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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.

  • The Globe Inn


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    The Globe Inn, tucked away in a narrow close off the High Street of Dumfries, will always be associated with Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard. It is one of the country's oldest hostelries, established in …

     
  • Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room


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    Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room 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 …

     
  • Historic Scotland - Dundrennan Abbey


    Dundrennan Abbey

    Enjoy the peace of this beautiful Gothic abbey set in tree-fringed pastures where Mary Queen of Scots spent her last hours in Scotland. This was the major abbey of the Cistercian order, which was founded on …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Caerlaverock Castle


    Caerlaverock Castle

    The epitome of the moated, medieval stronghold, Caerlaverock’s great triangular defences guard the Solway shore. This site has had a turbulent past. In 1300, its 60-strong garrison was defeated by Edward I’s vast English army …

     
  • Annandale Cycles


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    Welcome to Annandale Cycles of Caledonian Place, Moffat. We repair and sell new and second-hand bicycles and offer accommodation for cyclists looking to be centrally-located for the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Trails at Ae, Innerleithen, Glentress and Mabie and …

     
  • Scottish Castles Route


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    Our Scottish Castles Route lets you explore over 250 miles of delightful and varied countryside. Steep yourself in history as there are well over a dozen castles and abbeys to visit on your journey. Take several …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Cardoness Castle


    Cardoness Castle

    Cardoness was built in the 1400s by the notorious McCulloch family, as a demonstration of their status. The well-preserved prison shows the kind of reception their most unwelcome guests might expect. Admission Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE Adult: £5.00 Child …

     
  • Burns Country Run


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    The Burns Country Run is a route of 162 miles and celebrates the life of Robert Burns the National Bard of Scotland. Robert Burns, more commonly referred to as Robbie or Rabbie Burns was born in …

     
  • Kippford Classic Car Hire


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    Located near Kippford on the South West Coastal 300 route, we offer 1950's, 60's and 70's classic vehicles for self drive hire.   Great for a special occasion, or birthday gift! Explore the stunning coastline and scenery of Dumfries and Galloway. Fancy a camping trip?   Why not …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Threave Castle


    Threave Castle

    Cross the River Dee by boat to visit this enchanting castle set on its own island. Rich with wildflowers in summer; you might see ospreys and otters hunting in the river. The castle was besieged by …

     
  • Historic Scotland- New Abbey Corn Mill


    New Abbey Corn Mill

    See a beautifully-restored village mill in action and learn about how oatmeal, a staple of the Scottish diet, was once made. A mill was probably built here by the monks of nearby Sweetheart Abbey, but …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Glenluce Abbey


    Glenluce Abbey

    Tucked in a tranquil valley is one of Scotland’s best-preserved monasteries. A highlight is the magnificent chapter house, with its ornate windows and grotesque carvings. There is also a remarkable plumbing system that supplied the …

     
  • South West Coastal 300


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    The South West Coastal 300 route in South West Scotland is a stunning drive of just over 300 Miles. Much of your route follows our many miles of awesome coastline while you will also have the …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Sweetheart Abbey


    Sweetheart Abbey

    A monument to human and divine love, Sweetheart Abbey was named for its founder, Lady Dervorgilla, who was buried here with the embalmed heart of her beloved husband. The abbey church, with a stone effigy …

     
  • Historic Scotland- MacLellan's Castle


    MacLellans Castle

    Explore the impressive residence of a powerful family in the heart of Kirkcudbright and the vaulted ground floor rooms in which their servants once worked. Look for the laird’s lug, a spy hole in the …

     
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