23/24/27 Perth – Pitlochry

Perth - Pitlochry

This is a journey that plunges folk into the heart of Highland Perthshire.


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No. of Attractions:

6 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

2 hour 30 minutes

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Starting point:

Perth, Mill Street

How to get here

Journey fact:

Pitlochry is the furthest Scottish town from the sea. Nowhere in Scotland is actually more than 62 miles from coast!

Journey Overview

Leaving the heritage and culture of Perth, it’s great fun heading through the Birnam Wood and the twin villages sitting astride the River Tay and the fab attractions of Dunkeld Cathedral and The Hermitage.

The valley splits at the charming village of Ballinluig and then it’s off to Aberfeldy on the banks of the River Tay and home of the Dewars Distillery and 1930s Birks Cinema. There’s another distillery still to come, this time the Blair Atholl in Pitlochry where this fascinating journey comes to a conclusion and the gateway to a trip to the famous Pitlochry Hyrdo Dam and Visitors Centre.

Gateway to the journey

Use the megabus bus from Edinburgh to Perth, book your tickets ahead to get the best offers.

A Fab Day Out!

The 23 bus route from Perth to Pitlochry in Scotland is a scenic journey that takes passengers on a delightful adventure through the heart of Highland Perthshire. This route offers stunning views of the Scottish countryside, picturesque villages, and charming towns along the way.

The journey begins in Perth, the bustling city on the banks of the River Tay. As the bus heads out of the city, passengers are immediately greeted with breathtaking views of the rolling hills and lush green forests that make up the Perthshire countryside.

As you leave Perth keep an eye out for Perth Racecourse and any planes passing overhead into Perth Airport.

The first stop on the journey is the village of Bankfoot, home to a beautiful 12th-century church and a popular café serving delicious homemade cakes.

As the bus continues its journey, it passes through the picturesque town of Dunkeld, nestled on the banks of the River Tay. This historic town is home to a stunning cathedral, beautiful riverside walks, and a range of independent shops and cafes.

The next stop on the journey is the town of Birnam, famous for its association with the legendary Scottish play, Macbeth. Visitors can explore the Birnam Oak, the last remaining tree from Birnam Wood, and enjoy a stroll through the beautiful woodland trails of the Birnam Institute.

The bus passes Tay Forest Park, a beautiful forest spread across 194 km².

As the bus approaches Pitlochry, passengers are treated to spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, including Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion. Pitlochry itself is a charming town with plenty of things to see and do, including the famous Pitlochry Festival Theatre, the Explorers Garden, and the Salmon Ladder, where visitors can watch salmon leap up a series of steps to reach their spawning grounds.

How to get here...

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Visit the National Rail Enquiries website to discover train routes that will lead you to this magnificent scenic adventure.

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey


Perth Racecourse



Tay Forest Park



Perth Mill Street (Stop F)

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