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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.

  • Historic Scotland - 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 …

     
  • Crown and Anchor Tearooms and Accommodation


      We are a small, family run cafe which is very popular with locals and tourists alike. We offer a varied menu that we hope has something for everyone to enjoy. Our cakes are all homemade, we …

     
  • Crawick Multiverse


    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 …

     
  • Cool Licks and Hot Drinks Ltd


    Cool Licks and Hot Drinks can be found by the beach at Port Logan. We started Cool Licks and Hot Drinks after we heard the laments of the visitors to the beautiful village. We serve …

     
  • Basecamp Cafe at Laggan


    Basecamp Cafe sits atop Laggan with incredible panoramic views over the Solway coast. We serve the freshest, locally sourced food, all made on site from scratch by our fantastic team.

     
  • Burns Country Run


    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 …

     
  • Blackaddie House Restaurant


    The menu changes daily and all dishes are made in their own kitchens featuring, wherever possible, locally sourced Scottish ingredients. It's not just about fine dining, there is also a TDH menu available every day, a …

     
  • Galloway In Pencil


    Beautiful detailed drawings from around Galloway. Prints, cards, ornaments and The Wee Book O' Galloway In Pencil showing some history of the buildings featured. Working from home Heather produces her artwork from which she does her …

     
  • Historic Scotland- 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 …

     
  • Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room


    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 …

     
  • Doon Valley Crafters and Coffee Shop


    Welcome to Doon Valley Crafters and Coffee Shop.

     
  • Kippford Car and Camper Hire


    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 …

     
  • A. D. Rattray’s Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop


    Whisky Experience

    Your perfect introduction to Scotch Whisky... Discover Scotch whisky as you explore our unique Whisky Experience & Shop. Let us guide you on your whisky journey, whether this is your first experience of Scotch or you already …

     
  • Historic Scotland- 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 …

     
  • Solway Tours


     
  • The Globe Inn


    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 …

     
  • Laggan Outdoor


    Laggan Outdoor  offer adventure and recreational experiences for all the family. Set in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway, on the hills above the Solway coast, you really will struggle to find a more stunning location.

     
  • Scottish Castles Route


    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 …

     
  • Segway Tours


     
  • Broughton House & Garden


    Cross the threshold of Broughton House and enter the world of wellknown Scottish artist E A Hornel, one of the ‘Glasgow Boys’. Open to the public from April 2005 after a period of conservation, this …

     
  • Barholm Arts and Crafts


     
  • Historic Scotland- 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 …

     
  • Del Amitri Restaurant @ The Powfoot Hotel


    Since opening in late 2007, the Del Amitri Restaurant has won recognition from leading food critics in Scotland. In 2016, the restaurant moved to The Powfoot Hotel with seating for up to 36 guests. This is a traditional style restaurant, with …

     
  • The Lairds Inn


     
  • Historic Scotland- 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 …

     
  • Stranraer and District Angling Association


    Founded in 1947 Stranraer and District Angling Association offers visiting anglers a diverse choice, from remote wild brown trout fishing, to a well stocked user friendly loch especially suited to the younger and disadvantaged anglers …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Criffel Coaches


      Welcome to Criffel Coaches.  We are a small, family run, concern, operating quality 15 seater mini coaches from our base near Dumfries. We take pride in providing a friendly, caring and professional service to all our customers, …

     
  • Elmlea Plants


    Elmlea  is a small, family run nursery located in Old Minnigaff, specialising in herbaceous perennials and grasses. The  nursery is small but we have a large constantly evolving garden where visitors can see mature specimens of …

     
  • Historic Scotland- MacLellan's 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 …

     
  • The Harbour House Hotel.


    Nestled in the South West corner of Dumfries & Galloway the Harbour House offers contemporary accommodation, with eight bedrooms and three self-catering apartments, designed with comfort and quality in mind. Our onsite restaurant not only …

     
  • GG's Yard Venue


    GG’s Yard Venue We offer a simply stunning setting, hidden in the glorious Galloway hills which overlook breathtaking views of Scotland’s most beautiful southern coastline. Our location is nothing less than perfect and if you are …

     
  • Scotland In A Snapshot


     
  • The Townhead Hotel


    Welcome to the Townhead Hotel. Restaurant Our resident Chef and his team are on-hand to provide you with some amazing food. We strive to use as many locally sourced Scottish ingredients wherever possible. We guarantee you will love our …

     
  • Creetown Gem Rock Museum


    The Gem Rock Museum is very easy to find. Located in Creetown we are 7 miles from Newton Stewart and 11 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet on the A75 Carlisle to Stranraer trunk road directly …

     
  • Barholm Cycle Hire


     
  • South West Coastal 300


    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- 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Historic Scotland- 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 …

     
  • The Mill on the Fleet


    The Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse

    The Mill on the Fleet is a restored 18th century cotton mill on the bank of the River Fleet in Gatehouse of Fleet.  Now an exhibition centre it is spread over three floors and houses core …

     
  • Annandale Cycles


    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 …

     
  • Crafty Distillery


    Here at Crafty Distillery, in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway, we have a plan. To create tasty spirits from scratch using new technology and locally sourced ingredients Crafty Distillery & Visitor Centre Our modern distillery is …

     
  • Beltie Books and Cafe


    Autumn is passing into winter, so we are reducing hours a little.  Closed Sundays as well as Tuesdays now.  Feels like hibernation is almost upon us. Come and visit BELTIE BOOKS & Café Books.  Coffee, tea, chocolate.  Cake.  …

     
  • The Old Colfin Creamery


    The Old Colfin Creamery restaurant, brought to you by Nick, Emma and Allan. Offering a balance between old classics and modern dishes using seasonal local produce. A warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere.

     
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