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Derrybeg Bed and Breakfast

Perthshire is one of the most beautiful and vibrant places in Scotland, where the rolling highlands, tumbling becks and craggy mountains of the countryside provide a breath-taking backdrop to the beautiful highland towns and villages. Pitlochry is one such town, and it’s so centrally located that it’s said a map of Scotland would balance on a pin over Pitlochry. This helps explain the attraction of the picturesque town itself, and visitors won’t have to look far for comfortable, top-notch accommodation.

Guests at the Derrybeg Bed and Breakfast will be staying in an eight bedroom Edwardian town house, located on a quiet street just a short walk from the town centre. Each room is furnished to an exceptionally high standard, with both single and double rooms benefitting from free WiFi and en-suite facilities. To cap it off, guests can take advantage of a full Scottish breakfast in the Derrybeg dining room, where they can enjoy a delicious meal whilst drinking in the fantastic views across the Tummel Valley. The Derrybeg kitchens take advantage of the many local producers, and source their ingredients from farmers in the surrounding countryside.

The quality of the Derrybeg Bed and Breakfast hasn’t gone unnoticed by the local area’s tourist board, and with tourism playing such an important part in the local economy their stamp of approval is a high commendation indeed. Rated as a 4-star establishment by the Scottish Tourist Board, Derrybeg has also nominated for the Scottish Rural Awards and received the coveted seal of approval from “Taste Our Best”, an award granted to only around a thousand establishments around the country – this shows their commitment not only to providing great food, but also buying from local producers.

Pitlochry’s location right in the middle of the Highlands might paint a picture of a rustic rural town with one pub, one shop and one tea room. This couldn’t be further from the truth though, as the town boasts a multitude of restaurants and cafes, from the picturesque and cosy Fern Cottage to the regal Victoria’s Restaurant (so named because the town so impressed Queen Victoria). You can even collect a fresh morning loaf from the Pitlochry Bakery, or drop by for a cup of tea at Hettie’s, Pitlochry’s own “tea and cake heaven”.

Pitlochry is situated right in the heart of the Perthshire Highlands, and is ideally suited for visitors who want to experience everything this unique location has to offer. There’s so much to see and do, for nature lovers, ramblers and culture aficionados alike. Take a walk down the Rob Roy footpath, for example, and experience what it’s like to wander through tall dales under open skies. Alternatively you could time your visit to coincide with the annual March into Pitlochry festival that takes place in the Pitlochry Town Hall, featuring a long list of indie and Americana musicians.

If you’d like to experience something a little out of the ordinary, there’s the opportunity to visit the 310m high salmon ladders of the Loch Faskally power station, where visitors can watch the famous Scottish salmon climb all the way up the face of the dam. Of course, it would be unthinkable to visit Scotland for any length of time and not at least sample some genuine whiskey, and Pitlochry is home to Scotland’s smallest distillery, The Edradour. Almost unchanged since the 19th century, this distillery produces just 18 casks per week, with a staff of just two! Visitors can take a tour of the distillery, which includes free samples of their single malts, and walk away with a bottle of lovingly-crafted heritage whiskey.

Derrybeg Bed and Breakfast offers visitors the chance to sample an authentic slice of Perthshire Highland life, safe in the knowledge that they’ll be coming home to warm and welcoming lodgings.

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