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In Dumfries & Galloway we like to have fun. And why not? We want you to feel good about, well, everything. So, whether it is high art or walking, food or jazz or books or kids or country and western or poetry or sailing or singing or Robert Burns or biking or running or rallying or mining or weaving or gardening or cycling or tree-felling or baking or growing or dancing or star-gazing or bird watching … there’s always something fun to do for everyone of any age.

Featured Attractions

  • The Smithy Tea Room

    Smithy Tea Rooms New Galloway

    The Smithy Tea Room and Gift Shop has a delightful riverside location in New Galloway within a lovely garden. The Gift Shop at The Smithy has a four star award from Visit Scotland and sells a selection of paintings toiletries, jewellery, handbags and books. Chutneys and other treats are also sold.

    Works from local artists and crafters are on display around the tea room with many of the items being available for purchase.

    The tea room is open daily from March to October. Home cooked foods and baking using local produce are available.
    If your looking for a hot drink or a quick snack search no further than The Smithy Tea Room.

    Get yourself a great coffee or a comforting cup of tea and enjoy our wonderful surroundings.

    The Smithy specialises in home cooked food using fresh local produce made daily on site.

    A great selection of home includes a variety of home made cakes, tray bakes, fruit and cheese scones.

    The lunch menu has a selection of light snacks ranging from sandwiches, toasties, jacket potatoes and Panini’s all with a variety of fillings. All of our bread is sourced locally from ‘Corsons’ in Castle Douglas. And why not treat yourself to a portion of our fabulous home cooked chips, great with our freshly prepared burgers and homemade chutneys

    Also on offer we have a range of salads made with our freshly picked, homegrown lettuce, our own home cooked ham, locally produced smoked salmon and local Scottish cheese and freshly laid eggs. Look out for our Daily Special Menu board featuring our homemade soups and quiche of the day.

    Although we are unlicensed we are happy for you to bring your own for special occasions.

  • Designs Cafe


    The ideal place to relax, read the papers, enjoy fine coffees and speciality teas. (more…)

  • Odeon Cinema Dumfries


    Films showing, showtimes, location information and ticket prices on website. (more…)

  • Lockerbie Golf Club


    Lockerbie Golf Club, founded in 1890, is an 18 hole parkland course situated south of the Annandale Hills, with breathtaking views extending over the Lake District and west to Dumfries. (more…)

  • Scottish Dark Sky Observatory


    The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory occupies a fantastic hilltop site on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. This publicly accessible educational observatory has some of the darkest skies in the UK and two large telescopes through which to observe the night sky. (more…)

  • Cream o’ Galloway

    cream o galloway farm tour

    Set in the beautiful Galloway countryside, Cream o’ Galloway is a visitor attraction on an organic dairy farm, and the home of the luxury ice cream enjoyed throughout the country.

    With its adventure playground, nature trails, tearoom, garden, bicycle trails and special events, Cream o’ Galloway really does have something for everyone. (more…)

  • Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum



    The restored Control Tower of the former WWII airfield at Dumfries, Scotland is the centerpiece of the Museum and is now a listed building. (more…)

  • Blackaddie House Restaurant

    The dining room at Blackaddie House Hotel

    The menu changes daily and all dishes are made in their own kitchens featuring, wherever possible, locally sourced Scottish ingredients. (more…)

  • Memorials to the lost


    Here, the land, sea and sky command respect and monuments to those lost at sea, in the air or on land are part of our landscape and townscape. (more…)

  • Brighouse Bay Trekking Centre

    Long established and TRSS approved. Treks for complete beginners (all ages). Exciting hacks to beach for experienced. (more…)

  • Galleries

    Castle Douglas Art Gallery
    A varied programme of temporary exhibitions, predominantly featuring the work of local art and craft groups, but also including touring exhibitions.
    Open: All Year Tel- 01557 331643. (more…)

  • Red Kite Trail


    The varied landscape of woodland, farmland. marsh and hill around Loch Ken makes it good kite habitat. (more…)

  • Kirkcudbright Golf Club


    The gentle slopes of Kirkcudbright Golf Course reward the golfer with magnificent panoramic views over the Galloway Hills and the Dee Estuary. (more…)

  • The Swan


    Popular with locals and visitors, at Kingholm Quay, just outside Dumfries. (more…)

  • ‘A’ The Airts


    ‘A’ The Airts in Sanquhar is a community based arts centre and s the hub for the Upper Nithsdale Arts and Crafts Initiative. Since it opened in 2010 it has become an integral part of the local community offering a wide range of concerts, performances, exhibitions, craft groups and creative workshops. (more…)

  • Southerness Golf Club

    6th Green

    Southerness Golf Course was designed by McKenzie Ross, and built in 1947. This is a true Championship Links course, measuring 6566 yards from the white tees and 6106 from the yellow tees. (more…)

  • Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve

    Wigtown Bay

    Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest LNR in Britain. (more…)

  • Prozone Paintball & Lazer Combat


    Based on an old Ministry of Defence arms storage facility used during World War 2, there are multiple authentic game zones offering you an action-packed day of paintball or lazer combat. (more…)

  • Imperial Hotel

    Our menus are based on good home Scottish cooking and plenty of it. (more…)

  • Corsewall Lighthouse Restaurant

    corsewall lighthouse hotel and restaurant

    The restaurant caters to a wide variety of tastes including local beef, lamb, seafood and vegetarian dishes. (more…)

  • Dr Henry Duncan


    Duncan, Dr Henry (1774 – 1846), led to the founding of a great banking movement.
    If one were looking for a man out of Scotland’s past to serve as an object lesson for her present he wouldn’t be Burns, or even Robert Bruce. He would be someone like Henry Duncan … who typifies the Scots in one of his greatest epochs. (more…)

  • Kirpatrick Macmillan, man on wheels


    Thornhill, set in the picturesque Nith Valley saw the beginning of the transition of transport from legs to wheels. As you cycle the traffic free roads of Dumfries & Galloway, remember Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the man who had the vision to put the wheel and the pedal together and give us the bicycle.


  • Dalbeattie Golf Club

    Dalbeattie Golf Club Near Dumfries

    A 9 hole golf course, on the outskirts of Dalbeattie, with wonderful views and wildlife. (more…)

  • Gordon Young, 7Stanes art


    Mountain bike trails and art in the environment? You bet! Across the region, at Glentrool, Kirroughtree, Dalbeattie, Mabie, Ae, Glentress and Newcastleton forests, seven carved stones await you, created by (more…)

  • The Green Tearoom

    tearoom 2

    Cafe/Tearoom at Thornhill golf course serving a range of delicious meals, snacks, teas and coffees. (more…)

  • Galloway Cycling Holidays

    Galloway Cycling

    Galloway Cycling Holidays started out back in 2004 and was the idea of Robin Hogg who wanted to offer his customers a quality cycling holiday that combined his love of the area where the pedal cycle was invented with the very best experience of the cycling region of Dumfries and Galloway. (more…)

  • Bayview Nursery

    Bay View Nursery

    Bayview Nursery is within the walled garden of the Wigtown House Hotel (more…)

  • Crown Hotel Restaurant

    crown hotel portpatrick

    The Crown Hotel Restaurant in Portpatrick is situated right on the harbourside. It has a large conservatory restaurant to the rear for more formal dining. Meals are also served in the large bar and at the outside tables which have awesome views of the harbour. (more…)

  • Casa Mia

    Casa Mia

    Extensive wine list. Good value lunches and early evening menu. (more…)

  • Mountain Biking

    7 Stanes Dalbeattie

    Dumfries and Galloway offers some of the best mountain biking venues in the World! (more…)

  • The Globe Inn


    Established in 1610, The Globe Inn, Dumfries has long been associated with Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet. (more…)

  • Tart n Tea

    mill on the fleetgatehouseof fleet

    Tart n Tea is the cafe within the Mill on the Fleet in Gatehouse of Fleet. It has a delightful location with a terrace  above the banks of the River Fleet. (more…)

  • Cairnsmore Nursery


    We offer friendly service with a carefully selected range of trees, shrubs, rhododendrons, clematis, herbaceous perennials and alpines. (more…)

  • Stir-It Cafe Stranraer


    Stir-it is a popular, locally owned cafe in Stranraer Town Centre. Home baking and home cooked lunches. Free Wifi,

  • Tutored Malt Whisky Tasting

    Whisky tasting

    Most visitors to Scotland associate the country with whisky, and tutored whisky tastings  are available at BarendBar & Restaurant. (more…)

  • The Potting Shed Bistro

    potting shed logan

    The Potting Shed Bistro is set within Logan Botanic Gardens near Port Logan and, except for September, October and the second half of April the admission fee for the gardens requires to be paid to gain access to the Bistro. (more…)

  • Memorials


    Here, the land, sea and sky command respect and monuments to those lost at sea, in the air or on land are part of our landscape and townscape. (more…)

  • Cairnsmore of Fleet


    Wander off the beaten track, high into the hills and rocky outcrops around Cairnsmore of Fleet and you will find five artworks by Matt Baker created in association with poet, Mary Smith. (more…)

  • Robert Burns Birthplace


    Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. (more…)

  • Cally Gardens

    Cally Garden plan from Ordnance Survey 1895

    Since 1987 the garden has been replanted with a unique labelled collection of 3500 varieties, especially rare perennials and grasses. Parking, Toilets, Plant sales, local woodland walks. (more…)

  • Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust


    The Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust (CVCWT) has a vision of establishing a Forest Habitat Network from “source to sea” which incorporates a mosaic of native broadleaf woodland and other habitats. (more…)

  • BarendBar & Restaurant

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    Warm  and friendly  with a wood burning stove at its heart, and Gary & Lesley looking forward to welcoming you. (more…)

  • Confectionery


    Induldge your sweet tooth and shop for the perfect take home presents (more…)

  • Robert Burns Centre

    Robert Burns Centre

    Award winning Visitor Centre telling story of connections between Robert Burns and the town of Dumfries. (more…)

  • Galloway Wild Foods


    Galloway is a foragers paradise. Its mild, damp climate and wide variety of habitats offer the perfect growing conditions for all manner of delicious flora, fauna and fungi. (more…)

  • Galloway Heathers Garden Centre


    Galloway Heathers Garden Centre is close by the A75 in Minnigaff, Newton Stewart. It’s a great place to visit and they will be delighted to show you their  products first hand. (more…)

  • Galloway Hills The Merrick

    merrick galloway hills

    The Merrick is probably the best known and most popular of the Galloway Hills. (more…)

  • Sweetheart Abbey

    sweetheart abbey near dumfries

    Sweetheart Abbey is on the eastern edge of the village of New Abbey, just 5 miles from Dumfries. Sweetheart Abbey is very photogenic. It is one of the main historical attractions for those on holiday in Dumfries & Galloway in South West Scotland. (more…)

  • Daleside Equestrian Centre

    Approved Riding School offering pony rides and lessons. (more…)

  • Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre


    A diverse range of films including foreign language films, low-budget independent films, documentaries, animation and short films. (more…)

  • The Swallow Theatre


    The Swallow Theatre is a restored and converted barn at Moss Park, Ravenstone, about three miles from Whithorn. It was purchased by Jill and David Sumner in 1990. (more…)

  • Thistle Inn Crossmichael

    Authentic traditional pub grub. Nice views of Loch Ken (more…)

  • Lochmaben Golf Club

    Lochmaben Golf Club, Lochmaben

    Lochmaben Golf Course 18-hole

    One of the most attractive courses in the area, the course occupies a historic area around the attractive Kirk Loch. (more…)

  • Dalscone Farm


    Family fun farm, Dumfries

    Large indoor soft play area with ball cannons, slides and other exciting features. (more…)

  • Caerlaverock


    Lying on the Solway Firth, Caerlaverock embraces a vast stretch of sea, mudflats and “merse” (the local name for saltmarsh). It’s a remarkable location, with dramatic coastal scenery and a rich range of wildlife. (more…)

  • Woodlea Tearoom Sandhead

    coffee in sandhead woodlea

    Popular Tea Room in Sandhead. Open Wednesday – Sunday for light lunches, snacks and home baking

    Handy for Ardwell Gardens or if you are enjoying the beach at Sandhead.

  • Craigieknowes Golf Club


    Craigieknowes Golf Course near Kippford is a  9-hole, parkland par 3 course in excellent condition with challenging holes. Club selection is of great importance. (more…)

  • Glenquicken Farm Trout Lochan

    Fish caught at Glenquicken

    Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery, a 4.5 acre lochan situated amongst magnificent scenery in the shadow of Cairnsmore of Fleet, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway. (more…)

  • Star Hotel

    Enjoy the warm informal hospitality of our restaurant service provided in our
    lounge bar where we serve a wide range of food from Light Bites to five course
    meals. (more…)

  • Loch Ken Water Ski School


    Here you can learn to water ski or wakeboard or just mess around on a Ringo or Banana Boat. (more…)

  • Sandhead

    on sandhead beach by mull of galloway trail

    Sandhead is on the Luce Bay coast of the Rhins of Galloway and has a sandy beach several miles long. The beach at Sandhead is very popular with boat owners and is ideal for walking with or without a dog. (more…)

  • Catstrand

    The Catstrand

    Scotland’s newest and most exciting contemporary performance and meeting space in the heart of the Glenkens community. (more…)

  • Broughton House & Gardens


    Cross the threshold of Broughton House and enter the world of wellknown Scottish artist E A Hornel, one of the ‘Glasgow Boys’. (more…)

  • Solway Tours

    Solway Tours



    Solway Tours offer individually tailored, chauffeur driven, guided historic excursions visiting some of the most important cultural sites in South West Scotland and beyond.  (more…)

  • Brodies

    Brodies Restaurant

    Recently awarded an AA Rosette, Brodies offers light, airy, modern surroundings, and operates a coffee shop enviroment during the day, and a relaxed restaurant and wine bar at night.

  • Aldouran Wetland Garden Leswalt

    algdouran wetland garden in leswat

    Aldouran Wetland Garden is a community run venture in the North Rhins of Galloway. There is a small community garden beside the entrance. Beyond this is the wetland where there is a bird hide. beyond the bird hide is a woodland walk. (more…)

  • Culzean Castle & Country Park

    culzean castle visit south west scotland

    Culzean Castle is on the Ayrshire Coast of South West Scotland between Turnberry and Ayr. This magnificent castle and country park is extremely popular with visitors staying in the towns and villages in the west of Dumfries & Galloway and is the nearest National Trust property to Stranraer and the Rhins of Galloway (more…)

  • Thornhill Golf Club


    Thornhill is a picturesque village in Mid Nithsdale, Dumfries & Galloway. The golf club was established in 1893 as a 9 hole course and extended to 18 holes in 1979. (more…)

  • Castle Kennedy Gardens

    castle kennedy gardens

    Castle Kennedy Gardens is one of Scotland`s finest gardens. The gardens are a hidden treasure in South West Scotland – a perfect haven for relaxing and exploring. (more…)

  • Craigieburn Gardens

    Craigieburn, Moffat

    Craigieburn is a new garden reborn on an ancient site. A remarkable collection of plants, laid out in classic style over five acres. (more…)

  • Sanquhar Golf Club

    sanquhar golf club

    This is a very attractive 9 hole parkland golf course with good views over the surrounding countryside. (more…)

  • Solway Aviation Museum

    Solway Aviation

    Solway Aviation Museum is home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artifacts and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age. (more…)

  • Wood of Cree Nature Reserve


    Picnic by the Otter Pool, Wood of Cree Nature Reserve.

