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.

Golland Cottage ref: CC524058

Carnbo, Kinross, Perthshire & Stirling

£399-£862
4 star rating
Golland Cottage
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Detached bungalow for 6 nestling beside a working farm near Kinross in Perthshire
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Balgersho Garden Cottage ref: SSAT

Coupar Angus, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£392-£856
4 star rating
In the heart of Perthshire with a wood-burning stove and 12-acres of grounds, this detached Canadian cottage is just perfect!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Watergate ref: CC524081

Blairlogie near Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£319-£582
3 star rating
A quaint holiday cottage in a nice and quiet area, the perfect property for a romantic getaway any time of the year.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Birks Cottage ref: UK5035

Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£333-£590
3 star rating
Birks Cottage is a traditional apartment in the heart of Aberfeldy, a lively market town situated on Scotland’s longest river, the River Tay.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Coach House ref: 24024

Birnam, near Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£316-£773
3 star rating
Formally the home of Beatrix Potter, this listed home is set on a private road in an elevated position.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Highland Heather Lodges - Ruchil ref: CC524069

Comrie near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£578-£23038
4 star rating
Enjoy the early morning views of the mountains from the comfort of your bed in this luxury timber lodge.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Mackintosh ref: S4419

Rannoch, Pitlochry, , Perthshire & Stirling

£247-£680
3 star rating
Delightful cottage on working farm with balcony giving superb countryside views, fishing on 11.5 miles of loch frontage.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tigh Na Bruaich ref: SYW

Keltneyburn, by Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£448-£1264
4 star rating
This cosy holiday retreat has its own large enclosed garden and it boasts glorious views over Ben Lawers and Schiehallion.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Mill House ref: CC524037

Glenfarg, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

£391-£934
4 star rating
Renovated to a superior standard with stunning views across open farmland to the Lomond Hills.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tulchan Lodge ref: 28822

Glenalmond, Perthshire & Stirling

£1665-£2292
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

Mill Cottage ref: SZZJ

Comrie, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£486-£1142
4 star rating
Boasting a cosy wood burner and large garden, this detached cottage is perfect for year-round holidays.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

White Wisp ref: 26123

Kinross, Perthshire & Stirling

£301-£683
4 star rating
White Wisp is a perfect touring base, with its wonderful scenary and easy access to Edinburgh and Perth.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

River Cottage ref: SGGO

Enochdhu, Perthshire & Stirling

£397-£873
4 star rating
Enjoy a peaceful holiday at this cottage, which is surrounded by beautiful countryside and plenty of walking opportunities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Old Stones Cottage ref: CC524075

Burnfoot near Gleneagles, Perthshire & Stirling

£539-£925
4 star rating
Set in the heart of Scotland with many opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as hillwalking straight from the cottage door.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Sitting in Clover ref: W43225

Killiecrankie, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£336-£768
3 star rating
Just 4 miles from Pitlochry, this detached holiday lodge is ideal for exploring this scenic part of the Highlands.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT