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.

The Hayloft ref: UNW

Kinross, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£391-£916
4 star rating
The Hayloft
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The Hayloft is located in a rural area with plenty of attractions locally for all ages.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Penny Lane ref: CC524052

Scone near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£289-£474
3 star rating
Semi detached single storey cottage for couples in the charming village of Scone only 2 miles from the city of Perth
 
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Buchanan’s Bothy ref: CC524046

Inchyra by Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£461-£879
4 star rating
Detached cottage for 4 nestling on the banks of the River Tay only 6 miles east of Perth
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Gean Cottage ref: W43128

Rumbling Bridge, near Kinross, Perthshire & Stirling

£279-£697
3 star rating
If you wish to enjoy peace and tranquillity, this property is ideal, as it nestles amongst a vast landscape of hillside scenery.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Crieff Armoury ref: CC524048

Crieff, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

£278-£734
4 star rating
Stunning apartment in the heart of the lovely market town of Crieff in Perthshire
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Tigh Na Beannaich ref: SWWF

Powmill, near Dollar, Perthshire & Stirling

£1261-£3561
4 star rating
With an indoor heated swimming pool and family room, this is the perfect base for a family holiday.
  • Sleeps
    13
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Little Harrowfield ref: SYYW

Waterloo, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£431-£983
4 star rating
Rejuvenate in the hot tub and enjoy outdoor pursuits from this spacious property set in the heart of Perthshire.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Geordie’s Byre ref: CC524067

near Comrie and Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£293-£711
4 star rating
Offering sumptuous accommodation, this single-storey cottage is surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Quaich ref: SYYT

Fearnan, by Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£677-£1232
4 star rating
Enjoy this superb lochside property, with access to a shingle beach with fishing rights.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FR

L’Oasis Lodge ref: UK5224

Bridge of Tilt, Blair Atholl, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£373-£704
4 star rating
Set amongst spectacular mountain scenery at the foot of Glen Tilt on the banks of the delightful River Tilt, with access to an array of on-site leisure facilities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Osprey Hideaways - Buzzard Cottage ref: 27940

Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£370-£822
4 star rating
This single-storey property is hidden away within truly magnificent and peaceful scenery, yet just 4 miles from Stirling.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Plum Tree Cottage ref: S13

St Fillans, Loch Earn, Perthshire & Stirling

£315-£772
4 star rating
This unique property stands in a secluded location, yet within easy reach of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SUN

Westerton Lodge ref: SRRH

Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£341-£805
4 star rating
With shared use of 20-acre grounds, and many places to see in the area, this is great for that romantic break.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Dalbeathie Cottage ref: SPPL

Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£422-£826
4 star rating
Set in an 8-acre estate, this villa for 4 has a multi-fuel burner and easy access to Dunkeld.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Bothy ref: UK5147

Glenalmond, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£426-£616
3 star rating
Blissfully set within the owner’s 350-acre estate with stunning views of the surrounding mountains yet within easy reach of Perth.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI