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.

Glebe Cottage ref: SGR

Scone, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£330-£1063

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Glebe Cottage
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Glebe Cottage is ideal for a family break, with a children’s play area and a great base for exploring the area.
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    2
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    2
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Afton ref: UK5601

Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£524-£1256

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After a day exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, enjoy a glass of delicious locally produced whisky in the comfort of this cosy holiday bungalow.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Shielgreen ref: W40897

Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£335-£761

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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
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hatton Lodge ref: UK5575

Near Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

£0-£844

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4 star rating
Relax on the decking of this cosy holiday lodge and admire the idyllic views of the surrounding Perthshire countryside.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Braehead Cottage ref: CC523009

St.Fillans, Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£459-£869

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3 star rating
A traditional stone built property which sits at the east end of Loch Earn with wonderful mountain views
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Brewlands Estate - Clover Cottage ref: UNH

Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

£403-£942

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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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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Hillside Well Cottage ref: SYYN

Newton of Balcanquhal, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

£524-£606

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4 star rating
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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Rossie Cottage ref: UK5655

Auchterarder, near Gleneagles Village, Perthshire & Stirling

£360-£969

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Just off the Auchterarder high street, the lovely detached Rossie Cottage is perfect for small families or couples looking to explore Perthshire.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Chapelburn ref: UK5654

Fearnan, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

£1976-£4006

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With stunning views over Loch Tay, Chapelburn is in the perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts to explore The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Smiddy Cottage ref: CC524027

Tulliemet, Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

£359-£709

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Smiddy Cottage is perfect for a romantic break in the countryside.
 
 
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Ballingall Cottage ref: SKKP

Milnathort, Kinross, Perthshire & Stirling

£430-£1025

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Ballingall Cottage is in our baby & toddler friendly scheme and enjoys a shared children’s play area.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Mill Cottage ref: CC524043

Craigforth, Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£318-£609

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3 star rating
On the banks of the river Forth only a mile from the historic town of Stirling
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Highland Heather Lodges - Glen Lednoch ref: CC524071

Comrie near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

£670-£1350

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This contemporary lodge enjoys open views from the lounge. Relax in your very own hot tub or explore the 10 acres of woodland onsite.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Osprey Hideaways - Osprey Cottage ref: 27939

Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

£359-£687

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This single storey property welcomes you with a bottle of champagne, fresh fruit and flowers on arrival, as well as bathrobes and slippers!
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Ledlanet Lodge ref: CC524041

Ledlanet, near Kinross, Perthshire & Stirling

£459-£529

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3 star rating
Detached lodge situated at the entrance of a 650 ha estate near Kinross in Perthshire.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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