walk and scenery. Great Educational Visitors Centre. Definitely worthwhile visiting

Thank beverley j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a marvellous place to visit and can be very interesting for all members of the family. There is also a cafe and a miniature layout of the dam which shows how the dam works.

Thank p_d_gibson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view in this place just breath taking!its beautiful,lost for words when I was there!my children loved it as they could run into the water and had so much fun! Well worth to see this place!!!

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good free attraction in Pitlochry. Good views from the reasonably priced cafe. Free car park at the dam on Armoury Rd. Plenty of council pay and display car parks on the route and I do think the signs are misleading that the dam is...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...and as a result this would've got a 1 star except for the interesting visitors centre where I got a decent coffee and at least an explanation of how the fish ladder works. Generally I'd have thought you'd carry out maintenance in the winter rather...More

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Alice M
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
9 April 2017|
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Response from pitlochrydam | Property representative |
Hello, dogs are allowed across the dam and at the fish ladder but not into the Visitor Centre itself.