    The Wood of Cree is the largest ancient wood in southern Scotland and an
    ideal spot for a picnic. (more…)

  • The Devil’s Porridge


    The Secret Story of the Solway;  an amazing exhibition tells the story of 30,000 women and men who came to Eastriggs and Gretna to work in the greatest factory on earth during WW1 (more…)

  • Pizzeria IL Fiume & Bar Milan

    Pizzeria Il Fiumo & Milano Bar

    Established 32 years. Italian Mediterranean cuisine features authentic log oven. (more…)

  • Opus Salad Bar

    Opus is a vegetarian treat for those craving some greens. (more…)

  • Quintinshill, Britain’s worst rail disaster


    Quintinshill, near Gretna, witnessed the worst railway disaster on 22 May 1915 (more…)

  • Cavens Country House Restaurant

    Cavens Coutry House Restaurant

    Fresh, flavoursome dishes are prepared from only the best local produce including award winning local Galloway Belted Cattle beef and Ayrshire lamb. The menu is therefore reviewed daily meaning there is an interesting and varied choice of dishes throughout the year. (more…)

  • Mull of Galloway Trail

    Mull of Galloway Trail

    The Mull of Galloway Trail is 24 miles long. This spectacular trail runs from Stranraer to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland`s most southerly point. (more…)

  • Whithorn Art Gallery – Life’s Little Ironies

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    Whithorn Art Gallery – Life’s Little Ironies is a venue for contemporary arts and crafts in the Southwest of Scotland which provides a showcase for local artists. (more…)

  • Threave Castle

    Threave Castle

    Threave Castle
    Visit the Castle on an Island – former home of Archibald ‘the Grim’ (more…)

  • Ryan Centre


    The Ryan Centre is a 4-Star Leisure Centre under the Scottish Tourist Board’s Visitor Attraction Scheme. (more…)

  • D’nisi Cafe Stranraer

    dnisi stranraer coffee house

    D’nisi is a recently opened coffee shop in the main shopping street of Stranraer and looks out to the newly  re-modelled Castle Square and the Castle of St John. (more…)

  • Keith Kirk’s Natural History

    Red Squirrel Feb 2012

    Dumfries and Galloway has a wealth of wildlife and history waiting to be discovered. (more…)

  • Torr Farm, Auchencairn


    Torr Farm, an organic dairy farm is located at the head of Auchencairn Bay. (more…)

  • Jewel in the Crown, Dumfries

    This popular Indian restaurant is a favourite with locals and tourists in the town. (more…)

  • The Clachan Inn

    The Clachan Inn

    The Clachan Inn, St John’s Town of Dalry; a cosy pub serving modern pub food and real ale. (more…)

  • Motorparty Classic Car Hire


    If you are planning a classic car motoring holiday in the beautiful region of South West Scotland or just spending some time away with a few friends and fancy doing something really special then consider hiring one of our fantastic classic cars. (more…)

  • The Cavens Arms

    cavens arms

    Really good pub food; comfortable seating; real ale and real chips! (more…)

  • Photography Gallery


    Phil McMenemy of PMC Photography aims to capture this beauty and has spent many years building up a collection of Galloway images. (more…)

  • Langholm Golf Club

    langholm golf club

    Langholm Golf Course is a scenic 9 hole, par 70 course located above the town of Langholm in the Scottish Borders. No matter what hole you are on, the views are spectacular. (more…)

  • Henry`s Bay House Restaurant Stranraer

    bay house restaurant in stranraer

    Henry`s  Bay House Restaurant in Stranraer has magnificent sea views from its sun terrace overlooking Loch Ryan.

    Renowned local chef John Henry took over Stranraer`s Bay House Restaurant in September 2014 from where he prepares locally sourced produce cooked freshly to order. John Henry is a well known chef in the Wigtownshire area and has been the chef  behind several of our top restaurants over his career to date. (more…)

  • Beltie Books & Cafe Wigtown

    beltie books in wigtown

    Beltie Books & Cafe opened in Wigtown, Scotland`s Book Town in 2013.

    Enjoy a tasty range of teas and coffees while you browse their range of second-hand books. (more…)

  • Castle Douglas & Balcary


    After perusing the shops in Castle Douglas head out to Balcary Point via Auchencairn, park just past the Balcary Bay Hotel and enjoy stunning coastal scenery on an energetic walk. (more…)

  • The Crown Hotel

    The Crown Hotel

    At The Crown Hotel the chefs are dedicated to utilising the abundance of fresh local produce available to them to create wonderfully tasty wholesome dishes. (more…)

  • Solway Links Golf Club

    Solway Links

    18- holes pay and play links. Good fun and great value for all the family, ideal for seniors with easy walking, overlooking the Solway Firth to the Lake District hills with sea views from every fairway. (more…)

  • Del Amitri

    Del Amitri

    Del Amitri has won recognition from leading food critics in Scotland and has just been awarded its first AA Rosette. (more…)

  • Crawick


    Crawick Multiverse is a major land restoration and art project in Dumfries & Galloway, utilising landscape art to transform a former open cast coal mine into an outdoor space that can be enjoyed by future generations. (more…)

  • Elizabeth MacGregor’s Nursery


    Classic cottage garden plants grown at Ellenbank are sent to keen gardeners and public gardens all over the UK and abroad.


  • Cafe Cree

    Welcome to café cree. We have tried to incorporate all that we enjoy about informal dining into our café. (more…)

  • Little Italy Restaurant

    Little Italy, Dumfries

    Newly refurbished throughout, Little Italy ‘s atmosphere aims to be  very much that of one of those  rural restaurants tucked away in the rolling hills of Tuscany. Fortunately this taste of Italy is here in Dumfries.  (more…)

  • The Fullarton


    The Fullarton is a producing / receiving venue staffed entirely by volunteers. It was formerly known as the Lochside Theatre, Castle Douglas. (more…)

  • Colvend Golf Club

    18th hole Colvend Golf Club

    Colvend Golf Club is a testing 18 hole course with stunning views on the Solway Coast, close to Dalbeattie, Kippford and Rockcliffe. (more…)

  • The Waterfront – Portpatrick

    portpatrick waterfront food

    The Waterfront on the harbour side in Portpatrick offers the option of eating in their attractive restaurant, their intimate bar area or outside on the harbourside (more…)

  • Mersehead RSPB Nature Reserve


    Extensive wetlands, saltmarsh and coastal area on the scenic north shore of Solway. Breeding waders, wintering waterfowl, year round bird and wildlife watching. Visitor Centre, wetland/coastal trails, hides and events. (more…)

  • The Grapes

    Warm welcome, good pub food, open fires and beer garden. (more…)

  • Bridge End Nurseries and Gardens

    Bridge End Garden

    A  hidden gem in a tranquil rural setting only 2 miles from the motorway network


  • Logan Botanic Garden

    logan botanic garden galloway

    Visit five star Logan Botanic Garden and discover plant treasures from the southern hemisphere – rarely seen in the UK. Situated at the south-western tip of Scotland, Logan Botanic Garden is unrivaled as the country’s most exotic garden. (more…)

  • Steam Packet Inn Restaurant

    steam packet isle of whithorn

    On the harbour side at Isle of Whithorn, fresh seafood is a speciality. The Steam Packet Inn is famed throughout Wigtownshire for good food. (more…)

  • Annandale Distillery

    Annandale Distillery

    It’s been a while (90 years in fact) but the re-awakening of Annandale Distillery means that fine Single Malt Scotch whisky begins to flow again from this historic Dumfries and Galloway distillery.
    For those who enjoy ‘thinking whisky’ as much as ‘drinking whisky’, this is a sophisticated Whisky Academy (virtual and actual).
    When Annandale Distillery originally opened in 1830, Annan was an established embarkation port for emigrant Scots. As a tribute to these intrepid souls, the ‘A’ of Annandale in the logo is in the image of a billowing sail.
    This is a stunning new attraction in the region, with an outstanding coffee shop and gift shop. Tours of the distillery are available daily.

  • Bartaggarts Cafe

    Newly opened US style cafe in Dumfries. (more…)

  • The Crichton Gardens


    Beautiful extensive grounds, 34 hectares, landscaped – mature rhododendrons, azaleas and many specimen trees. (more…)

  • Walking Festivals

    Lower Annandale Walking Festival
    Join our walkers for a weekend of walks in and around Annan. Enjoy great views, coupled with fascinating archaeology and history interpreted by our knowledgeable guides.
    T: 013873 80914
    click here for more information

    Newton Stewart Walking Festival
    Set in beautiful Galloway, the third annual walking festival includes strenuous walks on the highest hills in south-west Scotland, as a challenge to the dedicated hill-walker, and also gentle lowland explorations on which the walker can learn of the environment, past and present. On all walks we shall look at the wildlife and plants of the area.
    T: 01671 402770
    click here for more information

    Upper Nithsdale Walking Festival
    Join fellow walkers in a weekend of walks and entertainment. Upper Nithsdale has a wild and remote landscape – you really feel like you are in the middle of nowhere and yet, it is very accessible. The scenery is beautiful and the people friendly.
    T: 01659 50551
    click here for more information

    Langholm Walking Festival
    Enjoy a weekend in the hills and valleys around the picturesque town of Langholm, where you’ll receive a warm welcome.
    T: 013873 80914
    click here for more information

    Moffat Walking Festival
    Enjoy an autumnal break in the stunning Moffat Hills with a warm welcome from locals and fellow walkers. Now in its fifth year, the walking festival team know how to help you make the most of your weekend.

    T:01683 220227
    click here for more information

  • Wigtown – Scotland’s National Book Town

    wigtown town hall

    Find a great read in Scotland’s Book Town, investigate gruesome witch-drowning and Neolithic stone circles or enjoy a dram at Scotland’s most southerly distillery, nearby. (more…)

  • Solway Books

    The Solway Books shop is located in the pretty harbour town of Kirkcudbright in South West Scotland, known as the Artist’s town and home of many talented artists past and present. (more…)

  • Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre Cafe

    clatteringshaws visitor centre

    Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre is on the shores of Clatteringshaws Loch near New Galloway. It is owned by the Forestry Commission and the cafe is run by Galloway Lodge Preserves. (more…)

  • Glenisle Inn

    Glenisle Inn, Palnackie

    The Glenisle Inn at Palnackie  where Sam and Victoria are waiting to welcome you is a friendly family run Inn and Restaurant. (more…)

  • Loch Arthur

    Loch Arthur Farm Shop

    We are gaining a growing reputation for our range of home-made pies, cakes, chutneys and other delights produced in our Farm Shop kitchen. (more…)

  • Masonic Arms

    Masonic Arms, Gatehouse of Fleet

    Excellent food of a consistently high standard, the Masonic has been voted “Scotland’s Best Loved Pub” by the Daily Telegraph. (more…)

  • Robert Burns House


    The simple sandstone house in which Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, spent the last years of his brilliant life. (more…)

  • The Willow Tree

    The Willow Tree, Palnackie

    Cafe / Restaurant / Bistro in Palnackie, near Castle Douglas. (more…)

  • The Belted Galloway Newton Stewart

    belted galloway visitor centre in newton stewart

    The Belted Galloway in Newton Stewart is much more than a cafe.  It is also a restaurant, bar, gift shop and am information centre for tourists. (more…)

  • Drummuir Farm Ice-Cream


    Set in beautiful country surrounding, with an outdoor park for all ages, and an indoor area for the under 8s.
    More than 20 different ice cream flavours on offer. (more…)

  • Mill Plant Nursery

    Mill Plant

    Mill Plant Nursery near Moniaive is a small, but expanding perennial nursery based in a delightful rural setting, which also serves as a location for an artist’s teaching studio and gallery. (more…)

  • Kilnford Farm Shop and Restaurant


    Kilnford has been reborn. The old farmhouse and steading have been transformed from a sad dilapidated old farm, to a vibrant food hub that provides the very best local food that is available in Dumfries and Galloway. (more…)

  • Gowanbrae Nursery


    A traditional plant nursery offering an interesting range of quality plants including alpines, perennials, shrubs, conifers, rhododendrons and basket and patio plants. (more…)

  • Elmlea Plants


    Elmlea  is a small, family run nursery located in Old Minnigaff, specialising in herbaceous perennials and grasses. (more…)

  • Langholm Walks



    Langholm  on the banks of the River Esk is surrounded by rolling hills and offers many opportunities for walking. (more…)

  • Church of Scotland


    Church of Scotland
    Please use the links below to locate your local church and service times.

  • Wigtown and Bladnoch Golf Club

    wigtown & bladnoch golf club

    Wigtown and Bladnoch Golf Course is a 9 hole parkland golf course just half a mile from Wigtown – Scotland`s Book Town.

    The course is set in lush parkland and has several quite tricky holes! (more…)

  • Gem Rock Museum Creetown

    gemrock museum creet own

    All generations enjoy a day out at the Gem Rock Museum in Creetown. Celebrate the earth’s treasures. The Gem Rock Museum is the leading museum of its kind in the U.K. (more…)

  • Beeswing and New Abbey

    sweetheart abbey near dumfries

    New Abbey is a village in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. It is around 8 miles (13 km) south-west of Dumfries. The summit of the prominent hill Criffel is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to the south. (more…)

  • Cafe Royal & Take-away

    Cafe Royal

    Award winning fish and chips restaurant, tea room and takeaway which gets very good reviews.

  • Benvenuto Pizzeria Trattoria


    Seafood, steaks, pizza and pasta. Popular with families. (more…)

  • Gracefield Arts Centre

    The region’s art collection is stellar, one of the best in Scotland. Housed at Gracefield in Dumfries, rotating and themed exhibitions present the best in contemporary and twentieth century art. (more…)

  • Galloway Forest Park – Bruntis Loch @ Kirroughtree

    7 stanes bruntis loch

    Bruntis Loch is a real beauty spot near the Vistor Centre at Kirroughtree in Galloway Forest Park. The loch can be accessed by a short walk on a good surface. This short walk  is one of many Galloway Forest Park walks andcan be done on its own or combined with a number of options for a  longer walk. (more…)

  • Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally


    The inaugural running of the purpose built ‘spectator stage’ in a quarry near Dalbeattie was a huge hit with competitors and fans alike in 2013,2014 and this will return in 2015. (more…)

  • Castle Douglas Golf Club

    Castle Douglas towards 8th hole

    This is a well laid out 9-hole golf course course on the outskirts of the food town of Castle Douglas. The greens and tees are well cared for and are a pleasure to play on. (more…)

  • Nocturnal Wildlife Tours


    If you have never been to this part of Scotland before, you don’t know what you’re missing.

    Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland has a wealth of wildlife and history waiting to be discovered. From the shores of the Solway Firth, through farmland and woodland to the high tops of the Galloway Hills. (more…)

  • Buckland Plants

    Buckland Plants - primula

    Buckland Plants is a small nursery  in the beautiful and peaceful Galloway countryside, near Kirkcudbright. (more…)

  • Dumfries Theatre Royal

    The theatre Royal Dumfries

    The oldest working Theatre in Scotland.

    The Theatre Royal was built in 1792 and has been in use for most of this time as either a Theatre or a Cinema. (more…)

  • Auldgirth Inn

    The Auldgirth Inn

    Good food in a traditional pub. (more…)

  • The Cocoabean Company


    A family run chocolate factory and visitor attraction. Come to the Cocoabean for a day full of fun for all the family. (more…)

  • Loch Ryan Coastal Path Stranraer

    Locy Ryan Coastal Path Stranraer

    The Loch Ryan Coastal Path initially follows the shores of Loch Ryan from Stranraer to Cairnryan. The path then ascends into Glenapp and ends at Glenapp Church. (more…)

  • Loch Skerrow Halt


    One of the most remote and isolated points on the line from Dumfries to Portpatrick, and later Stranraer, Loch Skerrow halt is accessible only via the trackbed from either Mossdale or Gatehouse Station. (more…)

  • Laurie Arms Hotel

    lawrie arms

    This restaurant and bar is owned by two local farmers and they really do use local produce where ever possible. (more…)

  • Galloway Walking Holidays


    Galloway Walking Holidays based in Castle Douglas provide a complete package for your walking holiday in South West Scotland


  • Galloway House Gardens

    Galloway House

    These historic gardens were created in 1740 by Lord Garlies  and are still maintained according to his original plans as informal pleasure grounds where wild flowers and plants have their place beside more exotic cultivated species. (more…)

  • The Limetree Restaurant

    The Lime Tree Restaurant, Moffat

    “Good Food Guide” recommended. A seasonal blend of modern and traditional cooking using only fresh ingredients. (more…)

  • The Bruce Hotel

    Bruce Hotel Restaurant

    The relaxing bar and restaurant provide an excellent venue for all types of social occasion, from informal bar lunches to intimate, candlelit dinners in the restaurant with its romantic atmosphere and outstanding view over the Galloway Hills. (more…)

  • Mabie Farm Park


    A fun day out for all the family, whatever the weather. (more…)

  • St Medan Golf Club Monreith

    St medans Golf Course galloway

    St Medan Golf Club at Monreith is Scotland`s most southerly golf course.

