The pretty town of Pitlochry, many times winner of Scotland in Bloom awards, is two miles from Faskally. The well kept Main Street is filled with small, independent shops with unique merchandise, and a wide variety of restaurants, bistros and bars, including Indian, Turkish and Italian as well as tradtional Scottish food.
This year the station and the Highland Railway Line celebrates their 150 aniversary so there will be lots of train related events.
Pitlochry Highland Games is the last in the season, taking place in the middle of September, while the Blair Athol games is the first of the season taking place in May.
The Vale of Atholl pipe band march down the main road in Pitlochry every monday night at 8.00pm from May to September, and perform a 'Highland Night' show at the recreation ground.