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.

Garden Cottage ref: UZH

Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£363-£758
4 star rating
Garden Cottage
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This holiday property nestles on a wooded hillside in a south-facing position overlooking Birnam Hill and Dunkeld Cathedral.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tawny Cottage ref: CC524054

Wester Essendy near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£391-£748
4 star rating
Nestled in open countryside with fabulous hot tub 3 miles from Blairgowrie in Perthshire
 
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Rannoch ref: UK5222

Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£384-£634
4 star rating
Rannoch, a pretty detached lodge has spectacular views and is set behind Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, perfect for any whisky enthusiasts!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Osprey Hideaways - Osprey Cottage ref: 27939

Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£320-£670
4 star rating
You will be welcomed to a bottle of champagne, fresh fruit and flowers on arrival, as well as bathrobes and slippers!
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Fochy Cottage ref: UNV

Kinross, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£381-£916
4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

3 Rosemount Cottages ref: UK5148

Rosemount, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£362-£867
4 star rating
Discover this delightful semi-detached holiday cottage in the heart of rural Perthshire with a wood burner in the living room and extensive views from the garden.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Osprey Hideaways - Peregrine Cottage ref: 27938

Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£370-£866
4 star rating
This property is surrounded by magnificent and peaceful rural scenery, overlooking a private 120-acre loch.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Stag’s View Lodge ref: 30427

Calvine, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£621-£1679
4 star rating
Peacefully located with beautiful views, this detached cottage is perfect for an active holiday.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Over Blairish Cottage ref: UKC730

Keltneyburn, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£438-£804
4 star rating
This beautifully situated property is the perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the magnificent area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Brewlands Estate - Clover Cottage ref: UNH

Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£371-£837
5 star rating
With views over the Grampians, this property makes a perfect base for a romantic retreat.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Glenearn Estate - Glenearn Lodge ref: STTD

Bridge of Earn, Perthshire & Stirling

£343-£702
4 star rating
With its peaceful location, walks for all levels close by and fishing locally, this is a great spot for a relaxing break.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Corbie Lynn ref: 30818

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£1064-£2585
4 star rating
A larger family property ideal for discovering this beautiful area of Scotland and the Highlands, with activities for all.
  • Sleeps
    11
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Carmichael Farmhouse ref: UK5204

Longforgan, near Dundee, Perthshire & Stirling

£739-£1559
4 star rating
Situated on the owner’s working farm, this holiday home is the perfect rural escape for you and your family and friends.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Brewlands Estate - Croft End Cottage ref: SPPX

Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£424-£1144
5 star rating
On the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, this is an ideal base for those who enjoy wildlife.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

4 Rosemount Cottages ref: UK5149

Rosemount, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£383-£985
4 star rating
A delightful property just 2 miles from one of the largest towns in Perthshire, Blairgowrie, which is the gateway to Glenshee which caters for year-round sports including skiing, golfing and paragliding!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI