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 Bothy

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Glenalmond, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£429-£599

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Glenalmond, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

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£429-£599

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

Hatton Cottages - Osprey Cottage

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Dunkeld, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£435-£885

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Dunkeld, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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£435-£885

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

123V Tillicoultry Holiday Let

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Tillicoultry, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£395-£549

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Tillicoultry, Perthshire & Stirling

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£395-£549

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

Fairylea House

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Alyth, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£1429-£3769

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Alyth, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

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£1429-£3769

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Pets: 0

Strathisla Farm Cottages - Curlew Cottage

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Meigle, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£425-£989

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Meigle, Perthshire & Stirling

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£425-£989

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

Larch Cottage

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Kirkmichael, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£335-£575

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Kirkmichael, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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£335-£575

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

Westerton Lodge

4 star rating

Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£335-£769

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Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

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£335-£769

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

Little Vallivore

4 star rating

Logiealmond, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£399-£695

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Logiealmond, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

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£399-£695

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

Rannagulzion Lodge

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Bridge of Cally, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£655-£1635

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Bridge of Cally, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

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£655-£1635

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Balgersho Garden Cottage

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Coupar Angus, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£395-£915

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Coupar Angus, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

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£395-£915

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

Old Stones Cottage

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Burnfoot near Gleneagles, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£595-£949

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Burnfoot near Gleneagles, Perthshire & Stirling

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£595-£949

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

The Den at Culross

4 star rating

Culross, near Dunfermline, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£679-£1455

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Culross, near Dunfermline, Perthshire & Stirling

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£679-£1455

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

Les Maples

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Blair Atholl, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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

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£0-£0

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Blair Atholl, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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

Glebe Cottage

4 star rating

Scone, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£375-£1099

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Scone, near Perth, Perthshire & Stirling

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£375-£1099

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Inverchroskie - Inverchroskie Cottage

4 star rating

Enochdhu, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£415-£865

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Enochdhu, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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£415-£865

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2