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.

Glowry Cottage ref: CC524083

Gilmerton near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£564-£879

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4 star rating
Glowry Cottage
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Situated in a rural location, this property makes for the perfect base to find peace, far away from the busy city life.
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Hayloft ref: UK5146

Glenalmond, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£426-£659

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3 star rating
Situated in splendid isolation, surrounded by fields and with lovely views all around. Explore the large estate or take day trips to Perth, Stirling or Edinburgh.
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Gatehouse Cottage ref: 19664

Killiechonan Loch Rannoch, Perthshire & Stirling

£594-£620

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3 star rating
Peacefully located cottage with stunning scenary, an abundance of wildlife and own private beach.
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Bramble Cottage ref: 19877

Meigle, Perthshire & Stirling

£332-£821

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4 star rating
Bramble Cottage is a spacious property with walking, golf and skiing all within easy reach.
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Campbell ref: S4421

Rannoch, Pitlochry, , Perthshire & Stirling

£257-£739

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3 star rating
Countryside cottage on working farm, with panoramic views over Loch Rannoch, great location for walkes and cylclists.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Croftbank ref: W2954

Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£303-£718

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3 star rating
This property is located in an area rich in castles, country houses and museums, along with many walking routes and stunning scenery.
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    2
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    3
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Rannoch ref: UK5222

Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£384-£634

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4 star rating
Rannoch, a pretty detached lodge has spectacular views and is set behind Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, perfect for any whisky enthusiasts!
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Brewlands Estate - Clover Cottage ref: UNH

Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£371-£837

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5 star rating
With views over the Grampians, this property makes a perfect base for a romantic retreat.
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Windywhistle Cottage ref: 30353

Madderty, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£321-£765

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4 star rating
Peacefully set in the Perthshire countryside, with easy access to Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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Riverdell ref: UK5008

near Bridge of Cally, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£290-£629

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4 star rating
A first floor apartment in the beautiful surroundings of rural Perthshire with a river flowing past and a large enclosed garden from which to enjoy it.
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    2
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    1
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Garden Cottage ref: 25807

Aberfeldy, near Edinburgh, Perthshire & Stirling

£378-£1037

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4 star rating
Set in the griynds of Castle Menzies, it is in a great location for exploring Perthshire.
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    6
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    2
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    3
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Armadale ref: 18862

Braco, near Dunblane, Perthshire & Stirling

£224-£481

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3 star rating
Centrally located for this region of Scotland, it is perfect for visiting Gleneagles and the Trossachs.
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    3
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    2
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Foss House ref: UK5220

Foss, near Tummel Bridge, Perthshire & Stirling

£1539-£2139

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4 star rating
This beautiful detached house provides guests with a little luxury in a completely rural location; relax and unwind in the hot tub after a busy day exploring.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
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    4
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Ochil Cottage ref: CC524003

Bannockburn near Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£332-£874

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3 star rating
A detached cottage which sits on the edge of semi rural Bannockburn.
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  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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Shielhill Bothy ref: UTE

Stanley, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£377-£945

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4 star rating
This unique, upside-down cottage is located only 5 miles away from Perth with its myriad of sights and activities.
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