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The town is famous for its Pitlochry Festival Theatre (tel. 01796/484-626; www.pitlochry.org.uk). Founded in 1951, it draws people from all over the world to its repertory of plays, concerts, and varying art exhibits, presented from April 30 to October 9. The theater complex opened in 1981 on the banks of the River Tummel, near the dam and fish ladder; it has a restaurant serving coffee, lunch, and dinner, along with other facilities for visitors. Tickets for plays and concerts are £4 to £32.

For the area's best pub, head to the peaceful grounds of the Killiecrankie Hotel, signposted from A9 north of Pitlochry (tel. 01796/473-220). It serves 20 malt whiskies as well as great food that's reasonably priced. Upholstered chairs, wildlife paintings, and plants and flowers make for an inviting atmosphere.

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