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.

Avonlea ref: CC524031

Crieff, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

£339-£624

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Immaculately presented semi-detached property in the heart of Crieff – an excellent base to explore Perthshire
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Old Stones Cottage ref: CC524075

Burnfoot near Gleneagles, Perthshire & Stirling

£542-£900

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4 star rating
Set in the heart of Scotland with many opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as hillwalking straight from the cottage door.
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    2
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    2
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The Old Kirk ref: CC524008

Dalguise near Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£440-£1339

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A charming renovated church located in the  quiet hamlet of Dalguise, with views from the garden of Tay Valley and Tay Forest Park.
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    9
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    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Highland Heather Lodges - Glen Lednoch ref: CC524071

Comrie near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£655-£1073

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This contemporary lodge enjoys open views from the lounge. Relax in your very own hot tub or explore the 10 acres of woodland onsite.
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    2
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    2
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Fochy Cottage ref: UNV

Kinross, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£391-£916

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    2
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    1
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Tigh na Allt Holiday Cottages - The Garry ref: UK5357

Bankfoot, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£395-£762

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With historic castles, stately homes and whisky distilleries nearby, The Garry is ideally situated for exploring Perthshire.
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    1
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Garden Cottage ref: UZH

Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£363-£644

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4 star rating
This holiday property nestles on a wooded hillside in a south-facing position overlooking Birnam Hill and Dunkeld Cathedral.
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Brewlands Estate - Croft End Cottage ref: SPPX

Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£443-£1110

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5 star rating
On the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, this is an ideal base for those who enjoy wildlife.
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    2
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    2
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    2
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Ptarmigan Cottage ref: S36

Kincraigie, By Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£0-£792

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Set in a pretty hamlet, yet within easy driving distance of Dunkeld and Perth, there is something for everyone.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Granary Cottage ref: UK5429

Bridge of Gaur, near Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire & Stirling

£323-£768

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Set in the hamlet of Bridge of Gaur, this cottage is set in the perfect location for spotting wildlife, with deer, red squirrels and otters all found locally.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Stag’s View Lodge ref: 30427

Calvine, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£679-£1736

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4 star rating
Peacefully located with beautiful views, this detached cottage is perfect for an active holiday.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Mid Balchandy - Mid Balchandy Cottage ref: SSAB

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£859-£1741

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5 star rating
Enjoy a myriad of leisure pursuits whilst staying at this cottage, which has a welcoming ambience and views of the Strathtay Hills.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
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    2
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    2
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Betty’s Corner ref: UKC103

St Fillans, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£339-£768

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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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    1
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    1
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Brewlands Estate - Brewlands Cottage ref: SDDB

Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£513-£1377

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5 star rating
Set on a 4,500 Highland estate, there are a number of passtimes available on site.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Sheeoch ref: UKC1068

Comrie, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£443-£970

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4 star rating
Guests will be spoit for choice on places to visit, with Stirling, Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh all within easy reach.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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