Getting To The Observatory

The postcode is PH16 5AP. There are two maps here and detailed intstructions.
If you use What3Words, The Observatory’s front door is: develop.chap.stopped

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 a low stone building  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. Don’t cross the bridge. 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 Scott 07709549978

The Observatory’s mail address

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

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