The Scottish Highlands, wild and rugged, have a timeless, romantic quality. At their very heart, where the River Tummel flows to the Tay, lies the historic town of Pitlochry. The Atholl Palace Hotel, the epitome of Scottish Baronial splendour, overlooks the town, wooded parkland grounds and the surrounding hills. Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times, the hotel retains many features of the original large country house. The Atholl Palace is now so much more than a hotel – it is a destination for day visitors, as well as guests. You can easily spend a day exploring the wonderful gardens, discovering the museum and enjoying a bar lunch or afternoon tea in the lounge, not to mention being pampered in the Spa. Guestroom facilities and standards will exceed expectations, and perfectly compliment the spacious & relaxing public areas.
The historic nature of the Atholl Palace Hotel means that every room is unique, with quirky original features. However, the truly outstanding feature of almost all rooms is the view! Every bedroom is furnished to the highest standards with more than just the comforts of home. An elevator serves the main floors, although some rooms are accessed from the ‘entresol’ levels, which are not.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Trouser Press
The Verandah Restaurant:
The Verandah Restaurant is famed for its stunning views over the Tummel Valley. In the morning daylight plays on the crisp linen and sparkling tableware, in the evening sun sets fill the space with a warm glow. Every season adds its own dramatic twist to this spectacular landscape. A growing reputation for the quality of the cuisine is now established, using the very best of local and Perthshire produce, to create a choice of menus full of game and fish specialities from Scotland’s larder. The Verandah is open throughout the day, offering wholesome lunches and traditional afternoon teas ” with a view” in elegant surroundings.
The Stagshead Lounge:
In the Stagshead Lounge , delicious evening suppers are served by the open fire in Winter! In the lively conviviality of the Stagshead Bar, a fine selection of malt whiskies awaits your delectation. Relax in the comfort of the leather arm chairs, warmed by the log fire and Scotland’s finest whiskies. The Stagshead Bar is open daily for drinks.
Wherever possible the Atholl Palace sources regional and seasonal produce, and supports local suppliers . All seafood is procured from a certified sustainable source.
On The Map: Pitlochry is located in the very heart of Scotland. Cairngorms National Park is very close by to the north, and Edinburgh less than 1.5 hours to the south via the A9 road.
When Queen Victoria fell in love with the Highlands of Scotland, Pitlochry was a quiet village surrounded by the pine-covered hills of the Central Highlands. It became famous when she named it one of the finest resorts in Europe, and visitors began arriving to discover the magic of the Highlands. This vibrant town in the wooded valley of the River Tummel runs along a main street that’s lined with shops and eating places. It bustles with visitors, but relax and go with the flow. Look behind the busy-ness, and you’ll see the charming, Highland Victorian town that is still Pitlochry. Pitlochry is farther from the sea than any other place in Scotland, and it makes a good base for exploring the surrounding scenery, which is spectacular.