History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Craigower stands 1335 feet high (407 metres) and views from the summit are fantastic. On a clear day you can see as far as Glencoe to the west, and look out over Loch Rannoch and Loch Tunnel closer at hand. Visit in autumn and you will see great swaths of the forest alive with vibrant colours.
One unusual feature on the site is a hibernaculum; a specially built habitat for reptiles to hibernate during the cold winter months. The hibernaculum is on the south slope of the hill to take advantage of warmth from the sun.
Craigower can be reached on foot by marked trail from Pitlochry, a round trip of 6 miles, or from Craigower car park, a much shorter 3-mile trip. The car park is at Balnacraig, left off the A924 at the Moulin Hotel. Follow signs for the Craigower Hill Walk.
Address: Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland, PH16 5LY
Attraction Type: Countryside
Location: Off the A924 at Moulin, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Pitlochry.
Phone: 01350 728641
National Trust for Scotland
OS: NN926 605
Photo Credit: Russel Wills, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Killiecrankie - 1.5 miles (Countryside)
Sunnybrae Cottage - 1.5 miles (Historic Building)
Linn of Tummel - 1.5 miles (Countryside)
Dunfallandy Stone - 2.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Tay Forest Park - 3.6 miles (Countryside)
Blair Castle - 5 miles (Historic House)
Grandtully, St Mary's Church - 6.7 miles (Historic Church)
Clan Donnachaidh Museum - 7.5 miles (Museum)
Nearest Accommodation to Craigower:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
22 Atholl Road
Perth & Kinross
Tel: 01796 472215