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.

Gatehouse Cottage ref: 19664

Killiechonan Loch Rannoch, Perthshire & Stirling

£288-£637
3 star rating
Gatehouse Cottage
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Peacefully located cottage with stunning scenary, an abundance of wildlife and own private beach.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ptarmigan Cottage ref: S36

Kincraigie, By Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£367-£672
4 star rating
Set in a pretty hamlet, yet within easy driving distance of Dunkeld and Perth, there is something for everyone.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Glowry Cottage ref: CC524083

Gilmerton near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£564-£879
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

Wee Ben ref: CC524087

Blair Atholl near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£392-£769
3 star rating
Located in the pretty village of Blair Atholl, discover the wonders of Perthshire and the Cairngorms, or relax and unwind at this stunning holiday property.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Creag Eilid ref: 27266

Grandtully, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£345-£997
4 star rating
In the heard of the Tay Valley, there is plenty to do in the area including skiing, golf, fishing and hill walking.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cart Shed ref: CC524036

Glenfarg, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

£329-£559
4 star rating
Newly renovated to a superior standard with stunning views across open farmland to the Lomond Hills
 
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Jackdaws ref: SWWV

St Fillans, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£353-£733
4 star rating
This property is easily accessible for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, and Perth is only a 40-minute drive.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SUN

Glebe Cottage ref: SGR

Scone, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£369-£937
4 star rating
Glebe Cottage is ideal for a family break, with a children’s play area and a great base for exploring the area.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Brae View ref: UK5347

Alyth, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£485-£1130
4 star rating
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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!
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Ochil Cottage ref: CC524003

Bannockburn near Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£344-£874
3 star rating
A detached cottage which sits on the edge of semi rural Bannockburn.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Burnside ref: S4679

Glenalmond, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£557-£1265
4 star rating
Situated in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Burnside enjoys panoramic views across to the Sma Glen and Buchanty Hill.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Keltneyburn Holiday Cottages - The Knock ref: SSAU

Keltneyburn, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£382-£875
4 star rating
Enjoy the peace and tranquility at this holiday property, located in the heart of Highland Perthshire.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Craig Mhor Cottage ref: CC524014

Fortingall near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£359-£679
0 star rating
Detached single storey cottage for 4 set in the heart of the picturesque village of Fortingall
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Yarra Cottage ref: UKC1210

Dunblane, Perthshire & Stirling

£503-£935
4 star rating
Nestled close to the picturesque town of Dunblane, Yarra Cottage is ideal for a relaxing holiday yet within close reach of local amenities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Foxlands Cottage ref: UAS

Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£391-£997
4 star rating
Visitors can enjoy free membership for a local country club, which offers use of an indoor heated swimming pool and more!
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT