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Welcome…

to South West Scotland!

Visit our award winning holiday destination soon.

Discover our charming towns and villages  Stay in our  welcoming accommodation  Step into South West Scotland.

Enjoy outdoor activities in stunning scenery. Drive on quiet country roads and check out our South West Coastal 300 – “Scotland’s Other Route” Explore the rich culture of our heritage and traditional events.

South West Scotland has more than 200 miles of fabulous coastline, the largest Forestry Park in the UK  and remote Galloway Hills to discover. We also have the U.K.`s first Dark Sky Park and recently  we were BBC Countryfile Destination of the Year.

You can choose your accommodation here. Book direct with the owners of  hundreds of tourism businesses, large and small, in our characterful area. Please check out all the brilliant things to see and do in and around South West Scotland ………….  always something to see & do!

Find out about our brand new South West Coastal 300 Route by clicking on the map below.

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Featured Attractions

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Below are a selection of our featured attractions from across South West Scotland.
  • Mull of Galloway

    Mull of Galloway Experience


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  • Crafty Distillery & Visitor Centre


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  • Easterbrook LIVE


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  • Henrys Bay House Restaurant Stranraer

    Henrys Bay House Restaurant, Stranraer


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  • Featured Accommodation

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    To get you started here is a selection of accommodation choices across Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Glenhoul Brae Holiday Cottage

    Self Catering, Castle Douglas
    Sleeps 10
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  • Riverview Lodge

    Self Catering, Kippford
    Sleeps 4
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  • Nadav`s Shed-A dry camping option

    Camping / Caravans, Stranraer
    Sleeps 3
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  • Nunland Hillside Lodges

    Self Catering, Dumfries
    Sleeps 0
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    1 day ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    An absolutely stunning view of Ailsa Craig.
    This is why driving the South West Coastal 300 whilst Visiting South West Scotland is such a great idea.
    Photograph courtesy of Peter Ribbeck Photography
    #VSWS
    #SWC300The light over Ailsa Craig yesterday was superb and I had the good fortune of catching the passing birds!

    If you look close enough you will see the skeletal superstructure on the right of a passing fishing boat, just over the horizon.

    settings: ISO400 @380mm, F8 for 1/400th sec
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    An absolutely stunning view of Ailsa Craig. 
This is why driving the South West Coastal 300 whilst Visiting South West Scotland is such a great idea.
Photograph courtesy of Peter Ribbeck Photography
#VSWS
#SWC300

     

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    Beautiful

    The first time I ever saw it, I thought it looked like a great granite muffin rising out of the sea. Really head turning.

    Jake Barley Lisa-Jane Horrey

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    Coming up next year.....Swing Supreme,(get their new CD on the band website www.swingsupreme.co.uk) the Edinburgh-based Swing/Jazz band puts their mark on Fats Domino's song 'I'm Wa... ...

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    I'll be putting new clips on the Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival page most weeks so keep an eyeball out.

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    2 days ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    Bagged the Munros? Why not check out our amazing hills and mountains in South West Scotland- no Munros here but several Corbetts and plenty challenging smaller hills.Todays wander in the Galloway Hills, Trigs, Lochs, Plane Wreckage and Guid pals ...

    You can get really close up to the deer 🦌 in Galloway Forest Park near New Galloway. ...

    You can get really close up to the deer 🦌 in Galloway Forest Park near New Galloway.

     

    Comment on Facebook

    Gerhard Leder

    Graham 😍

    Aaron Weaver

    They really do come right up to you 👌

    Can someone send me a link to this place 😁 would like to go, thanks x

    MB Kilbride

    Andy Gibb

    Christie Sandra do you recognise this fella?

    the same friendly deer

    Carotts please lol

    Spike xx

    Wondeerful! 😂

    A great place to visit, don’t forget your carrots! 🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕

    Maisie Rachel Traynor we should do this at Christmas?

    Been there.. it's wonderful

    Sheena Ramsay - is this Aaron? x

    I love visiting Spike & Aaron Beautiful creatures <3 <3

    Spike

    Beautiful <3

    Morning Spike 😃

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    3 days ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    Stunning picture of last nights moon.
    from The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
    #VSWSThe Moon tonight.
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    Stunning picture of last nights moon.
from The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
#VSWS

     

    Comment on Facebook

    Is that not Apollo 11 landing site right in the middle?

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    Why visit South West Scotland for your next holiday?

    South West Scotland is a nature-lover’s dream with everything from red deer and  red squirrels  to red kites!

    Who are Visit South West Scotland?

    Visit South West Scotland are a group of independent tourism businesses based in South West Scotland. We would love it if you would let us share it’s secrets with you.

    Book now with one of our many accommodation providers -maybe a hotel in a lighthouse or a glamping experience in a forest.

    South West Scotland …. always something to see & do!

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