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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
All reviews salmon the river fish counter nice walk worth a visit viewing room suspension bridge hydro power circular walk interesting place town centre interesting visit festival theatre viewing area stunning views car park chamber
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 disabled parking available.