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.

Ochtertyre Luxury Holiday Cottages - Brackenhill Cottage

5 star rating

Ochtertyre, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£2295-£4675

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Ochtertyre, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

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£2295-£4675

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Earnside Cottage

3 star rating

Comrie, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£549-£765

3 star rating
Comrie, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

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£549-£765

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Braidhaugh Holiday Park - River Hideouts The Ericht

4 star rating

Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Stirling Central Apartment

4 star rating

Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£618-£760

4 star rating
Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

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£618-£760

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Highland Heather Lodges - Earn

4 star rating

Comrie near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£635-£696

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Comrie near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

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£635-£696

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Geordie’s Byre

4 star rating

near Comrie and Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£369-£835

4 star rating
near Comrie and Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

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£369-£835

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Heron Cottage

4 star rating

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£1162-£1162

4 star rating
Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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£1162-£1162

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Brewlands Estate - Clover Cottage

5 star rating

Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£0-£814

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Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

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£0-£814

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Cluny

4 star rating

Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£555-£1565

4 star rating
Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

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£555-£1565

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Clover Holidays - Cliff View

4 star rating

Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£0-£0

4 star rating
Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Wee Ben

3 star rating

Blair Atholl near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£415-£1489

3 star rating
Blair Atholl near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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£415-£1489

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Thistle Lodge

4 star rating

Auchterarder, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£589-£915

4 star rating
Auchterarder, Perthshire & Stirling

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£589-£915

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Princeland Cottages - Reidochie

4 star rating

Coupar Angus, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£1075-£2049

4 star rating
Coupar Angus, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

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£1075-£2049

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Riverside Lodge

4 star rating

Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£555-£1345

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Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

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£555-£1345

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Birkenwood Cottage

4 star rating

Kippen, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£389-£719

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Kippen, Perthshire & Stirling

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£389-£719

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1