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In South West Scotland 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.

  • 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. The otter platform close by gives views over …

  • Nocturnal Wildlife Tours


    See wildlife in a totally different light throughout the year! A truly unique and unforgettable experience could be yours. Prepare to be astounded as we open your eyes to the lives of nocturnal wildlife in Dumfries …

  • 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. Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust …

  • Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve

    Wigtown Bay

    Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest LNR in Britain. The estuary, with large areas of salt marsh and mudflats is vitally important for many of the species that live there, especially for salt …

  • 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 …

  • Mersehead

    Sunset and sands at Mersehead

  • Mull of Galloway Experience

    Mull of Galloway

    Mull of Galloway Experience The Mull of Galloway is Scotland's most Southerly Point. At the end of a narrow peninsula with stunning views in every direction, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Exhibition, the RSPB …

  • 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. A varied collection of nearly 150 animals from all over the …

  • 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. Here at Mossburn animal rescue centre in …

  • 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. Discover the breath taking scenery and …

  • Red Kite Trail


    The varied landscape of woodland, farmland. marsh and hill around Loch Ken makes it good kite habitat. The area supports many species that provide the Kites with a scource of carrion such as rabbits, brown …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Keith Kirk's Natural History

    Dumfries and Galloway has a wealth of wildlife and history waiting to be discovered. From the shores of the Solway Firth, through farmland and woodland on to the high tops of the Galloway Hills. This web …

  • Caerlaverock Wetland Centre


    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. Experience the …

  • Crook of Baldoon Reserve

    Crook 4

  • Robert Burns' Ellisland Farm


    Discover Robert Burns' family home "His Domicile for Humility and Contentment", built for him in 1788 and where many of his greatest works were inspired. Tam o' Shanter, Auld Lang Syne and Ae Fond Kiss …

  • 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. A tidal pool created by a blow hole which formed sometime during the last ice age. For …

  • NTS Threave Garden

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    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'. …

  • Cream o’ Galloway

    family fun activity

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

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