Attraction types

Attraction types

Food and Drink
Nature and Wildlife
History & Heritage
Family Fun
Arts and Culture
Routes, Tours and Experiences
Accommodation types

Accommodation types

Fall in love with South West Scotland.

Discover South West Scotland

South West Scotland has something for everyone, from forest holidays to family holidays, adventure holidays to road trips.

Visit the famous Gretna Green, the spectacular Dumfries House, or the magical Galloway Forest Park. With 200 miles of stunning coastline, rolling hills and beautiful forests, there is no better place to escape to.

Explore on two feet or on two wheels; whether you prefer an exhilarating bike ride or a tranquil forest walk, you will find it here. Discover our fascinating history. Follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, or our national poet Robert Burns.

And most of all, get to know the locals. Come along to one of our festivals, join us on Burns Night for a dinner of haggis, tatties and neeps; sample the delicious oysters at Stranraer Oyster Festival; or pick up a great read at the Wigtown Book Festival.

Things to See & Do in South West Scotland

Discover the Dark Skies

South West Scotland is the perfect destination for lovers of the dark sky. Whether you’re an experienced astronomer or a complete beginner, you will be blown away by the beauty of our night skies. South West Scotland has some of the lowest levels of light pollution in the UK so it is the ideal place for stargazing. The region is home to Galloway International Dark Sky Park, the first of its kind in the UK, and to the internationally recognised Dark Sky Community at Moffat.


Upcoming Events in South West Scotland

South West Coastal 300

The South West Coastal 300 is a breathtakingly scenic 300 mile road trip that tours the south west of Scotland. If you are looking for gorgeous scenery, enchanting coastlines and new things to do and see, this is the road trip for you.

Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventure seeker or a history buff, there is so much for you to discover along the South West Coastal 300!

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Holiday Ideas

We’ve put together a selection of holiday itineraries for you to explore, adapt and enjoy. Whether you are interested in exploring the great outdoors, getting out on the golf course, delighting in the local delicacies, we’ve got something for you.

Accommodation South West Scotland

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South West Scotland has a huge variety of places to stay. Whether you want to stay in a charming castle or a romantic campsite under the stars, we have the place to suit you!


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