Stirling is at the centre of the nation's national heritage, and it was here that William Wallace and Robert the Bruce won independence for Scotland. The city and its castle have had a very rich and turbulent past, being the residence of many Scottish Kings and the scene of numerous sieges and famous battles, including the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and Bannockburn in 1314.

The castle is perched on a rocky crag, elevated above the surrounding countryside and is one of Scotland's grandest. Stirling itself nestles in lowland rolling hills and has a lovely `Old Town' with striking architecture and cobbled streets which wind upwards to the castle. The Old Town Jail is now a fascinating attraction depicting the horrors of life in a 19th century jail, also of interest is the medieval Church of the Holy Rude, where James VI was crowned and John Knox preached.

Stirling is an ideal base from which to explore nearby Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The surrounding countryside is lush and fertile with peaceful slopes, rolling countryside and a scattering of town and villages such as the former spa town of Allan Water, with riverside walks and olde worlde charm and Doune with its imposing 14th century castle and award-winning nature reserve.

Perthshire is most definitely the Adventure Capital of Scotland. Here you'll find world class fishing, high level mountain trekking and lower level waymarked forest trails, great on road and off road cycling and superb golf courses. Or maybe try your hand at canyoning, microlight flights or cliff jumping!

Discover a rich diversity of landscapes and habitats that support a range of plants, animals and birds; exceptional woodlands, mighty rivers and high mountains all make this an area a haven for naturists. The River Tay runs through Perthshire to the sea and has internationally important populations of salmon and otters. Many of Perthshire lochs attract breeding pairs of osprey and Loch Leven National Nature Reserve is a magnet for wildfowl. Up in the hills red deer can be heard roaring during the autumn rut.

The small provincial city of Perth is situated on the banks of Tay and has an influential history stretching back over 8,000 years; close by Scone Palace is where many Scottish kings were crowned on the Stone of Destiny. There are many places of interest such as the pretty town of Pitlochry on the river Tummel overlooked by Ben Vrackie; here there are wonderful riverside and woodland walks, also the beautiful Loch Tay near Aberfeldy and Glen Lyon which stretches some 34 miles and has some of Perthshire's finest scenery.

Burnside ref: S4679

Glenalmond, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£602-£1697

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Situated in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Burnside enjoys panoramic views across to the Sma Glen and Buchanty Hill.
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Easter Croftinloan - Lewis Cottage ref: UK5943

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£401-£799

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With so much to see and do in the local area, return to this detached cottage to recharge and prepare for the next action-packed day.
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Beechbank ref: UK5667

Kirkmichael, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£333-£894

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Overlooking the River Ardle, this terraced house is perfect for enjoying the great outdoors, with walking, mountain biking and abseiling all nearby.
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Osprey Hideaways - Buzzard Cottage ref: 27940

Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£407-£882

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This single-storey property is hidden away within truly magnificent and peaceful scenery, yet just 4 miles from Stirling.
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Rannoch ref: UK5222

Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£399-£689

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Rannoch, a pretty detached lodge has spectacular views and is set behind Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, perfect for any whisky enthusiasts!
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The Old Mill Cottage ref: CC524043

Craigforth, Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£310-£609

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On the banks of the river Forth only a mile from the historic town of Stirling
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Ard Taigh ref: UK5663

Fearnan, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£915-£2483

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With fabulous views over Loch Tay, Ard Taigh is ideal for family groups who want to spend time together in the heart of Highland Perthshire.
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  • Bedrooms
    5
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    3
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Loch Tay Highland Lodges - Eldersburn Lodge ref: UK5743

Killin, Perthshire & Stirling

£1154-£23038

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Enjoy the spectacular scenery, take part in the on-site activities and return to the cosy lodge and relax in your very own hot tub!
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Kingfisher Cottage ref: 23150

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£323-£1108

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With private fishing available from a jetty on the River Tummel, this property offers that relaxing break from it all.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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St. Fink Farm House ref: SZZA

Rattray, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£0-£1760

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On the site of an ancient burial ground, discover Pictish ruins, castles, cairns and standing stones during your stay at this luxurious farmhouse.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Kinnaird Estate Cottages - Jock Scott Cottage ref: UK5701

By Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£759-£23038

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With views from the secluded decking down to the River Tay, this lovely cottage is just the ticket for a romantic break away.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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Woodend Barn ref: UKC855

Auchterarder, Perthshire & Stirling

£498-£1086

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Spend your holiday relaxing in the private hot tub with a glass of wine in hand, whilst taking in the breathtaking views that surround.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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Loch Tay Highland Lodges - Waterfall Lodge ref: UK5744

Killin, Perthshire & Stirling

£1154-£23038

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This really is a perfect base for exploring, admiring the scenery, enjoying the on-site activities and relaxing in your own sauna and hot tub.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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Highland Heather Lodges - Earn ref: CC524070

Comrie near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£592-£23038

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Enjoy the early morning views of the mountains from the comfort of your bed in this luxury timber lodge with private hot tub and Wi-Fi.
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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Inverchroskie Cottage ref: UK5602

Enochdhu, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£389-£866

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Set in beautiful grounds, this cosy holiday cottage is ideally located for exploring the stunning landscapes, flora and fauna of the Cairngorms National Park.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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