If you’re planning a trip to Pitlochry this summer, then Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre is worth a visit.
Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre was built in 2017 and offers a modern visitor experience to the dam, which was built in 1951. The area was one of the first regions in Scotland to be developed for hydro-electricity. It’s two turbines support the energy needs of 15,000 homes each year.
It’s an excellent attraction that makes learning fun with many interactive tools and exhibits. Visitors can learn all about the history of hydro-electricity in the North of Scotland and see - in a fun way - how it has evolved over the years and transformed our lives for the better.
What to expect at The Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre:
The centre is set in the ideal spot, with great views over Pitlochry Dam. There’s easy access to the Dam, for those who fancy a short walk across to see it in action and do a bit of salmon spotting in the fish ladder at the other side.
Visitors can enjoy a bite to eat in the café, overlooking the dam. There are lots of “quick fact” graphics displayed throughout the centre to inform visitors of the history around them; there’s an audio-visual room where visitors can sit back and learn more about the heritage of Pitlochry Dam and Power Station. Electrical artefacts are viewed through a glass cabinet for all to see - a reminder of how we got to where we are today - and there’s some super interactive exhibits for kids (of all ages!) to enjoy.
Audio-visual presentations/mini theatre
Easy access to the dam
The history of hydro-electricity in the North of Scotland
The heritage of the Dam
Power from the glens
☑ Family friendly
☑ Disabled access
☑ Pet friendly
☑ Bike friendly
☑ Baby changing facilities
How to get to Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre:
You can easily access the visitor centre by foot or car from Pitlochry Town Centre, which is serviced by bus and train links. The access road to the centre is not suitable for large buses, due to height restrictions on Armoury Road.
Guided Tours that include Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre
Highland Tours Perthshire includes visits to Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre as part of our bespoke guided tours package. We have a range of pre-selected tours to choose from including Outlander Tours, Castle Tours, Whisky tours OR we can put together an itinerary with your own chosen attractions or family history tours, which can include attractions like this one.
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