    This 9 hole golf course on the shores of Luce Bay has a very special feature – there are 18 tees! (more…)

  • Ellisland Farm Robert Burns


    Poet Robert Burns was 29, in the prime of his life and at the peak of his powers, when he came to Ellisland Farm in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (more…)

  • Galloway Forest Art


    A cauldron of creativity, The Galloway Forest Park is the site for many outstanding works of art in the environment. (more…)

  • The Covenanters


    Under the wide sky, high on the moors of Dumfries & Galloway and in tombs in its ancient kirkyards lie The Covenanters. These religious people were persecuted for their beliefs by the Stuart Kings in the mid-seventeenth century.  (more…)

  • Gardens of Galloway Scotland`s Garden Route

    castle kennedy gardens

    Six beautiful Gardens of Galloway have collaborated to offer visitors a passport. The Gardens of Galloway on Scotland`s Garden Route offer reduced entry fees as detailed below. All the gardens are within a compact area making our corner of Galloway unique. Nowhere else in Scotland can you visit so many gardens with so little travel. (more…)

  • Thomas Tosh

    Cafe, Gift shop, Gallery and Antique Centre all rolled into one – a destination shop. Well worth a visit.

  • The Mariner Hotel, Kippford

    mariner 2

    Comfortable, traditional, popular pub, with great pub meals and views of the Solway at Kippford. (more…)

  • Pancake Place

    Pancake Place, Dumfries

    80 seater family restaurant. Waitress service. Extensive menu, children’s menu. (more…)

  • Luigi’s Restaurant

    Luigi’s Restaurant, Dalbeattie, is a well reviewed, family Italian restaurant. (more…)

  • Dalton Pottery Art Cafe


    Families love visiting Dalton Pottery Art Cafe. All ages can paint a pot to take home in half an hour. (more…)

  • Caerlaverock Castle

    caerlaverock castle dumfries

    Caerlaverock Castle in Glencaple, near Dumfries is most unusual having a unique tri-angular ground plan. Caerlaverock Castle is one of the most popular castles and historic sites to visit in Dumfries & Galloway. (more…)

  • Gretna Green Art


    The Big Dance in Gretna (more…)

  • Preserves

    Galloway Lodge Preserves have been producing prize winning preserves, jam, mustard, marmalade and chutney for many years. (more…)

  • Coffee Bean Cafe Stranraer

    cafe coffee bean stranraer

    The Coffee Bean cafe and pizzeria is situated opposite Stranraer`s Castle Square. A feature of the cafe is its outside seating so that, when weather permits you can watch the comings and goings and admire the castle and recently refurbished square.

  • Wanlockhead Lead Mining Museum


    The Visitor Centre is situated in the heart of the village of Wanlockhead, which is Scotland’s highest Village at 1531 ft./468.08 m. above sea level. (more…)

  • Logan Fish Pond Marine Life Centre


    Logan fish pond is a fully restored Victorian fish larder in a unique setting at Port Logan near Stranraer. (more…)

  • Roman Catholic

    Roman Catholic
    Please use the links below to find your local church and service times. (more…)

  • The Blackhorse Hotel

    The Black Horse. Newton Stewart

    The Blackhorse Hotel is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre of Newton Stewart. (more…)

  • Camplebridge Riding School

    Camplebridge Riding School has a selection of horses and ponies to suite all abilities of rider. (more…)

  • Galloway Lodge Preserves

    Galloway Lodge

    Coffee shop, café, restaurant, serving breakfast and lunches in the High Street of Gatehouse of Fleet featuring their own Galloway Lodge Preserves. (more…)

  • Newton Stewart Cinema


    The Cinema – Newton Stewart

    The Cinema is a Community resource and is run by a voluntary Board of Directors on a not for profit basis and relies on audience support for all our events. (more…)

  • Alderneuk Fishery

    Alderneuk Fishery

    A fairly new trout fishery close to Dumfries. Lovely peaceful setting on a small loch. (more…)

  • Kelpies


    Come and see the world’s largest equine sculptures up close – and even go inside to marvel at the complexity and the engineering which created these fantastic pieces of art. (more…)

  • Lonsdale Cinema Annan


    This up to date twin screen cinema features stadium seating, air-conditioning, Dolby Stereo SR sound systems, full disabled facilities and free car parking.

    The cinemas are open every evening, with afternoon screenings at weekends and during school holidays. (more…)

  • Blackstone Garden Plants


    Blackstone Garden Plants are situated just outside the picturesque village of Kippford, on the Solway Coast. (more…)

  • Baptist Union & United Reform Churches

    Baptist Union of Scotland
    Please use the links below to find your local church and service times. (more…)

  • strEATery 82 Sandhead

    sandhead streatery 82

    strEATery offers freshly cooked, locally sourced food from Sands of Luce Holiday Park on the near Sandhead. The Takeaway/cafe is owned and run by Kati & Ben from France & Germany

    The menu is changed daily and you can find out what`s being cooked by checking out their Facebook page. (more…)

  • Stranraer Golf Club


    Stranraer Golf Course is another of Scotland`s Top 100 Courses and was the last course ever to be designed by James Baird. The 18th is called Braid`s Last.

    The course is situated on the shores of Loch Ryan and offers exceptional views to Ailsa Craig, Arran and beyond. (more…)

  • Galloway Angling

    Galloway Angling

    Welcome to Galloway Angling – Rivers and lochs around Newton Stewart. (more…)

  • Rose of India

    This upscale exotic restaurant offers authentic Indian food. (more…)

  • The Ark Gift Shop

    ark main

    The Ark Gift Shop at Kippford – coastal and country style gifts with a touch of Scotland! (more…)

  • Kirroughtree Visitor Centre Cafe

    kirroughtree visitor centre cafe

    The cafe at Kirroughtee is within a magnificent purpose built Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre at Kirroughtree in Galloway Forest park between Newton Stewart and Creetown was opened in 2014. (more…)

  • Mariners Coffee Shop Drummore

    mariners drummore

    The Mariners is a Coffee shop with character located centrally in Drummore. Breakfast, tea & coffee, snacks and evening meal by prior booking only. Outside tables are a sun trap.

  • Granite Genius Creetown


    As you drive west along the A75 do not miss Creetown. The shortest of detours will introduce you to the work of one of Dumfries and Galloway’s best-loved and most unlikely artists, Hideo Furuta.  (more…)

  • Ardwell Gardens

    ardwell gardens gaardens of galloway

    Daffodils, rock plants, rhododendrons and flowering shrubs in woodland setting. Pond walk and sea views are all on offer at Ardwell Gardens (more…)

  • Sun Kai Restaurant and Take Away Stranraer

    Stranraer restaurants sun kai

    The Sun Kai is a long established, family run restaurant in Stranraer. Food is traditional Chinese. It is popular with visitors and locals alike and ranks highly on TripAdvisor

  • Galloway Forest Drive


    A spectacular drive through the Galloway Forest

    From New Galloway, take the A713 towards Dalmellington and Ayr. This is a good road and passes through some lovely scenery. You may stop after a few miles to look at the medieval village of Polmaddy, and then the Heritage Centre at Carsphairn. (more…)

  • Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate

    drumlanrig castle thornhill

    Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate offers everything for the walker and cyclist from short trails to more strenuous marked paths. (more…)

  • Port Logan

    Port Logan Harbour South West Scotland

    Port Logan – is a delightful village in a sheltered and sandy bay on the west coast of the Rhins of Galloway. It is south of Portpatrick and just to the north of the Mull of Galloway – Scotland`s Lands End. Port Logan was the main location for the BBC series 2000 Acres of Sky (more…)

  • Annan River Fishing


    The Annan is about 35 miles long and most of it is available to the visiting angler. It runs from Moffat in the north to Annan on the Solway coast. It passes by Beattock, Wamphray, Johnstonebridge, Millhousebridge, Lockerbie, Lochmaben, Ecclefechan, Dalton and Brydekirk. (more…)

  • Newton Stewart Golf Club

    newton stewart golf club

    Newton Stewart Golf Course is a superb 18-hole parkland golf course with spectacular views from every hole. (more…)

