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.

Cluny ref: UK5223

Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£384-£634

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Set on a hillside overlooking the Strathtay Valley and with Aberfeldy within easy walking distance this lodge is the perfect base for exploring ’the whitewater capital’ of the UK.
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Juniper Cottage ref: 23593

Dunblane, near Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£318-£653

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In a peaceful, rural setting, this property is only 2 miles from historic Dunblane, with shops, restaurants and a cathedral.
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    2
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Thistle Cottage ref: UK5317

Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£436-£861

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This cosy property is perfect for couples and small families, with a plethora of activities and attractions close by you’ll never be stuck for things to do.
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Brae Cottage ref: UKC1408

Monzie, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£0-£1140

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This detached cottage is set in a secluded location within the Monzie Estate, and is the perfect place for a romantic getaway.
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Carmichael Farmhouse ref: UK5204

Longforgan, near Dundee, Perthshire & Stirling

£739-£1559

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Situated on the owner’s working farm, this holiday home is the perfect rural escape for you and your family and friends.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Cairns ref: SZZB

New Alyth, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£585-£1225

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Golf, walking and riding can be enjoyed from this holiday apartment, set in 2 acres of grounds with a pond.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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Corbie Lynn ref: 30818

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£1133-£2585

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A larger family property ideal for discovering this beautiful area of Scotland and the Highlands, with activities for all.
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    11
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Westervale ref: UK5045

near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£494-£1140

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Relax and enjoy the views from this detached cottage, which is surrounded by beautiful countryside and boasts a private hot tub and cosy open fire, perfect for any time of the year.
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Crieff Armoury ref: CC524048

Crieff, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

£331-£734

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Stunning apartment in the heart of the lovely market town of Crieff in Perthshire
 
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Tigh na Allt Holiday Cottages - The Ordie ref: UK5356

Bankfoot, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£455-£972

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This first floor apartment has stunning views over the surrounding countryside and is the ideal location for walking and cycling.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The White House ref: B5715

Moulin, Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£332-£900

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On the ourskirts of Pitlochry, this traditional cottage offers a comfortanle base for exploring this stunning area.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Clover Cottage ref: UK5339

Stanley, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£503-£1174

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For keen fishermen, the River Tay is just 220 yards away from this beautiful cottage, or why not explore Perth, Stirling and Edinburgh.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Osprey Hideways - Barn Owl Cottage ref: 27941

Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£366-£822

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Located in a peaceful setting, this property is 4 miles from Stirling and within easy driving distance of Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow.
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  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Brae View ref: UK5347

Alyth, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£509-£1130

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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!
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Hillside Well Cottage ref: SYYN

Newton of Balcanquhal, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£599-£1343

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Enjoy breathtaking views from this property, which is just a 45-minute drive from Edinburgh and its attractions.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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