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Amazing views.

Loved it! The views are out of this world, especially after a dusting of snow, well worth the... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Barrowford, United Kingdom
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A fantastic surprise.

I booked a room in Pitlochry on my way to Kinloch Rannoch (to run a marathon). I hadn’t made any... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Todd C
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Pitlochry, Scotland
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All reviews steep climb car park great walk hill walk clear path worth every step stunning views walking boots final climb takes about hours well worth the effort easy path sun was shining surrounding countryside sunny day summit moulin
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Loved it! The views are out of this world, especially after a dusting of snow, well worth the climb. We were exceptionally lucky and had clear blue skies, very cold winds, would be a much tougher climb in bad weather.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lornadb
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

I booked a room in Pitlochry on my way to Kinloch Rannoch (to run a marathon). I hadn’t made any plans on this trip. I simply wanted to follow local recommendations. A local from the Moulin (great pub) told me about it. I was out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Todd C
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

A really enjoyable hill. Not the highest and not the hardest but a good test of stamina particularly for the last half hour or so. Dress for the conditions and as always take extra gear as the weather can change quickly. Great views from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DavidSpence1
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Make sure you come prepared for this climb. The weather was changeable even though it was a lovely day in the town. Not too difficult to complete if you give yourself enough time. There were all ages and abilities on the trail.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sarah765
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Well marked route, with stone 'steps'. Pretty steep in parts and amazing views on a clear day. Fairly busy on a Saturday so would be fine to walk alone. Easy walk in from Pitlochry. We did this as a detour from the Bealach Path which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

In the winter you will need proper equipment for safety and the ability to map read. Good views and moderate climbing

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sheena59
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Worthwile! The last bit is steep, but once you get up there and can view miles and miles in every direction you forget the hard climb.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Oskar S
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Perched above Pitlochry the walk only gets steep right at the top but the views are breathtaking. The area round the mountain offers many different ways of getting back to town. There is limited parking near the start of the walk out of town so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank alanrm1946
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is the second time we have climbed Ben Vrackie the first was 10 years ago, and it was just as pleasant this time around, for a couple of mid 70ers. The views are terrific, with good walking paths. If you visit Pitlochry and have't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tensixty
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We stayed in the town of Pitlochry, so each day we traveled to the surrounding countryside. This is truly a beautiful mountain area of middle Scotland. Lot's of chance for hiking and sight-seeing. Should take at least 2 days in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
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6 January 2019|
Response from ftvtoh | Reviewed this property |
It should be fine, we passed a few people with dogs on the walk up to Ben vrackie it’s a good walk and no roads around after the car park
Myra C
16 August 2018|
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Response from sanket550 | Reviewed this property |
You can take a train up to Pitlochry. There doesn't seem to be any public transport, but you can easily pick up a map from the tourist information centre and follow the road up to the car park, after which the trail for Ben... More
30 July 2018|
Response from ftvtoh | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it’s taken so long as my internet was down. The Atholl Palace is still there and I’m sure you’d still recognise it it’s been modernised since then but structure is still the same. The area is still as beautiful as ever... More