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.

Tulchan Lodge ref: 28822

Glenalmond, Perthshire & Stirling

£1677-£2370

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Tulchan Lodge
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Ideally located for exploring the area, this is perfect for a family holiday or for a gathering of friends.
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    16
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Wee Ben ref: CC524087

Blair Atholl near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£392-£788

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Located in the pretty village of Blair Atholl, discover the wonders of Perthshire and the Cairngorms, or relax and unwind at this stunning holiday property.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Coach House ref: 24024

Birnam, near Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£316-£731

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3 star rating
Formally the home of Beatrix Potter, this listed home is set on a private road in an elevated position.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Geordie’s Byre ref: CC524067

near Comrie and Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£345-£706

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4 star rating
Offering sumptuous accommodation, this single-storey cottage is surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife.
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    2
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    0
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    1
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    1
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Mackintosh ref: S4419

Rannoch, Pitlochry, , Perthshire & Stirling

£247-£680

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3 star rating
Delightful cottage on working farm with balcony giving superb countryside views, fishing on 11.5 miles of loch frontage.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Burnside Cottage ref: UK5097

Camserney, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£406-£989

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3 star rating
Enjoy a welcoming stay in this traditional stone built cottage, an ideal base for a family to discover Perthshire and Stirling.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Bothy ref: CC524060

Bridge of Earn near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£320-£644

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4 star rating
Enjoy the beautiful scenery or venture out to many local attractions. Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Boatland Cottage ref: W3047

Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£356-£835

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4 star rating
Set in a secluded mature garden on the banks of the River Taym, this property is ideal for exploring Perthshire.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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4 Rosemount Cottages ref: UK5149

Rosemount, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£417-£985

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4 star rating
A delightful property just 2 miles from one of the largest towns in Perthshire, Blairgowrie, which is the gateway to Glenshee which caters for year-round sports including skiing, golfing and paragliding!
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Brewlands Estate - Croft End Cottage ref: SPPX

Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£424-£1144

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5 star rating
On the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, this is an ideal base for those who enjoy wildlife.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Old Kirk ref: CC524008

Dalguise near Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£440-£1339

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3 star rating
A charming renovated church located in the  quiet hamlet of Dalguise, with views from the garden of Tay Valley and Tay Forest Park.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Orchard Lodge ref: UXR

Alloa, near Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£752-£2058

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4 star rating
Boasting seven bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities, this large property is a fantastic holiday base for large groups or families to enjoy.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    7
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Mill House ref: CC524037

Glenfarg, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

£444-£934

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4 star rating
Renovated to a superior standard with stunning views across open farmland to the Lomond Hills.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Highland Heather Lodges - Glen Lednoch ref: CC524071

Comrie near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£655-£1073

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4 star rating
This contemporary lodge enjoys open views from the lounge. Relax in your very own hot tub or explore the 10 acres of woodland onsite.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Strathisla Farm Cottages- Osprey Cottage ref: UZQ

Meigle, Perthshire & Stirling

£378-£749

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4 star rating
In the heart of rural Perthshire, Osprey Cottage is an ideal base for exploring Central Scotland and the Highlands.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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