  • Craignelder Restaurant Stranraer

    Craignelder Stranraer

    The Craignelder offers a wide range of skillfully prepared classic dishes from their restaurant in Stranraer. A fine range of wines is also on offer all at good value prices. (more…)

  • The Pines Golf Centre


    Lockerbie Road,  Dumfries.  18-hole parkland golf course. Covered and floodlit driving range, bunker and pitching practice area and public putting green. (more…)

  • Sawney Bean`s Restaurant

    Sawney Bean's fish and chips

    Sawney Bean was believed to have been the last known cannibal in Britain and is understood to have lived with his family in a cave in South West Scotland. (more…)

  • The Bladnoch Inn

    The Bladnoch Inn

    The Bladnoch Inn, a traditional country inn set in the heart of the Machars, Dumfries and Galloway.​ (more…)

  • Logan House Garden

    Logan House Garden

    Logan House Garden – an enchanting garden, dating from the 1870s and set in 20 acres. Logan House Garden houses a superb collection of plants from around the world. (more…)

  • Moffat Golf Club


    The Moffat Golf Club was founded in 1884. In 1904, Ben Sayers of North Berwick was invited to design the present 18-hole course. (more…)

  • ReadingLasses

    readinglases Wigtown

    We welcome people living locally and visitors from throughout the world. Reading Lasses bookshop and café is in Scotland’s National Book Town. (more…)

  • Central Cafe Stranraer

    stranraer cafe central

    The Central Cafe in Stranraer serves delicious coffee brewed from beans specially imported from Italy. The Central Cafe also cooks amazing fish & chips using freshly frozen fish which is fried in vegetable oil. (more…)

  • Selkirk Arms Hotel

    Selkirk Arms Hotel

    A substantial hotel, which has a comfortable bar and conservatory area where bar meals are served. (more…)

  • Thomas Carlyle, a man who marvelled at Creation


    Ecclefechan is famous for its tart and one of the most prominent figures of nineteenth century letters, Thomas Carlyle.


  • Mull of Galloway

    Mull of Galloway Lighthouse South West Scoltand

    The Mull of Galloway is Scotland`s most southerly point.  We often refer to “The Mull” as Scotland`s Lands End.  The Rhins Peninsula is a bit like a miniature Cornwall with its many villages, cliff top walks and stunning coastal scenery. The Mull of Galloway is much, much quieter than Cornwall and the parking is free! (more…)

  • Steamboat Inn

    Steamboat Inn

    The Steamboat has already gained a great reputation for excellent hospitality and exceptional meals using the very best of local produce.


    “Really friendly atmosphere, delicious food, good portion sizes too and reasonably priced. A hidden gem will definitely return, love to see in the summer”

  • Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Club

    gatehouse golf club

    Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Course is a nine hole course in Dumfries & Galloway

    Set in an idyllic location, there are some stunning views from the course of Wigtown Bay, the Clints of Dromore and the massif of Cairnsmore Fleet. (more…)

  • The Steam Packet Inn


    Sitting on the quayside in the harbour village of the Isle of Whithorn, the Steam Packet has a reputation for excellent food, especially seafood, and award-winning real ales. Children and dogs are welcome.

  • Crichton Golf Club

    Crichton Golf

    Crichton Golf Club in Dumfries is a mature 9 hole wooded parkland course laid out on the side of a hill with mature trees. (more…)

  • Bellhouse Plants

    Bellhouse Plants

    Small friendly nursery, beautifully located in the Annandale valley of Dumfries & Galloway, specialising in herbaceous perennials and shrubs. By appointment only. (more…)

  • Campbells Restaurant Portpatrick

    campbells restaurnat in portpatrick

    Campbell’s Restaurant is famed throughout South West Scotland for its fish and sea food dishes. Situated on Portpatrick sea front, Campbells Restaurant is family owned and run and is popular with locals and visitors alike. Wigtownshire Lamb and Galloway Beef are also specialities. (more…)

  • Glenwhan Gardens

    glenwhan gardens near stranraer

    Glenwhan Gardens are described as one of the best newly created gardens in recent times.  It is hard to believe just over thirty years ago there existed only bog, rushes and gorse.  Glenwhan Gardens is a Visit Scotland 4 star garden and RHS partner garden.


  • Monrieth Animal Park

    monreith animal park

    Monreith Animal Park is set in 12 acres of scenic countryside. Open daily from March to October.

    Hot and cold drinks, crafts and gifts on sale.

  • The Clansman Restaurant Port William

    clansman in port william

    The Clansman is an excellent restaurant, serving delicious, freshly prepared dishes and is fantastic value for money. (more…)

  • Newton Stewart Angling Association

    "A Loch Dee cracker"

    Newton Stewart & District Angling Association was founded over 50 years ago to provide fishing for local anglers at an affordable price. (more…)

  • Brighouse Bay Golf Course


    Brighouse Bay Golf course is a championship 18 hole course (6750yds – par 73) 6 miles south west of the artist’s town of Kirkcudbright on the Solway coast in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. (more…)

  • Creetown and surrounding area


    First we visit Creetown and the award winning Gem Rock Museum
    . Here we all enjoy the truly astonishing display of natural minerals in all shapes and sizes. We also visit the shop, lapidary exhibition, and cyber-cafe. (more…)

  • Mull of Galloway Experience

    top of Mull of galloway Lighthouse

    The Mull of Galloway is the furthest south you can go and still be in Scotland. At the end of a narrow peninsula with stunning views in every direction, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Exhibition, the RSPB Visitor Centre and the stunning Gallie Craig Coffee House comprise the Mull of Galloway Experience. (more…)

  • Pumpernickel

    Family run cafe, serving healthy wholesome food in a relaxed and friendly enviroment. (more…)

  • Robert the Bruce, father of a nation


    In the heart of the Galloway Forest Park, near Loch Trool, is a stone. It marks the place of a battle that took place in the First War of Scottish Independence in March 1307. The man who led the Scottish troops was Robert the Bruce, recently made King Robert the first of Scotland after killing his only rival at Greyfriars Kirk in Dumfries. (more…)

  • Lochhill Equestrian & Trekking Centre


    Situated in the Galloway Hills with lovely scenic hacks and trecks. Lochhill Equestrian Centre near Ringford, Castle Douglas offers a wide range of equestrian services for all abilities. (more…)

  • Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club

    portpatrick golf club

    Portpatrick Golf Course, known as Dunskey is one of Scotland`s Top 100 Golf Courses. It is also one of the most spectacular golf courses in South West Scotland. (more…)

  • Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club


    Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club is a welcoming club with a very good range of facilities. A full catering service and a superb dining room allows visitors to enjoy a hearty meal after, hopefully, an enjoyable round of golf. A well stocked bar with low prices ensures a convivial end to the day. For more information see Clubhouse Facilities. (more…)

  • Gallie Craig Coffee House

    gallie craig mull of galloway

    Gallie Craig on the Mull of Galloway is Scotland`s most southerly coffee house. And it will always be just that since the coffee house has  a stunning and unique location right on the cliff edge not for from the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse. (more…)

  • Wigtownshire County Golf Club Glenluce

    Wigtownshire county Golf Club House

    Wigtownshire County Golf Course is another  very popular golf course in South West Scotland.

    The golf course is near Glenluce and one of the reasons for its popularity is that the course is mainly on very level ground. (more…)

  • Jane Haining, the Scottish Schindler


    Dumfries & Galloway’s heroes are not all kings and saints. Born in 1897 in Dunscore, in the picturesque Nith valley north of Dumfries, Jane Haining was eventually to die in Auschwitz in 1944. She became a missionary in Hungary and refused to abandon dozens of Jewish orphans in her care when the Nazis (more…)

  • Strands


    The constantly changing range of crafts has been selected to offer a wide choice of high quality, original and handmade works with an emphasis on individuality and good value. (more…)

  • Kirkdale Water Driven Sawmill


    Currently probably the only working water-powered sawmill in Scotland. (more…)

  • Dumfries and County Golf Club


    Dumfries and County Golf Club is set very close to the centre of Dumfries and is bounded by the River Nith. The perfect setting for an enjoyable round of golf, this beautiful course is set in mainly flat parkland. (more…)

  • The Jewel in the Crown, Dumfries

    The Jewel in the Crown in Dumfries is a  popular Indian restaurant, a favourite with locals and tourists in the town. (more…)

  • Day Trip To Ireland


    Take a day trip to the cosmopolitan city of Belfast to experience the wonderful hospitality, the shopping and the many museums and attractions from only £10 per person. Visit the Award Winning Titanic Centre! (more…)

  • The Scottish Episcopal Church

  • Devil’s Porridge Museum

    Devils Porridge Museum

    A wonderful homage to the brave First World War women who worked with dangerous explosives at this secret location.

