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.

Ashknowe Log Cabin ref: S4590

Glenfarg, , Perthshire & Stirling

£583-£1203

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Ashknowe Log Cabin
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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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The Bothy ref: UK5147

Glenalmond, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£426-£616

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Blissfully set within the owner’s 350-acre estate with stunning views of the surrounding mountains yet within easy reach of Perth.
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Dalbeathie Cottage ref: SPPL

Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£444-£826

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Set in an 8-acre estate, this villa for 4 has a multi-fuel burner and easy access to Dunkeld.
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Tullibole Castle Longhouse ref: SMMH

Crook of Devon, Perthshire & Stirling

£304-£619

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This unique holiday cottage set in the grounds of Tullibole Castle offers luxurious accommodation in an idyllic location.
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Osprey Hideaways - Peregrine Cottage ref: 27938

Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£366-£823

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This property is surrounded by magnificent and peaceful rural scenery, overlooking a private 120-acre loch.
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    2
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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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Hardilands Cottage ref: UKC1784

Bothkennar, near Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£873-£1989

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Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the stunning views, this beautiful detached property provides everything you need for a luxury break away.
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Foxlands Cottage ref: UAS

Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£388-£978

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4 star rating
Visitors can enjoy free membership for a local country club, which offers use of an indoor heated swimming pool and more!
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    3
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Oak Lodge ref: 28827

St Fillans, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£539-£1361

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This single-storey property is in a perfect location to explore the Trossachs National Park.
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Betty’s Corner ref: UKC103

St Fillans, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£354-£733

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Surrounded by magnificent scenery within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this architect designed cottage provides the perfect rural retreat.
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Osprey Hideaways - Kestrel Cottage ref: 27937

Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£324-£677

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4 star rating
Overlooking a private 120-acre loch, this property is located just 4 miles away form the centre of Stirling.
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The Old Coach House ref: CC524079

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£499-£23038

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Located above the pretty town of Pitlochry, this holiday property boasts stunning views of the Perthshire countryside.
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    2
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Strathisla Farm Cottages- Islabank Farmhouse ref: SAAP

Meigle, Perthshire & Stirling

£459-£1225

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This spacious farmhouse makes an base for a family holiday in the Strathmore area.
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3 Rosemount Cottages ref: UK5148

Rosemount, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£370-£867

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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.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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White Wisp ref: 26123

Kinross, Perthshire & Stirling

£301-£683

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White Wisp is a perfect touring base, with its wonderful scenary and easy access to Edinburgh and Perth.
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