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.
Tasty Bites provides freshly filled sandwiches, baguettes, pannini etc
Located on the main road in the centre of the village.
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…)
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…)
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. Stand in (more…)
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…)
The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory occupies a fantastic hilltop site on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. This publically accessible educational observatory has some of the darkest skies in the UK and two large telescopes through which to observe the night sky. (more…)
Makers of hand thrown domestic pottery richly decorated using traditional slipware techniques and lively bright designs, often based on birds and animals. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)