    Nearly twelve thousand female workers flocked to HM Factory Gretna to play a vital role during the First World War, releasing men to enlist for the front lines.
    Women emigrated from all parts of the United Kingdom and further afield, determined to do their bit for the war effort.
    Their efforts to produce thousands of tons of cordite was rewarded with excellent housing, leisure activities and a generous wage.
    These dedicated ladies risked their lives working with these dangerous explosives and proved they were equal to performing tasks traditionally the preserve of men..

    Opening Times


    Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

    Sunday 10am – 4pm


    Closed 14 December 2015 to 10 January 2016 inclusive

    Adults- £5.00

    Concessions (Over 60s, children aged 5-16)- £4.00

    Family Ticket ( 2 adults and up to 3 children)- £12.50

    Certificate of Excellence

    2015 Winner

    The Devil’s Porridge Museum

  • Laggan Outdoor

    laggan outdoor gatehouse of fleet

    Laggan Outdoor is a family owned and run activity centre near Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries & Galloway. Among its many attractions is one of the longest Zip Wires in Europe! NEW for 2015 – UK`s first Human Sling Shot – try it if you dare! (more…)

  • Dino Park


    Scotland’s best dinosaur experience is open.

    Step back 150 million years and discover the giants who roamed the earth. Take a trip through the Dino Mine, hear stories and facts in the Dino Den, dig for fossils, have fun on our bouncy dinosaur and much moreA great day out for all the family! (more…)

  • Mossburn Animal Centre


    Mossburn is an animal welfare centre where a wide variety of farm, domestic and exotic animals find refuge. The large family of rabbits have their own village of Edinburrow. (more…)

  • Alexandra Cafe Stranraer

    alexandra cafe stranraer

    Popular Cafe in Stranraer`s main shopping street. Coffee is highly recommended.

    Light lunches are also served at this excellent Stranraer Cafe. Why not check out the Alexandra Cafe Stranraer next time you visit.


  • Barnbarroch Pottery


    Barnbarroch Pottery

    Makers of hand thrown domestic pottery richly decorated using traditional slipware techniques and lively bright designs, often based on birds and animals. (more…)

  • John Paul Jones, adventurer and American hero

    Bonhomme Richard

    The John Paul Jones museum at Arbigland is situated in the grounds of Arbigland Estate near Kirkbean.  (more…)

  • Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre

    Samye Ling

    Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre

    Founded in 1967 the Centre is located in a peaceful valley on the banks of the river Esk in Scotland. Kagyu Samye Ling was the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre to have been established in the West.

    Located in a peaceful valley on the banks of the river Esk in Scotland, Kagyu Samye Ling was the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre to have been established in the West. It is a centre for wisdom and learning within the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and is open to people of all faiths and none. Visitors are welcome to go for day visits, short stays or to participate in their meditation retreats and courses available throughout the year.

    This fantastic creation can be visited any time and you can wander, at will, but please observe their meditation and prayer times when going into the Temple itself.
    A Tibetan Tea/Coffee shop offers drinks and snacks and there is a Craft/Book shop as well.

  • Round House Cafe and Loch Doon Visitor Centre

    round house loch doon

    Enjoy coffee and cake while watching osprey chicks (subject to availability) using a telescope within the Round House Cafe on the shores of Loch Doon.

    A nest is situated across the loch from the cafe for a pair of Osprey that have been frequenting Loch Doon for a few years, they had their first chicks here in 2014. The first of the birds arrived back at Loch Doon on the 8th April 2015. Two chicks were raised, both male in 2015.  You can use a large scope at the cafe to watch the birds, or to view the Rhinns of Kells mountain range down the southeast side of the loch.

  • Ae7 Bikes


    Ae7 Bikes is a visitor centre which is based out on the Ae 7Stanes world famous mountain bike and downhill biking trails just north of Dumfries. Café / bike hire / bike parking / bikewash / maintenance / repair area / packed lunches. (more…)

  • The Mount Stewart Hotel

    The Mount Stewart has a lofty position which makes for great sea and village views if the weather is good enough for you to sit on the decking or if you manage to get a window seat indoors. (more…)

  • MMV Art

    Art Gallery and Short Art Courses
    MMV Art delivers high quality teaching and training. (more…)

  • A7 Motorcycles Royal Enfield


    Situated in the centre of Langholm adjacent the A7 historic route from Carlisle to Edinburgh, A7 Motorcycles are Royal Enfield appointed dealers for Northern England and Scotland. (more…)

  • Port William


    Relax in the peaceful harbour village of Port William on the coast of Luce Bay in the Machars of Galloway. Port William is a haven for leisure craft as you gaze across the sea to the Isle of Man and Ireland. (more…)

  • Marrbury Smokehouse Bistro – Carsluith

    marrbury smokehouse and bistro

    Marrbury Smokehouse is situated near Glentrool where Vincent and Ruby Marr produce smoked salmon. They supply such prestigious clients as Rogano in Glasgow. The shop and bistro are at Carsluith on the A75 and here you can sample their outstanding produce. (more…)

  • Portpatrick Cliff Path Walks

    portpatrick cliff walk

    From Portpatrick there are excellent cliff paths in both directions, north and south. These offer a range of options for stunning walks with awesome scenery. (more…)

  • Striding Arches


    Weaving land and sky together, huge free-standing arches built in Lochabriggs sandstone literally stride across the landscape, capping hills and offering dramatic lines of sight. (more…)

  • Dunskey Castle near Portpatrick

    portpatrick dunskey castle south west scotland

    Dunskey Castle is a spectacular ruin on the cliff tops a short distance from Portpatrick

    The castle can be reached by climbing a flight of steps to the cliff top above Portpatrick and following a good footpath for less than a quarter mile. (more…)

  • Threave Garden & Estate

    copyright eDGe ImaGe

    Threave’s spectacular gardens have been created over the years by students of the National Trust’s School of Practical Gardening. It was recently voted second in The Independent’s ’10 Best Gardens to Visit in the UK’. (more…)

  • Ken Bridge Hotel

    kenbridge outside

    The Ken Bridge Hotel kitchen prides itself in providing chef created meals using local produce wherever possible. (more…)

  • Wigtown Street Market



    Weekly Street Market (more…)

  • Claymoddie Garden & Galloway Plants


    Described as “the most romantic garden” in this part of Scotland and, despite the endless process of development necessary to keep any garden fresh and interesting, has an air of timelessness and intimacy. (more…)

  • Newton Stewart

    river cree newton stewart

    Newton Stewart is known as the ” Gateway to the Galloway Hills”  The  town is a great base for walkers and mountain bikers to explore the nearby Galloway Forest; the UK’s first Dark Sky Park and one of the world’s best spots for star-gazing. (more…)

  • Smokehouses

    Dumfries and Galloway is blessed with some excellent smoke houses. Smoked food makes a wonderful and welcome present. You can have the produce delivered to your home.



    The Galloway Smokehouse
    Allan Watson

    Carsluith, Creetown, NEWTON STEWART, DG8 7DN

    Tel: 01671 820354


    St James Smokehouse
    Alex McMorran

    Award Winning Scottish Smoked Salmon has been freshly hand-crafted in our traditional smokehouse located in the Royal Burgh of AnnanTel: 01671 401402



    Marrbury Smokehouse
    Ruby Marr

    Whitecairn, Bargrennan, NEWTON STEWART, DG8 6RW

    Tel: 01671 840241


    Supplier of Luxury Smoked Scottish Produce to the Elite in the Catering Industry and to Quality Retailers. 4* Speciality Attraction. Visitor Centre. Smokehouse Factory Shop. Restaurant open seasonally.

  • Whithorn House Tea Room and Gallery

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    Whithorn House Tea Room and Gallery was opened in December 2013 and is in a beautifully restored building dating back to 1840.

