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.

Keltneyburn Holiday Cottages - The Knock ref: SSAU

Keltneyburn, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£429-£875

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Keltneyburn Holiday Cottages - The Knock
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Enjoy the peace and tranquility at this holiday property, located in the heart of Highland Perthshire.
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The Quaich ref: SYYT

Fearnan, by Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£677-£1232

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4 star rating
Enjoy this superb lochside property, with access to a shingle beach with fishing rights.
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    3
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Apple Cottage ref: SXXB

Forgandenny, Perthshire & Stirling

£312-£698

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This beautifully decorated, romantic holiday cottage enjoys a tranquil location between the River Earn and the Ochil Hills.
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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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Rathlin Coach House ref: 28869

Comrie, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£474-£842

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Set in a pretty village, close to local amenities, this is a great property for exploring the Crieff area.
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    2
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Strathisla Farm Cottages - Curlew Cottage ref: SYYJ

Meigle, Perthshire & Stirling

£403-£848

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Curlew Cottage is a great property for that romantic break, and is complete with a wood-burning stove and roll-top bath.
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Edengrove ref: UK5351

Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£685-£1804

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Close to Loch Tay and Pitlochry, Edengrove makes a great base for your family holiday and enjoying all that Perthshire has to offer.
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    4
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    2
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Dunvarlich House ref: SBBZ

Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£1275-£2892

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5 star rating
This spacious 19th century house is a great base for families, complete with a cinema room and music room.
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    5
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Ben Hennie ref: CC524068

near Comrie and Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£345-£709

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4 star rating
After a day exploring this fantastic area, come back and relax infront of the wood burner and enjoy the views.
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The Cottage ref: SZZH

Bankfoot, near Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£426-£957

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4 star rating
This 300-year-old cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside, which can be explored on foot or by bike.
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    4
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    1
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    2
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Rannoch ref: 7830

St Fillans, Perthshire & Stirling

£300-£719

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Rannoch is in the pretty village of St Fillans, ideally located for exploring the Trossachs National Park.
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    5
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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Sitting in Clover ref: W43225

Killiecrankie, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£336-£739

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Just 4 miles from Pitlochry, this detached holiday lodge is ideal for exploring this scenic part of the Highlands.
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    2
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New Cottage ref: UK5091

Fortingall, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£422-£937

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A delightful semi-detached cottage in the Highland Perthshire village of Fortingall and within walking distance of the famous Fortingall Yew Tree and the shores of Loch Tay.
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Fiona’s Cottage ref: CC524077

Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£454-£1032

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4 star rating
Situated in the beautiful Perthshire with it lochs and glens, hills and mountains and spectacular scenery, perfect for families.
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    8
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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The Hayloft ref: UNW

Kinross, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£391-£916

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The Hayloft is located in a rural area with plenty of attractions locally for all ages.
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