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.

The Inn Cottages - Inn Cottage ref: 19910

Muckhart, near Gleneagles, Perthshire & Stirling

£275-£674

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With ground floor facilities and an enclosed garden, this property is ideal for a family holiday, discovering the beautiful Devon Valley.
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L’Oasis Lodge ref: UK5224

Bridge of Tilt, Blair Atholl, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£384-£704

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Set amongst spectacular mountain scenery at the foot of Glen Tilt on the banks of the delightful River Tilt, with access to an array of on-site leisure facilities.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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Mill Cottage ref: SZZJ

Comrie, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£463-£1101

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Boasting a cosy wood burner and large garden, this detached cottage is perfect for year-round holidays.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Brims Cottage ref: UK5173

Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£423-£892

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Situated in the heart of Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire on the River Tay, Brims Cottage provides warm and homely holiday accommodation with compelling views from the living room.
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    5
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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Buchanan’s Bothy ref: CC524046

Inchyra by Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£379-£879

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Detached cottage for 4 nestling on the banks of the River Tay only 6 miles east of Perth
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Woodend Barn ref: UKC855

Auchterarder, Perthshire & Stirling

£477-£954

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    2
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    2
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Lyon ref: UK5221

Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£344-£598

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Whether you are looking for traditional culture, thrilling outdoor adventure or stunning scenery, Lyon is the perfect base.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Shielgreen ref: W40897

Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£326-£740

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Located in the village of Blairgowrie, close to Glen Isla and Glen Shee, this holiday property makes the ideal base.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Burnside ref: S4679

Glenalmond, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£557-£1265

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Situated in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Burnside enjoys panoramic views across to the Sma Glen and Buchanty Hill.
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Gardener’s Cottage ref: SSAR

Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£0-£1119

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Come stay at this grand location situated within Monzie Castle Estate, guests can enjoy learning about the estates history and roam the acres of land.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Tawny Cottage ref: CC524054

Wester Essendy near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£382-£729

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Nestled in open countryside with fabulous hot tub 3 miles from Blairgowrie in Perthshire
 
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    2
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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Mid Balchandy - Mid Balchandy Cottage ref: SSAB

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£859-£1693

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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
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Garry Cottage ref: 29629

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£553-£953

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Garry Cottage is the perfect holiday location; enjoy some great activities nearby such as golf, cycling and plenty of walking!
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
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    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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1 Ivy Cottage ref: CC524030

Abernethy near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£354-£886

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Originally a weaver’s cottage, this lovely stone built holiday property is perfect for golf enthusiasts, with 20 golf courses within easy driving distance.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Fingask Log Cabin ref: S4394

Glenfarg, , Perthshire & Stirling

£531-£1083

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These three authentic roundwood log cabins in a stunning location in the heart of Scotland boast elevated unspoiled views
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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