    Whithorn House is described as a Victorian Tea Room and offers fine Loose Leaf Teas, (at least 28 varieties) breakfasts, light lunches and traditional cakes——–and coffee too. (more…)

  • Tasty Bites in Port William

    tasty bites take away in port william

    Tasty Bites provides freshly filled sandwiches, baguettes, pannini etc

    Located on the main road in the centre of the village of Port William.

  • James Clerk Maxwell, father of modern physics


    James Clerk Maxwell laid the foundations of modern physics that were to provide Einstein and Heisenberg with Relativity and Quantum theory. Maxwell also produced the first ever colour photograph.


  • Loch Ryan Leisure

    loch ryan leisure fast rib adventure

    Loch Ryan Leisure operate a fast RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat)  sailing from Portpatrick Harbour in South West Scotland. Charters are available ranging from 30 minutes up to a trip to Ailsa Craig, Belfast or even the Isle of Man. (more…)

  • The Jewel in the Crown, Castle Douglas

    The Jewel in the Crown in Castle Douglas is a  popular Indian restaurant, a favourite with locals and tourists in the town. (more…)

  • Hilltop Memorials & Public Art


    Visit prominent memorials to the great men of Galloway’s past. On Vinney (more…)

  • Carlo’s Restaurant

    Carlo's Restaurant, Castle Douglas

    A family run Italian restaurant serving delicious, traditional Italian cuisine. (more…)

  • Dunskey Gardens and Maze


    Dunskey Gardens near Portpatrick  has a charming, tranquil 18th century walled garden with plants both familiar and rare. (more…)

  • Abbey Cottage Coffees & Crafts

    Abbey Cottage tearoom and crafts

    Serving coffees, teas and light meals throughout the day. Delicious home baking. Situated beside picturesque Sweetheart Abbey. Well stocked craft and gift shop.

  • Galloway Activity Centre


    Offers a range of instructor-led water sports and land-based activities including; (more…)

  • Aline Templeton


    A series of novels based in Galloway is currently on its way to becoming a best seller. (more…)

  • The Anchor Inn

    The Anchor Hotel

    Popular pub with outside seating overlooking the Solway Firth at the Kippford estuary, and an extensive bar and restaurant area, with excellent food. (more…)

  • Cardoness Castle

    cardoness castle gatehouse on fleet

    Cardoness Castle is set in an imposing position above Gatehouse of Fleet. This six storey tower house is well preserved and dates back to the 15th century. (more…)

  • Saint Ninian, the first Christian missionary


    Not much is known about Saint Ninian, his story comes from the mists of time, but he is perhaps the most influential person in Scotland’s history. A fourth century missionary saint, he was the first to bring Christianity to Scotland (more…)

  • Dumfries House


    Dumfries House is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes with an outstanding collection of 18th Century Furniture including fine examples of the work of Thomas Chippendale. (more…)

  • Heritage sites

    The heritage of Dumfries and Galloway is rich and varied. We have the memories of St Ninian at Whithorn the founder of Christianity as well as the Tibetan Buddhist Monestary and Meditation Centre in Eskdalemuir. We have Drumlanrig Castle which houses one of Europe’s best art collections and is very much lived in and host to many tourist activities; in contrast to the  ruins  and history of Sweetheart Abbey,  founded in 1273 by Lady Dervorgilla of Galloway in memory of her husband John Balliol, who founded Balliol College in Oxford; the ruins of Dundrennan Abbey, once host to Mary Queen of Scots, and those of Threave Castle, accessible only by boat, and the superb Threave House surrounded by the beauty of Threave Garden.

    Dumfries & Galloway gave birth to some of the nations great scientists and inventors; James Clerk Maxwell, the famous physicist; The Reverend Henry Duncan – founder of the first Savings Bank in Ruthwell; Kirkpatrick Macmillan – inventor of the first bicycle. These are all remembered in museums in the region as is D & G’s contribution to World War 2 at the “Devil’s Porridge”.

    Our art and literature are boundless; everyone knows of Robert Burns, but did you know that John Buchan’s Richard Hannay chased around the region in “The 39 Steps” and Dorothy L Sayers’ “Five Red Herrings” is set around the town of Kirkcudbright, which is well known as the artist’s town having housed many of the famous Glasgow school of artists.

    We have internationally renowned potters, sculptors, artists and photographers who exhibit in the plethora of our museums and galleries. Much of our art is exhibited in natural beauty of our wonderful forested landscape. The celebration of this is the “Spring Fling” festival held every year.

    For more information click here.

  • Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum


    Discover Sanquhar’s world famous knitting tradition and the story fo the mines and miners of Sanquhar and Kirkconnel. (more…)

  • The Green Frog


    A great family day out in the peaceful surroundings of the Upper Annan Valley, surrounded by the Moffat Hills. (more…)

  • The Falkirk Wheel

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    We are open 7 days a week, 10am to 5.30pm.
    Take a turn on the world’s only rotating boat lift, explore the Antonine Wall, or take a wander down the towpaths to The Kelpies. Or, if you’re determined to get your fix of fun on the wet stuff, take a tumble in one of our water walkerz. (more…)

  • New Galloway Golf Club

    new galloway golf in south west scotland

    New Galloway Golf Club is a delightful 9 hole golf course located in South West Scotland. (more…)

  • Mark Frankland


    Mark Frankland, Author, whose books, One Man’s Meat, and The Cull, were derived from agricultural crises which greatly affected the economy of Dumfries & Galloway. (more…)

  • Thomas Telford, the man who made travel possible


    As you drive along the quiet roads of Dumfries & Galloway, over its elegant bridges that span rivers and valleys, even to the land’s end lighthouse on the Mull of Galloway, you will be in the presence of one of history’s greatest civil engineers, Thomas Telford. Famous for his extraordinary bridges, aqueducts, roads, canals and docks, Telford was born in Glendinning, Dumfriesshire in 1757.


  • St Ninian`s Cave

    st ninians cave whithorn galloway

    St Ninian`s Cave – a journey back in time.

    On the shores of Luce Bay in the Machars of Galloway, slightly to the north of Burrowhead (famed for the burning of The Wickerman) lies St Ninian`s Cave. (more…)

  • Rigg Bay to Cruggleton Coastal Walk

    cruggleston castle near garlieston

    A seaside walk in the Machars of Galloway
    Rigg Bay near Garlieston to Cruggleton Castle (about 2 hours there and back). (more…)

  • Nikos @ Blackwater


    Authentic Greek Restaurant featuring mezze nights with live entertainment. Chef,  Nikos, comes from the beautiful island of crete. He has over 40 years of experience working on hotels and restaurants in Crete, cruise ships and the UK. (more…)

  • Broom Fisheries

    Roe Deer at Broom, taken by Carole Lloyd

    Broom Farm Estate, Newbie, by Annan. Off B724. Complex comprises five fly only trout waters stocked with top quality rainbow, browns, golden, blues, tigers and brook trout. (more…)

  • Bladnoch Distillery


    Situated on the banks of the River Bladnoch, the Distillery and Visitors Centre has one of the best Gift Shops in the area with examples of local crafts, good quality Scottish woollen goods and all at attractive prices. (more…)

  • Hullabaloo


    Locally produced food, imaginative ‘city cafe’ menu in a lovely location overlooking the river. (more…)

  • Powfoot Golf Club


    A beautiful 18 hole links course, designed by  James Braid, on the Scottish side of the Solway Firth. (more…)

  • The Port Pantry Coffee and Gift Shop Portpatrick

    portpatrick port pantry sample menu

    The Port Pantry in Portpatrick is a coffee  and gift shop selling probably the best coffee in Portpatrick.  The Port Pantry is family owned and family run and makes a great choice for good home baking and home cooked light lunches at reasonable prices in a friendly setting. (more…)

  • Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park


    Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park set in 27 acres of mixed woodland, is the wild animal conservation centre of southern Scotland. The Conservation Park is near Kirkcudbright. (more…)

  • Gorsebank Coarse & Trout Fishery


    Gorsebank Coarse and Trout Fishery,  just off the A710 Coast  Road is a day ticket fishery near Dalbeattie in a beautiful, peaceful valley on the edge of farmland and forest.  Our 4 pools offer a variety of angling pursuits to suit all abilities. (more…)

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