Trains to the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry ride along the River Tummel, through the majestic mountain scenery of the Perth-Inverness Highland Line, and come to rest in a quaint, charming station. In autumn, passengers should keep their eyes peeled for leaping salmon - although the construction of a 'Salmon Ladder' in the town, built to enable the fish to reach their breeding grounds upstream, will offer ample opportunity once you alight. The station opened in 1863, capitalising on a long-term tourism boom set off by a visit from Queen Victoria in 1842.
Today, Pitlochry remains a popular holiday destination. The town's theatre is a key venue and is accessed via a suspension bridge crossing over the River Tummel. There is also an abundance of shops to visit, selling traditional Scottish wares, including kilts, whisky and shortbread. The town is also in a glorious setting, with the mountains of Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion offering recreational paradise for visiting hill walkers.