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Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre

  • Pitlochry
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Pitlochry Dam is home to the famous Salmon Ladder where the fish may be seen in the viewing chamber during their ascent past Pitlochry Dam. In the Visitor Centre, find out why and how the fish make their epic journey from their birthplace in Highland rivers, out to sea and back upstream to spawn. Children and their families alike will enjoy The Salmon Story which tells the age old tale of the king of fish through computer and video technology.

Situated within picturesque Pitlochry Power Station, the Centre features interactive exhibits tracing the history of hydro generation in Scotland from its origins in the 1940s to its current £250m refurbishment programme. There are also opportunities for kids to design their own power station and find out how to help the environment by saving energy. Something we should all learn more about!

The Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder walk takes one past all the key elements of the experience with some great scenery and fairly easily navigated terrain. Best however for those who are pretty mobile and not ideal for toddlers or pushchairs for any real distance.

Opening hours


Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:30

Last Entry



Free admission!

Travel & Contact Information


Armoury Road, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, PH16 5AP, Scotland

Phone number

01796 484111



Click here to visit Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

The car park is situated at the bottom of the hill leading to the centre entrance.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

There is a baby food/milk warming facility at the attraction.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

There is a lift onsite.

Yes, Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.

No pets are allowed.

Additional Info

Public Transport

The centre is a short walk from the train station.

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