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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.
  • Blackaddie House Restaurant


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  • Wild Eskdale / Wildlife Experiences


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  • on the SW300 Mull of Galloway

    South West Coastal 300 #SWC300


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  • Polarbites Fish and Chip Restaurant


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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.
  • Greenhead Lodge

    Self Catering, Dumfries
    Sleeps 8
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  • Burnside Cottage

    Self Catering, Port William
    Sleeps 5
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  • Brewery House Bed and Breakfast

    B&B / Guest house, Newton Stewart
    Sleeps 4
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  • Torrs Warren Country House Hotel

    Hotels and Inns, Portpatrick
    Sleeps 0
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    1 day ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    Another lovely set of photographs from Stuart Tilbury Photography.
    This time taken at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate
    #VSWS
    #SWC300Drumlanrig ☀️
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    3 days ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    Some great wildlife to be seen on the South West Coastal 300
    Isle of Whithorn on the Machars Peninsula
    #VSWS
    #SWC300Natural Scotland ▶️ Rocking it at the Isle of #Whithorn, one very determined seal. 💪 The village is at the southern end of the #Machars peninsula of #Galloway, and on the #SWC300 - Scotland's 'other' great drive. Perfect for an Easter trip! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 📸 George Theodosiou
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    Some great wildlife to be seen on the South West Coastal 300 
Isle of Whithorn on the Machars Peninsula
#VSWS
#SWC300

     

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    Mary Arnott

    Keep an eye out on Monday Stephen Martin for the seal

    Mike Charlton this page for you 😀

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    4 days ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    Easter egg hunt for the kids and coffee and cake for those that want to watch the fun.
    What a perfect way to spend the weekend.
    #VSWS
    #SWC300This Easter Sunday why not come along to the gardens and treat yourself to the wonder that is Castle Kennedy.

    Get your little ones to roam the grounds for our Easter Egg hunt where there’s lots of yummy chocolate to find, and why not indulge in our lovely tea room that’s just waiting to serve you some delicious lunch and afternoon treats.
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    Easter egg hunt for the kids and coffee and cake for those that want to watch the fun.
What a perfect way to spend the weekend.
#VSWS
#SWC300

    4 days ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    More Easter Eggs to be hunted down and eaten 😋
    #VSWS
    #SWC300🎉Easter Weekend is upon us! 🎉

    🐰Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd we will be having an Easter egg hunt around the farm ! 🐰

    🥚Come along and join the fun ! 🥚
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    More Easter Eggs to be hunted down and eaten 😋
#VSWS
#SWC300

    Dundrennan Abbey, near Kirkcudbright. Another gem to visit from the SWC300 ...

    Dundrennan Abbey, near Kirkcudbright. Another gem to visit from the SWC300

     

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    We love Dundeennan Abbey. A place of beauty and history ❤️

    Definitely worth a visit 😊

    Hoping to visit in June

    Fab place well worth seeing

    The last place Mary Qween of Scots stayed, sailed from port mary to maryport, never saw Scotland again.

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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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