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.

Viewlands Cottage ref: 27883

Rattray, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£256-£523
3 star rating
Viewlands Cottage
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Viewlands Cottage is in the heart of Perthshire, making it an ideal base for exploring the area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ben Hennie ref: CC524068

near Comrie and Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£293-£711
4 star rating
After a day exploring this fantastic area, come back and relax infront of the wood burner and enjoy the views.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cairns ref: SZZB

New Alyth, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£581-£1225
4 star rating
Golf, walking and riding can be enjoyed from this holiday apartment, set in 2 acres of grounds with a pond.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Glen View ref: 29576

Glenalmond, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£587-£1296
4 star rating
This lodge is an ideal base from which to explore central Scotland, enjoying panoramic views across to the Sma Glen.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Laguna Cottage ref: UK5099

near Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£610-£1465
4 star rating
Laguna Cottage sits within a well-tended garden and woodland with the famous River Tay very close by, providing exceptional salmon fishing.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Riverdell ref: UK5008

near Bridge of Cally, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£301-£629
4 star rating
A first floor apartment in the beautiful surroundings of rural Perthshire with a river flowing past and a large enclosed garden from which to enjoy it.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hayloft ref: UK5146

Glenalmond, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£426-£686
3 star rating
Situated in splendid isolation, surrounded by fields and with lovely views all around. Explore the large estate or take day trips to Perth, Stirling or Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Clochridgestone Cottage ref: CC524044

Glenfarg, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

£459-£934
0 star rating
Beautifully appointed detached cottage commanding uninterrupted views towards the Lomond Hills
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Cottage ref: SZZH

Bankfoot, near Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£445-£957
4 star rating
This 300-year-old cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside, which can be explored on foot or by bike.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Garden Cottage ref: 25807

Aberfeldy, near Edinburgh, Perthshire & Stirling

£378-£1072
4 star rating
Set in the griynds of Castle Menzies, it is in a great location for exploring Perthshire.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Braemar Cottage ref: UK5179

Guildtown, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£452-£1103
4 star rating
This holiday cottage boasts a warm and homely ambience, which is ideal for families and couples alike.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Hollybush Cottage ref: CC524056

Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£367-£750
3 star rating
Detached property within walking distance of the Fair City of Perth on the north side of the river Tay
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Kirkmichael House ref: SZZW

Kirkmichael, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£996-£2246
4 star rating
This larger holiday property is ideal for extended families or groups of friends to enjoy an active or relaxing time.
  • Sleeps
    11
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Schoolhouse ref: W42909

Coupar Angus, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£443-£1239
4 star rating
This property is ideal for a family holiday, equipped with a large enclosed garden and located in the heart of Strathmore.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Incheoch Granary ref: 28237

Alyth, Perthshire & Stirling

£499-£1234
4 star rating
Nestled at the foot of Glen Isla, a beautiful secluded retreat close to wildlife, yet in reach of Glamis Castle and Scone Palace.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT