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.

Geordie’s Byre ref: CC524067

near Comrie and Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£345-£701

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Offering sumptuous accommodation, this single-storey cottage is surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife.
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Brae View ref: UK5347

Alyth, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£494-£1185

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From musical entertainment to walking in the great outdoors, guests of Brae View will not be short of something to do!
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    3
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Bramble Cottage ref: 19877

Meigle, Perthshire & Stirling

£335-£830

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Bramble Cottage is a spacious property with walking, golf and skiing all within easy reach.
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River Cottage ref: SGGO

Enochdhu, Perthshire & Stirling

£401-£861

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Enjoy a peaceful holiday at this cottage, which is surrounded by beautiful countryside and plenty of walking opportunities.
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Westervale ref: UK5045

near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£514-£1189

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Relax and enjoy the views from this detached cottage, which is surrounded by beautiful countryside and boasts a private hot tub and cosy open fire, perfect for any time of the year.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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Creag Eilid ref: 27266

Grandtully, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£328-£970

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In the heard of the Tay Valley, there is plenty to do in the area including skiing, golf, fishing and hill walking.
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    3
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Westerton Lodge ref: SRRH

Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£291-£785

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With shared use of 20-acre grounds, and many places to see in the area, this is great for that romantic break.
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Eagle Neuk ref: 30219

Auchterarder, near Gleneagles, Perthshire & Stirling

£368-£908

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Located in an ideal spot for exploring Perthshire’s countryside whilst enjoying Scottish town life
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Cuil an Daraich ref: UK5407

Logierait, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£373-£758

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Ideally suited to four guests, this ground floor apartment commands spectacular views and offers a relaxing base for your holiday in Perthshire.
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Lick Estate - Tummel Cottage ref: UKC576

Foss, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£469-£843

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Situated amidst 2000 acres of natural Highland grounds, this Scottish cottage features a traditional atmosphere with a few contemporary luxuries.
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Kingfisher Cottage ref: 23150

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£363-£980

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With private fishing available from a jetty on the River Tummel, this property offers that relaxing break from it all.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Keltneyburn Holiday Cottages - The Steading ref: SSAV

Keltneyburn, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£822-£1922

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Come and relax in your own hot tub in beautiful surroundings, enjoy lovely walks, or have fun in the games room at this holiday property.
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    4
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Stewart ref: S4420

Rannoch, Pitlochry, , Perthshire & Stirling

£257-£739

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Comfortable cottage on working farm with pets’ corner wtih Shetland ponies, guinea pigs, rabbits and Jacobe sheep.
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    2
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Viewlands Cottage ref: 27883

Rattray, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£278-£525

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Viewlands Cottage is in the heart of Perthshire, making it an ideal base for exploring the area.
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    1
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Hillside Well Cottage ref: SYYN

Newton of Balcanquhal, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£558-£1408

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Enjoy breathtaking views from this property, which is just a 45-minute drive from Edinburgh and its attractions.
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  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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