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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.

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Galloway Red Kite Trail

    Red kite © Angus Hogg

    The Galloway Red Kite Trail (or Galloway Kite Trail) is an exciting nature watching opportunity to view the spectacular red kite in lovely scenery. Situated around beautiful Loch Ken, the trail promotes the population of …

  • 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 …

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • Crawick Multiverse

    Crawick Multiverse in Sanquhar

    Crawick Multiverse is a spectacular artland, visitor attraction and events venue utilising landscape art to transform a former open cast coal mine into an outdoor space that can be enjoyed by future generations. Globally-renowned landscape artist Charles …

  • 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'. …

  • RSPB Ken-Dee Marshes Reserve

    RSPB Ken-Dee Marshes 2015 © Calum Murray (RSPB Scotland) (1)

    One of many great places to visit on the Galloway Red Kite Trail. With stunning views across the River Dee and Loch Ken, this tranquil reserve plays host to many exciting winter visitors, including Greenland …

  • 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 …

  • 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 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 …

  • RSPB Mersehead Reserve

    Sunset and sands at Mersehead

    Discover the breathtaking scenery and wildlife that's typical of this region. Stroll along the nature trails and use the viewing hides to explore at your own pace. Spring is particularly magical, when the wet meadows fill …

  • 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 …

  • RSPB Mull of Galloway Reserve

    Mull of Galloway razorbills on cliffs ©Calum Murray (RSPB Scotland) (1)

    Everywhere you turn there's a stunning view. To the west is the Solway Firth and Irish Sea, with the Isle of Man in the distance.  In summertime, all around you is the frenzied activity of …

  • 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 …


  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Mossyard Farm Pottery


    Mossyard Farm Pottery is a new paint it yourself studio based on Mossyard Farm, a working beef and sheep farm running 110 cows and 650 sheep. With beautiful views of Fleet bay and within two …

  • RSPB Wood of Cree Reserve


    The Wood of Cree is the largest ancient wood in southern Scotland. In spring, the woodland really comes alive, with bluebells on the ground and birdsong in the air. You'll hear pied flycatchers and warblers. The …

  • NTS Rockcliffe Coastline


    Rockcliffe is one of Scotland’s most beautiful coastlines, stretching along the Solway Firth on the southern edge of Dumfries and Galloway. Part of a National Scenic Area, the National Trust for Scotland nature reserve is fringed with wildflowers and dotted with sailing …

  • RSPB Crook of Baldoon Reserve

    Crook of Baldoon in summer

    The view that opens up in front of you as you approach the car park is breathtaking. Cairnsmore of Fleet and the Galloway Hills act as a backdrop to wild saltmarsh and mudflats and the …

  • Logan Botanic Garden


    5 * Logan Botanic Garden is Scotland’s Most Exotic Garden and hosts plant treasures from the southern hemisphere – rarely seen in the UK. Situated at the south-western tip of Scotland, Logan Botanic Garden is an exotic …

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