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.

The Coach House

3 star rating

Birnam, near Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£344-£785

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Birnam, near Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

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£344-£785

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

Hollybush Cottage

3 star rating

Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£395-£819

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Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

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£395-£819

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Loch Tay Highland Lodges - Acharn Rocks

4 star rating

Killin, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£755-£1185

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Killin, Perthshire & Stirling

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£755-£1185

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

Crieff Armoury

4 star rating

Crieff, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£0-£721

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Crieff, Perthshire, Perthshire & Stirling

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£0-£721

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

Rosemount House

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Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£0-£0

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Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

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£0-£0

Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 6 Pets: 1

Mill House

4 star rating

Glenfarg, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£475-£1000

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Glenfarg, Perthshire & Stirling

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£475-£1000

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

Fiona’s Cottage

4 star rating

Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£479-£1105

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Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

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£479-£1105

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

Dalbeathie Cottage

4 star rating

Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£449-£905

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Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

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£449-£905

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

Keltneyburn Holiday Cottages - The Steading

4 star rating

Keltneyburn, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£885-£1985

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Keltneyburn, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

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£885-£1985

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 0

Dunolly Cottage

4 star rating

Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£739-£1575

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Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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£739-£1575

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

Garry Cottage

3 star rating

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£589-£1005

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Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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£589-£1005

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

Deuchars Cottage

4 star rating

Kenmore, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£499-£965

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Kenmore, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

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£499-£965

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Kinnaird Estate Cottages - Keepers Cottage

4 star rating

By Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£895-£1040

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By Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

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£895-£1040

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

Braehead Cottage

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St.Fillans, Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£769-£4179

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St.Fillans, Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

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£769-£4179

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

Lios-Mor

3 star rating

Auchterarder, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£379-£885

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Auchterarder, Perthshire & Stirling

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£379-£885

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