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.

Windywhistle Cottage ref: 30353

Madderty, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£309-£771

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4 star rating
Windywhistle Cottage
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Peacefully set in the Perthshire countryside, with easy access to Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

The Bothy ref: UK5147

Glenalmond, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£426-£615

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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
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    FRI

Mid Balchandy - Mid Balchandy Cottage ref: SSAB

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£859-£1741

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5 star rating
Enjoy a myriad of leisure pursuits whilst staying at this cottage, which has a welcoming ambience and views of the Strathtay Hills.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Eagle Neuk ref: 30219

Auchterarder, near Gleneagles, Perthshire & Stirling

£305-£908

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4 star rating
Located in an ideal spot for exploring Perthshire’s countryside whilst enjoying Scottish town life
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Lyon ref: UK5221

Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£344-£694

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4 star rating
Whether you are looking for traditional culture, thrilling outdoor adventure or stunning scenery, Lyon is the perfect base.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Clochridgestone Cottage ref: CC524044

Glenfarg, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

£459-£934

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0 star rating
Beautifully appointed detached cottage commanding uninterrupted views towards the Lomond Hills
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Tulchan Lodge ref: 28822

Glenalmond, Perthshire & Stirling

£1673-£2370

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3 star rating
Ideally located for exploring the area, this is perfect for a family holiday or for a gathering of friends.
  • Sleeps
    16
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    5
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Quaich ref: SYYT

Fearnan, by Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£677-£1232

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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

Comelucky ref: CC524089

Grandtully, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£404-£834

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4 star rating
This semi-detached holiday cottage couldn’t be in a better location; outdoor activities, attractions, amenities and much more is close by.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Bea Lodge ref: W41101

Glendevon, near Gleneagles, Perthshire & Stirling

£287-£837

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4 star rating
Situated on a peaceful 14-acre site, this property is surrounded by beautiful Perthshire countryside and boasts a large patio area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cart Shed ref: CC524036

Glenfarg, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

£280-£559

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4 star rating
Newly renovated to a superior standard with stunning views across open farmland to the Lomond Hills
 
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cruachan ref: UK5459

Auchterarder, near Gleneagles Village, Perthshire & Stirling

£413-£1055

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4 star rating
This lovely mid-terrace cottage is ideal for a family holiday where you can make the most of this wonderful part of Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Bothy ref: CC524060

Bridge of Earn near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£282-£686

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4 star rating
Enjoy the beautiful scenery or venture out to many local attractions. Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Gatehouse Cottage ref: 19664

Killiechonan Loch Rannoch, Perthshire & Stirling

£0-£620

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3 star rating
Peacefully located cottage with stunning scenary, an abundance of wildlife and own private beach.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

New Cottage ref: UK5091

Fortingall, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£358-£960

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4 star rating
A delightful semi-detached cottage in the Highland Perthshire village of Fortingall and within walking distance of the famous Fortingall Yew Tree and the shores of Loch Tay.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT