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.

Highland Heather Lodges - Earn ref: CC524070

Comrie near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£578-£23038

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4 star rating
Highland Heather Lodges - Earn
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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.
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Campbell ref: S4421

Rannoch, Pitlochry, , Perthshire & Stirling

£257-£739

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3 star rating
Countryside cottage on working farm, with panoramic views over Loch Rannoch, great location for walkes and cylclists.
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    5
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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1 Ivy Cottage ref: CC524030

Abernethy near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£354-£840

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3 star rating
Originally a weaver’s cottage, this lovely stone built holiday property is perfect for golf enthusiasts, with 20 golf courses within easy driving distance.
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    2
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    2
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Dalbeathie Cottage ref: SPPL

Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£459-£865

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4 star rating
Set in an 8-acre estate, this villa for 4 has a multi-fuel burner and easy access to Dunkeld.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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    2
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St. Fink Farm House ref: SZZA

Rattray, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£1133-£2664

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On the site of an ancient burial ground, discover Pictish ruins, castles, cairns and standing stones during your stay at this luxurious farmhouse.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Elm Cottage ref: UK5189

Falkirk, Perthshire & Stirling

£518-£1194

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4 star rating
Ideally located for exploring Falkirk’s unique Kelpies and Wheel with Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling nearby, and miles of walking and cycling along the John Muir Way.
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    6
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    1
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    3
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    2
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Mid Balchandy - The Bothy ref: UKC1651

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£689-£1350

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The Bothy at Mid Balchandy is the perfect place in which to enjoy a romantic break - a five star, luxury offering.
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    1
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Ballingall Cottage ref: SKKP

Milnathort, Kinross, Perthshire & Stirling

£418-£996

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4 star rating
Ballingall Cottage is in our baby & toddler friendly scheme and enjoys a shared children’s play aera.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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Steading Cottage ref: CC524002

Glenfarg, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£339-£624

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4 star rating
This traditional stone cottage was once part of a farm steading, which has been successfully converted to provide holiday accommodation to an excellent standard.
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    0
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    2
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    1
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Braemar Cottage ref: UK5179

Guildtown, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£457-£1065

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4 star rating
This holiday cottage boasts a warm and homely ambience, which is ideal for families and couples alike.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Keltneyburn Holiday Cottages - The Knock ref: SSAU

Keltneyburn, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£436-£858

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4 star rating
Enjoy the peace and tranquility at this holiday property, located in the heart of Highland Perthshire.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Strathisla Farm Cottages- Osprey Cottage ref: UZQ

Meigle, Perthshire & Stirling

£364-£776

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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
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    2
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    2
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    2
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The White House ref: B5715

Moulin, Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£336-£915

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2 star rating
On the ourskirts of Pitlochry, this traditional cottage offers a comfortanle base for exploring this stunning area.
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    6
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    2
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    3
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    2
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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
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    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.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
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    1
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