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.

Cluny ref: UK5223

Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£384-£634
4 star rating
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Set on a hillside overlooking the Strathtay Valley and with Aberfeldy within easy walking distance this lodge is the perfect base for exploring ’the whitewater capital’ of the UK.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lyon ref: UK5221

Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£344-£598
4 star rating
Whether you are looking for traditional culture, thrilling outdoor adventure or stunning scenery, Lyon is the perfect base.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old Mill Cottage ref: CC524043

Craigforth, Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£289-£584
3 star rating
On the banks of the river Forth only a mile from the historic town of Stirling
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hatton Cottages - The But ‘n’ Ben ref: 28139

Dunkeld, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£289-£667
4 star rating
This converted barn offers a nice, romantic base from which to explore this great area.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Brewlands Estate - Brewlands Cottage ref: SDDB

Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£505-£1313
5 star rating
Set on a 4,500 Highland estate, there are a number of passtimes available on site.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Lick Estate - Farragon Cottage ref: UKC577

Foss, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£412-£834
4 star rating
Surrounded by some 2000 acres of woodland, meadowland and open hills, this property is simply ideal for couples that love the great Scottish outdoors.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lilac Cottage ref: 24908

Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£283-£691
3 star rating
This traditional cottage is just a minutes walk from Crieff town centre and ideally located for exploring the area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Fiona’s Cottage ref: CC524077

Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£384-£1075
4 star rating
Situated in the beautiful Perthshire with it lochs and glens, hills and mountains and spectacular scenery, perfect for families.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
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Bracken Log Cabin ref: S4468

Glenfarg, , Perthshire & Stirling

£583-£1203
4 star rating
These three authentic roundwood log cabins in a stunning location in the heart of Scotland boast elevated unspoiled views
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Shielgreen ref: W40897

Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£326-£740
4 star rating
Located in the village of Blairgowrie, close to Glen Isla and Glen Shee, this holiday property makes the ideal base.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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The Inn Cottages - The Bothy ref: 23272

Muckhart, near Gleneagles, Perthshire & Stirling

£301-£678
4 star rating
This property is located in Muckhart, near Gleneagles, and is not far away from the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Strathisla Farm Cottages- Islabank Farmhouse ref: SAAP

Meigle, Perthshire & Stirling

£438-£1203
4 star rating
This spacious farmhouse makes an base for a family holiday in the Strathmore area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Number Seven ref: CC524001

Scone near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£349-£679
3 star rating
Quietly situated on the outskirts of the welcoming village of Scone, this well appointed semi-detached bungalow offers delightful holiday accommodation.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Windywhistle Cottage ref: 30353

Madderty, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£327-£803
4 star rating
Peacefully set in the Perthshire countryside, with easy access to Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Oak Lodge ref: 28827

St Fillans, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£539-£1437
4 star rating
This single-storey property is in a perfect location to explore the Trossachs National Park.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI