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to South West Scotland!

Visit soon – Discover our award winning holiday destination.

Explore our charming towns and villages  Stay in our  welcoming accommodation  Step into South West Scotland.

Enjoy outdoor activities in stunning scenery. Drive on quiet country roads. Explore the rich culture of our heritage and traditional events.

South West Scotland has more than 200 miles of fabulous coastline,  the largest Forestry Park in the UK  and the remote Galloway Hills to discover. We also have the U.K.`s first Dark Sky Park and were BBC Countryfile Destination of the Year for 2016.

You can choose your accommodation here. Book direct with the owners of the hundreds of tourism businesses, large and small, in our characterful area. Please check out all the brilliant things to see and do in and around South West Scotland ………….  so easy to reach, so hard to leave!

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Featured Attractions

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Below are a selection of our featured attractions from across South West Scotland.
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    St Medan Golf Club Monreith

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    Robert Burns' Ellisland Farm

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  • merrick galloway hills

    Galloway Hills The Merrick

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  • portpatrick dunskey castle south west scotland

    Dunskey Castle near Portpatrick

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  • Featured Accommodation

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    To get you started here is a selection of accommodation choices across Dumfries and Galloway.
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    Rowan Cottage

    Self Catering, New Galloway
    Sleeps 6
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  • Cutlar's Lodge

    Orroland Holiday Cottages

    Self Catering, Kirkcudbright
    Sleeps 7
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    Reid Country Retreats

    Self Catering, Gatehouse-of-Fleet
    Sleeps 6
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    Marthrown of Mabie

    Camping / Caravans, Self Catering, Dumfries
    Sleeps 26
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    Visit South West Scotland shared Mull of Galloway Lighthouse's post.

    Mull of Galloway Lighthouse
    A great day out at Scotland's most Southerly Point.
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    This Sunday at the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and Exhibition you can: 😊 Climb the 115 steps to the top of the Lighthouse. 😊 See the lights, lenses and more in the Exhibition. 😊 Experience the Kelvin Diesel Engines in action between 1pm and 2pm. There's also something 'fishy' going on today! 🐳 All will be revealed later! 🐟🐬🐟 Chat with RSPB Dumfries and Galloway staff and volunteers about Scotland's most Southerly nature reserve and see if you can spot puffins! Treat yourselves to something tasty at Gallie Craig coffee house. 🍦 Visit our website for more details

    Ron Baird, Clare King and 4 others like this

    Michael FlanniganWow remember going here on a school trip whilst at Whithorn primary school back in tbe 70s. Great day out.

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    Why visit South West Scotland for your next holiday?

    South West Scotland is a nature-lover’s dream with everything from red deer and  red squirrels  to red kites!  Visit South West Scotland are a group of independent tourism businesses based in South West Scotland. We would love it if you would let us share it’s secrets with you.

    Book now with one of our many accommodation providers -maybe a hotel in a lighthouse or a glamping experience in a forest.

    South West Scotland …. so easy to reach, so hard to leave!

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