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.

Ochil Cottage ref: CC524003

Bannockburn near Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£332-£874

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A detached cottage which sits on the edge of semi rural Bannockburn.
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Carmichael Farmhouse ref: UK5204

Longforgan, near Dundee, Perthshire & Stirling

£739-£776

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Situated on the owner’s working farm, this holiday home is the perfect rural escape for you and your family and friends.
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    10
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    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Shielhill Bothy ref: UTE

Stanley, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£385-£921

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4 star rating
This unique, upside-down cottage is located only 5 miles away from Perth with its myriad of sights and activities.
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    2
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Tigh Nan Allt ref: UK5166

Camserney, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£346-£733

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An ideal property for exploring Perthshire’s compelling scenery, Tigh Nan Allt is a great home from home for spending the holidays for families of four.
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    1
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    2
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Earnside Cottage ref: S4510

Comrie, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

£531-£1083

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3 star rating
Delightful cottage with riverside setting, just a few minutes from golf course, the Munros are within easy reach.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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The Inn Cottages - Inn Cottage ref: 19910

Muckhart, near Gleneagles, Perthshire & Stirling

£275-£706

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With ground floor facilities and an enclosed garden, this property is ideal for a family holiday, discovering the beautiful Devon Valley.
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    6
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    2
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    1
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Tarken Lodge ref: UK5428

St Fillans, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£388-£687

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Enjoy stunning views from this detached lodge, which also boasts a whirlpool bath and a delightful woodland garden.
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    2
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Highland Heather Lodges - Ruchil ref: CC524069

Comrie near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£578-£23038

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Enjoy the early morning views of the mountains from the comfort of your bed in this luxury timber lodge.
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    2
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Gatehouse Cottage ref: 19664

Killiechonan Loch Rannoch, Perthshire & Stirling

£594-£620

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3 star rating
Peacefully located cottage with stunning scenary, an abundance of wildlife and own private beach.
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    2
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    1
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The Inn Cottages - The Bothy ref: 23272

Muckhart, near Gleneagles, Perthshire & Stirling

£301-£678

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4 star rating
This property is located in Muckhart, near Gleneagles, and is not far away from the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Hatton Cottages - Heather Croft ref: 26213

Dunkeld, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£346-£922

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4 star rating
Set in peaceful woodland, this detached property offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Bracken Log Cabin ref: S4468

Glenfarg, , Perthshire & Stirling

£583-£1203

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These three authentic roundwood log cabins in a stunning location in the heart of Scotland boast elevated unspoiled views
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    2
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Lyon ref: UK5221

Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£344-£584

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Whether you are looking for traditional culture, thrilling outdoor adventure or stunning scenery, Lyon is the perfect base.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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Number Seven ref: CC524001

Scone near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£349-£679

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3 star rating
Quietly situated on the outskirts of the welcoming village of Scone, this well appointed semi-detached bungalow offers delightful holiday accommodation.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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The Arns Cottage ref: SUUF

Near Auchterarder, Perthshire & Stirling

£389-£957

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This converted stable is ideal for break all year, with a courtyard for alfresco dining and an open fire for the cooler evenings.
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    2
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