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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 Dumfries and Galloway and South Ayrshire.

Enjoy outdoor activities in stunning scenery. Check out our South West Coastal 300 – “Scotland’s Newest Touring 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 was voted BBC Countryfile Destination of the Year. Recommended by Rough Guides

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 ………….  so easy to reach, so hard to leave!

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.
  • Galloway Forest Park


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  • Robert Burns' Ellisland Farm


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  • Logan Botanic Garden


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  • portpatrick dunskey castle south west scotland

    Dunskey Castle near Portpatrick


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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.
  • Old Station House - Kilfillan Holiday Cottage

    Self Catering, Newton Stewart
    Sleeps 0
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  • Hawthorn House

    B&B / Guest house, Port William
    Sleeps 6
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  • Rusko Studio

    Self Catering, Castle Douglas
    Sleeps 6
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  • Burnside Cottage

    Self Catering, Port William
    Sleeps 5
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    1 day ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    If you are a keen Walker and want to see more of South West Scotland then come along and enjoy Walkfest Newton Stewart. Suited to all sorts of abilities and aimed at exploring different countryside aspects from hillsides to coasts with lots in between.
    Walkfest - Newton Stewart
    #VSWS
    #SWC300Walk place availability (as at 24th March):

    We have plenty of space on most walks, although the following routes are filling up fast and only have a few spaces left:
    Walk 2.6 - Archaeology walk (Saturday 11th May)
    Walk 3.5 - Gentle Merrick (Sunday 12th May)
    Walk 5.2 - A smuggler's coast (Tuesday 14th May)
    ...

    If you are a keen Walker and want to see more of South West Scotland then come along and enjoy Walkfest Newton Stewart. Suited to all sorts of abilities and aimed at exploring different countryside aspects from hillsides to coasts with lots in between.
Walkfest - Newton Stewart 
#VSWS
#SWC300

     

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    Andrew Laird

    Kerry Lloyd

    Lee Veldon

    Scarves Etc .. maybe one for you if you enjoy walking?

    Kerry Lloyd

    One for your Dad xx

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    6 days ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    Beautiful daffodils at Threave Garden and Estate.
    #VSWS
    #SWC300

    Threave Garden and Estate
    Another wee taster of just a few of the Daffodils along the trail in Keltonhill Wood 😊
    #fortheloveofscotland #nts
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    6 days ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    More great reasons to Visit South West Scotland
    #VSWS
    #SWC300Only two weeks to go until you can explore the stunning surrounds of Drumlanrig Castle and stumble upon beautifully tended gardens, enchanting woodland trails and no shortage of lovely surprises… #findyouradventure
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    More great reasons to Visit South West Scotland
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    6 days ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    A great reason to Visit South West Scotland.
    #VSWS
    #SWC300Will you be joining us on our sea safari adventure to Ailsa Craig this Easter?

    Stay with us on our Easter Package and enjoy a whole host of activities and dining experiences!

    Find out more here - www.glenappcastle.com/offer/easterweekend/
    ...

    A great reason to Visit South West Scotland.
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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 Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway. We would love it if you would let us share our 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 …. so easy to reach, so hard to leave!

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