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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

  • 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.


  • 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…)

  • What’s On


    The link gives a list of the main events that are occuring in Dumfries and Galloway over the coming month. It is designed to be print friendly.

    What’s on in September

  • 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…)

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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…)

  • Stir-It Cafe Stranraer


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

  • 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.

  • 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…)