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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.
  • family fun activity

    Cream o’ Galloway


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  • Galloway Forest Park


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  • Scottish Industrial Railway Centre


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  • Just to Say Gifts and Flowers


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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.
  • Craiglemine Cottage B&B

    B&B / Guest house, Whithorn
    Sleeps 4
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    Yellow Door Holiday Cottage

    Self Catering, Kirkcudbright
    Sleeps 4
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  • Barrhill Farm Holiday Cottages

    Self Catering, Newton Stewart
    Sleeps 0
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  • Loch Ken Holiday Park

    Camping / Caravans, Castle Douglas
    Sleeps 0
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    A great photo of Loch Dee in Galloway Forest Park. Cycle or walk in from Glentrool or Clatteringshaws. Shared from Instagram- credit Mark McKie Photography. ...

    A great photo of Loch Dee in Galloway Forest Park. Cycle or walk in from Glentrool or Clatteringshaws. Shared from Instagram- credit Mark McKie Photography.

     

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    18 hours ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    For your enjoyment. Don't forget to look out for all the Spring Fling studio signposts wherever you are in Dumfries and Galloway. They will direct you to somewhere exciting. 😄
    #VSWS
    #SWC300Spring Fling studios are now open! We hope you have a fantastic weekend & enjoy seeing all of the creative talent the region has to offer! Studios open Sat / Sun / Mon / 10.30am - 5.30pm / late openings - check brochure & website: www.spring-fling.co.uk/studios/ #SF2019 #openstudios #art #craft #dumfriesandgalloway #visitsouthwestscotland
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    For your enjoyment. Dont forget to look out for all the Spring Fling studio signposts wherever you are in Dumfries and Galloway. They will direct you to somewhere exciting. 😄
#VSWS
#SWC300

    On your South West Coastal 300 adventure, how about visiting Turnberry Lighthouse with its magnificent views. Nearby lie the ruins of Turnberry Castle - where Robert the Bruce spent his childhood and was possibly born there! Shared from Instagram- Trumpgolf ...

    On your South West Coastal 300 adventure, how about visiting Turnberry Lighthouse with its magnificent views. Nearby lie the ruins of Turnberry Castle - where Robert the Bruce spent his childhood and was possibly born there!  Shared from Instagram- Trumpgolf

     

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    2 days ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    Don't forget, it's the Spring Fling this Bank Holiday weekend.
    Lots of interesting places opening their doors to you, local arts and crafts, galleries, studios, cafes displaying local crafts and just too much to mention.
    All this in Dumfries and Galloway where everyone will be warmly greeted.
    #VSWS
    #SWC300Spring Fling 2019 starts tomorrow!

    All studios will be open 10.30am-5.30pm / 25-27th / Some studios are open 6-8pm tonight, Sat & Sun.

    Check your brochure or the website for information on all studios including evening openings: www.spring-fling.co.uk/studios/

    #SF2018 #openstudios #art #craft #dumfriesandgalloway #visitsouthwestscotland
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    Dont forget, its the Spring Fling this Bank Holiday weekend.
Lots of interesting places opening their doors to you, local arts and crafts, galleries, studios, cafes displaying local crafts and just too much to mention.
All this in Dumfries and Galloway where everyone will be warmly greeted.
#VSWS
#SWC300
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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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