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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.
  • Cycling, South West Scotland


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  • portpatrick dunskey castle south west scotland

    Dunskey Castle near Portpatrick


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  • Logan Botanic Garden


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  • family fun activity

    Cream o’ Galloway


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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.
  • Rosebank Holiday Cottage

    Self Catering, Stranraer
    Sleeps 6
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  • Kirkpatrick House

    B&B / Guest house, Gretna Green
    Sleeps 6
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  • The Steamboat Inn

    Hotels and Inns, Carsethorn
    Sleeps 5
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  • Clashwhannon Public House and Caravan Park

    Camping / Caravans, Drummore
    Sleeps 0
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    Climb Byne Hill near Girvan and perhaps you’ll get a sunset view of Ailsa Craig! 📷 morninggglory
    #SWC300
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    Climb Byne Hill near Girvan and perhaps you’ll get a sunset view of Ailsa Craig! 📷 morninggglory 
#SWC300

    If you are in the Leadhills or Wanlockhead area at the beginning of September travelling on the South West Coastal 300 why not stay a while and explore the Museum of Lead Mining and book an overnight stay at The Hopetoun Arms and take in the Leadhills Music Blast, Friday Saturday and Sunday 6th, 7th and 8th of September.
    #VSWS
    #SWC300
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    If you are in the Leadhills or Wanlockhead area at the beginning of September travelling on the South West Coastal 300 why not stay a while and explore the Museum of Lead Mining and book an overnight stay at The Hopetoun Arms and take in the Leadhills Music Blast, Friday Saturday and Sunday 6th, 7th and 8th of September.
#VSWS
#SWC300

    1 week ago

    Visit South West Scotland

    A wonderful photograph of Grey Mares Tail in the Galloway Forest Park.
    A very good reason to take a short side trip off the South West Coastal 300. You can always call in at the Deer Park and spot the wild goats too
    Photograph courtesy of Hobby_photopraphy2019
    #SWC300
    #VSWSNewton Stewart's very own Gray Mares Tail.

    Galloway Forest Park.

    So many wonderful pictures of this place but this was one of my favourites.

    I'll endup uploading more no dowt :)
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    A wonderful photograph of Grey Mares Tail in the Galloway Forest Park. 
A very good reason to take a short side trip off the South West Coastal 300. You can always call in at the Deer Park and spot the wild goats too
Photograph courtesy of Hobby_photopraphy2019
#SWC300
#VSWS

    A beautiful photo of Morton Castle and loch near Thornhill. Check it out on your next South West Coastal 300 adventure #SWC300. 📷 CaledoniaWanderer Repost from Instagram. ...

    A beautiful photo of Morton Castle and loch near Thornhill. Check it out on your next South West Coastal 300 adventure #SWC300. 📷 CaledoniaWanderer Repost from Instagram.

     

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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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