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South West Coastal 300

The Road Trip for Lovers of History

The South West Coastal 300 is a road trip steeped in the rich history of Scotland. Follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots to Dundrennan Abbey where she spent her final night in Scotland before fleeing to England never to return. Or visit Loch Trool the site where Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, ambushed, the English army in 1307 during the Wars of Scottish Independence.

If what sparks your imagination is a castle or a fortress, a stately home or an abbey, the South West Coastal has some fascinating places to visit. Dumfries House is a majestically refurbished stately home in South Ayrshire and is not far from Culzean Castle which is spectaculary perched on a clifftop overlooking the sea. Despite its fairytale castle appearance, the moated medieval stronghold of Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries was the scene of a terrible siege in 1300.

For those interested in more recent history, why not visit the almost 200 year old Mull of Galloway lighthouse at Scotland’s most southerly point which is still working today. Take a ride on a steam train at the Scottish Industrial Railway Museum. Or visit the birthplace of John Paul Jones, the founder of the US Navy.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your holiday on the SWC300 today!

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