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Getting To The Observatory

There are two maps here and detailed intstructions, as well as a link to multimap, where it is possible to reach interactive directions.

From the south
Turn off the A9 when Pitlochry is signposted. The road brings you under the A9, under the railway and, on to Atholl Road - Pitlochry's main street. Carry on up the Atholl Road past Fisher's Hotel. Take the next left after McNaughton's kiltmakers into Rie-Achen Road.

From the north
Turn off the A9 when Pitlochry is signposted. Turn right into Rie-Achen Road just after you have entered the village - signposted to The Fish Ladder.

From Rie-Achen Road
Almost immediately having turned off Atholl Road the road forces you to enter a car park or turn sharply to the right. Turn right and follow the road under a railway bridge to an amusement arcade, follow the road around to the left which slopes upwards. At the top of the hill you emerge to see The Armoury on your left and the bungalow Glengarry on your right. Turn right, directly in front of the bungalow on an unmade track. This leads to a five bar gate, clearly marked The Observatory.


If arriving by train
There is one direct train to and from London and Pitlochry each day, as well as a sleeper service to and from London every night except Saturdays. There are services from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen approximatly every two hours. Once at Pitlochry, from the platform opposite the station building (on to which north-bound trains alight) walk towards the signal box and onto the new tarmac track. Walk straight ahead until you join Armoury Road which is tarmacced. Cross Armoury Road on to the track in front of the bungalow, Glengarry. From station to front door on foot takes about two minutes, a torch is advisable after dark


The Observatory's caretaker
Kirsteen Aycan 01796 473336 and 07709549978, Address: 44 East Moulin Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5ET

The Observatory's mail address

The Observatory, Armoury Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5AP Telephone + 44 (0) 1796 474072

Please note, Kirsteen Aycan does not deal with bookings. To arrange these please contact Tim Dawson - email or 07984 165251

Interactive directions


Tim Dawson
Telephone: 07984 165251

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