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.

Orchard Lodge ref: UXR

Alloa, near Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£742-£2226

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4 star rating
Orchard Lodge
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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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    FRI

Highland Heather Lodges - Earn ref: CC524070

Comrie near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£578-£23038

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4 star rating
Enjoy the early morning views of the mountains from the comfort of your bed in this luxury timber lodge with private hot tub and Wi-Fi.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Tigh na Allt Holiday Cottages - The Garry ref: UK5357

Bankfoot, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£391-£762

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4 star rating
With historic castles, stately homes and whisky distilleries nearby, The Garry is ideally situated for exploring Perthshire.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Hatton Cottages - Osprey Cottage ref: 15885

Dunkeld, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£330-£880

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4 star rating
Just 2½ miles from Dunkeld, there is an abundance of history and heritage to explore.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Armadale ref: 18862

Braco, near Dunblane, Perthshire & Stirling

£224-£481

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3 star rating
Centrally located for this region of Scotland, it is perfect for visiting Gleneagles and the Trossachs.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

River Cottage ref: SGGO

Enochdhu, Perthshire & Stirling

£389-£862

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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

Hatton Cottages - Heather Croft ref: 26213

Dunkeld, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£356-£922

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4 star rating
Set in peaceful woodland, this detached property offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Balgersho Garden Cottage ref: SSAT

Coupar Angus, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£364-£872

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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

Brims Cottage ref: UK5173

Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£402-£919

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3 star rating
Situated in the heart of Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire on the River Tay, Brims Cottage provides warm and homely holiday accommodation with compelling views from the living room.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Bothy ref: UK5147

Glenalmond, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£426-£612

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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

Bramble Cottage ref: 19877

Meigle, Perthshire & Stirling

£323-£830

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4 star rating
Bramble Cottage is a spacious property with walking, golf and skiing all within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Tullibole Castle Longhouse ref: SMMH

Crook of Devon, Perthshire & Stirling

£304-£619

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4 star rating
This unique holiday cottage set in the grounds of Tullibole Castle offers luxurious accommodation in an idyllic location.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Glowry Cottage ref: CC524083

Gilmerton near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£0-£578

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4 star rating
Situated in a rural location, this property makes for the perfect base to find peace, far away from the busy city life.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

3 Rosemount Cottages ref: UK5148

Rosemount, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£382-£889

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4 star rating
Discover this delightful semi-detached holiday cottage in the heart of rural Perthshire with a wood burner in the living room and extensive views from the garden.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT