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In South West Scotland we like to have fun. And why not? We want you to feel good about, well, everything. So, whether it is high art or walking, food or jazz or books or kids or country and western or poetry or sailing or singing or Robert Burns or biking or running or rallying or mining or weaving or gardening or cycling or tree-felling or baking or growing or dancing or star-gazing or bird watching … there’s always something fun to do for everyone of any age.

  • 'A' The Airts


    'A' The Airts in Sanquhar is a community based arts centre and is the hub for the Upper Nithsdale Arts and Crafts Initiative. Since it opened in 2010 it has become an integral part of …

     
  • -Galloway Activity Centre


    Offers a range of instructor-led water sports and land-based activities including; sailing windsurfing power boating canoeing kayaking blo karting climbing quad biking mountain biking archery zip wire outdoor laser quest Activities for families, individuals and groups. Prior …

     
  • -Henrys Bay House Restaurant Stranraer


    Henrys Bay House Restaurant Stranraer

    Henrys bay house restaurant is nestled in the West Coast town of Stranraer, the menu features locally sourced fish and meat prepared and cooked freshly to order by local chef/restauranteur John Henry. The restaurant also boasts …

     
  • A. D. Rattray’s Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop


    Whisky Experience

    Your perfect introduction to Scotch Whisky... Discover Scotch whisky as you explore our unique Whisky Experience & Shop. Let us guide you on your whisky journey, whether this is your first experience of Scotch or you already …

     
  • A7 Motorcycles Royal Enfield


    Situated in the centre of Langholm adjacent the A7 historic route from Carlisle to Edinburgh, A7 Motorcycles are Royal Enfield appointed dealers for Northern England and Scotland. Set amidst the beautiful borderland countryside, within 20 miles …

     
  • Abbey Cottage Coffees & Crafts


    Abbey Cottage tearoom and crafts

    Serving coffees, teas and light meals throughout the day. Delicious home baking. Situated beside picturesque Sweetheart Abbey. Well stocked craft and gift shop.

     
  • Ae7 Bikes


    Ae7 Bikes is a visitor centre which is based out on the Ae 7Stanes world famous mountain bike and downhill biking trails just north of Dumfries. Café / bike hire / bike parking / bikewash …

     
  • Alderneuk Fishery


    A fairly new trout fishery close to Dumfries. Lovely peaceful setting on a small loch. Stocked with top quality Rainbow trout weighing from 3lb to 6lb. Opening times Tuesday to Sunday 8am till dusk.

     
  • Aldouran Wetland Garden Leswalt


    algdouran wetland garden in leswat

    Aldouran Wetland Garden is a community run venture in the North Rhins of Galloway. There is a small community garden beside the entrance. Beyond this is the wetland where there is a bird hide. beyond …

     
  • Alexandra Cafe Stranraer


    alexandra cafe stranraer

    Popular Cafe in Stranraer`s main shopping street. Coffee is highly recommended. Light lunches are also served at this excellent Stranraer Cafe. Why not check out the Alexandra Cafe Stranraer next time you visit.  

     
  • Ancestral Tourism - Stuart Coles Genealogist


    Looking for your ancestors in south-west Scotland? Let me help you find them.  I provide comprehensive ancestral tourism and genealogical research services.  By using resources in local archives and libraries, as well as those in the major …

     
  • Annan River Fishing


    The Annan is about 35 miles long and most of it is available to the visiting angler. It runs from Moffat in the north to Annan on the Solway coast. It passes by Beattock, Wamphray, …

     
  • Annandale Cycles


    Welcome to Annandale Cycles of Caledonian Place, Moffat. We repair and sell new and second-hand bicycles and offer accommodation for cyclists looking to be centrally-located for the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Trails at Ae, Innerleithen, Glentress and Mabie and …

     
  • Annandale Distillery Company Ltd


    Welcome to Annandale Distillery Established in 1836, we’re one of Scotland’s oldest operating distilleries. Located close to the Scotland-England border, we’re also the first (and last) distillery in Scotland. Whilst in the ownership of the famous Johnnie Walker, …

     
  • Ardwell Gardens


    ardwell gardens gaardens of galloway

    Daffodils, rock plants, rhododendrons and flowering shrubs in woodland setting. Pond walk and sea views are all on offer at Ardwell Gardens Surrounding a private 18th century country estate house Ardwell Gardens is a naturally unspoilt …

     
  • Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally


    The inaugural running of the purpose built ‘spectator stage’ in a quarry near Dalbeattie was a huge hit with competitors and fans alike in 2013,2014 and this will return in 2015. This stage is unique …

     
  • Auldgirth Inn


    Good food in a traditional pub. The Auldgirth Inn is set in the wonderfully picturesque Nithsdale valley. Built in the 1500's the Auldgirth Inn began as a sanctuary for Monks as they travelled from Melrose to …

     
  • BarendBar & Restaurant


    Warm  and friendly  with a wood burning stove at its heart, and Gary & Lesley looking forward to welcoming you. BarendBar & Restaurant is a family orientated dining pub, providing excellent, good quality, home cooked food …

     
  • Barholm Arts and Crafts


     
  • Barholm Cycle Hire


     
  • Basecamp Cafe at Laggan


    Basecamp Cafe sits atop Laggan with incredible panoramic views over the Solway coast. We serve the freshest, locally sourced food, all made on site from scratch by our fantastic team.

     
  • Bayview Nursery


    Bayview Nursery is within the walled garden of the Wigtown House Hotel Browse our extensive stock and admire the views over Wigtown Bay. Their aim is to supply  the visitor with an excellent range throughout the …

     
  • Beeswing and New Abbey


    sweetheart abbey near dumfries

    New Abbey is a village in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. It is around 8 miles (13 km) south-west of Dumfries. The summit of the prominent hill Criffel is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to the …

     
  • Beltie Books and Cafe


    Autumn is passing into winter, so we are reducing hours a little.  Closed Sundays as well as Tuesdays now.  Feels like hibernation is almost upon us. Come and visit BELTIE BOOKS & Café Books.  Coffee, tea, chocolate.  Cake.  …

     
  • Benvenuto Pizzeria Trattoria


    Seafood, steaks, pizza and pasta. Popular with families. "Happy Hour" operates nightly from 5 - 6.30pm with reduced prices. Informal atmosphere and great food at a reasonable price.  Seems highly rated for its takeaway food.

     
  • Blackaddie House Restaurant


    The menu changes daily and all dishes are made in their own kitchens featuring, wherever possible, locally sourced Scottish ingredients. It's not just about fine dining, there is also a TDH menu available every day, a …

     
  • Bridge End Nurseries and Gardens


    A  hidden gem in a tranquil rural setting only 2 miles from the motorway network The garden itself is a typical cottage garden with ornamental shrubs used as a background to the masses of hardy perennials. Herbaceous …

     
  • Brighouse Bay Golf Course


    Brighouse Bay Golf course is a championship 18 hole course (6750yds - par 73) 6 miles south west of the artist's town of Kirkcudbright on the Solway coast in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The course at …

     
  • Brighouse Bay Trekking Centre


    Long established and TRSS approved. Treks for complete beginners (all ages). Exciting hacks to beach for experienced. Other rides available on request. Open Easter to October.  

     
  • Brodies


    Recently awarded an AA Rosette, Brodies offers light, airy, modern surroundings, and operates a coffee shop enviroment during the day, and a relaxed restaurant and wine bar at night.

     
  • Broom Fisheries


    Broom Fisheries Welcome to Broom Fisheries, home to Scotland’s leading coarse fishing lakes and waters, nestled away in a quiet, picturesque corner of South West Scotland. You’ll find us at Newbie, two miles from the nearby market town …

     
  • Broughton House & Garden


    Cross the threshold of Broughton House and enter the world of wellknown Scottish artist E A Hornel, one of the ‘Glasgow Boys’. Open to the public from April 2005 after a period of conservation, this …

     
  • Burns Country Run


    The Burns Country Run is a route of 162 miles and celebrates the life of Robert Burns the National Bard of Scotland. Robert Burns, more commonly referred to as Robbie or Rabbie Burns was born in …

     
  • Caerlaverock Wetland Centre


    Lying on the Solway Firth, Caerlaverock embraces a vast stretch of sea, mudflats and "merse" (the local name for saltmarsh). It's a remarkable location, with dramatic coastal scenery and a rich range of wildlife. Experience the …

     
  • Cafe Royal & Take-away


    Award winning fish and chips restaurant, tea room and takeaway which gets very good reviews.

     
  • Cally Gardens


    Since 1987 the garden has been replanted with a unique labelled collection of 3500 varieties, especially rare perennials and grasses. Parking, Toilets, Plant sales, local woodland walks."Cally Gardens is a grand sight; thousands of species …

     
  • Campbells Restaurant Portpatrick


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    Campbell's Restaurant is famed throughout South West Scotland for its fish and sea food dishes. Situated on Portpatrick sea front, Campbells Restaurant is family owned and run and is popular with locals and visitors alike. …

     
  • Camplebridge Riding School


    Camplebridge Riding School has a selection of horses and ponies to suite all abilities of rider. The very experienced instructors can offer a wide variety of activities, including pony rides, horse riding lessons and Hacks, …

     
  • Carlo's Restaurant


    A family run Italian restaurant serving delicious, traditional Italian cuisine. Carlo’s is based in the picturesque countryside of Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway. It was established in 1988 by proprietors Carlo and Heather Bignami. The restaurant is …

     
  • Carsphairn Heritage and Craft Centre


    Carsphairn Heritage and Craft Centre is open daily from April until the end of September. Thursday to Monday 10:00 - 16:00 (Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) NEW for 2018....the Centre is now home to a wide selection …

     
  • Carsphairn Shop and Tearooms


    Fresh & Modern shop & tearoom, amazing garden views. Homemade Cooking, local produce & gift items available. Seating 24 indoors & 18 outdoors. Bikers welcome, open 7 days a week (summer) closed on a sunday …

     
  • Casa Mia


    Extensive wine list. Good value lunches and early evening menu. Modern European cuisine. Casa Mia offers modern and stylish food, served in warm, comfortable  and welcoming surroundings. Situated on the banks of the River Nith, not far …

     
  • Castle Douglas & Balcary


    After perusing the shops in Castle Douglas head out to Balcary Point via Auchencairn, park just past the Balcary Bay Hotel and enjoy stunning coastal scenery on an energetic walk. NB This walk is unsuitable …

     
  • Castle Douglas Golf Club


    This is a well laid out 9-hole golf course course on the outskirts of the food town of Castle Douglas. The greens and tees are well cared for and are a pleasure to play on. …

     
  • Castle Kennedy Gardens


    castle kennedy gardens

    Castle Kennedy Gardens is one of Scotland`s finest gardens. The gardens are a hidden treasure in South West Scotland - a perfect haven for relaxing and exploring. Castle Kennedy Gardens are near Stranraer and extend to …

     
  • Catstrand


    Scotland's newest and most exciting contemporary performance and meeting space in the heart of the Glenkens community. Called The CatStrand after the very small stream that used to run underneath it, the name will also …

     
  • Cavens Country House Restaurant


    Fresh, flavoursome dishes are prepared from only the best local produce including award winning local Galloway Belted Cattle beef and Ayrshire lamb. The menu is therefore reviewed daily meaning there is an interesting and varied choice …

     
  • Central Cafe Stranraer


    stranraer cafe central

    The Central Cafe in Stranraer serves delicious coffee brewed from beans specially imported from Italy. The Central Cafe also cooks amazing fish & chips using freshly frozen fish which is fried in vegetable oil. The …

     
  • Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre Cafe


    clatteringshaws visitor centre

    Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre is on the shores of Clatteringshaws Loch near New Galloway. It is owned by the Forestry Commission and the cafe is run by Galloway Lodge Preserves. The cafe is in a lovely location …

     
  • Claymoddie Garden & Galloway Plants


    Described as “the most romantic garden” in this part of Scotland and, despite the endless process of development necessary to keep any garden fresh and interesting, has an air of timelessness and intimacy. The garden was …

     
  • Coffee Bean Cafe Stranraer


    cafe coffee bean stranraer

    The Coffee Bean cafe and pizzeria is situated opposite Stranraer`s Castle Square. A feature of the cafe is its outside seating so that, when weather permits you can watch the comings and goings and admire …

     
  • Colvend Golf Club


    Colvend Golf Club is a testing 18 hole course with stunning views on the Solway Coast, close to Dalbeattie, Kippford and Rockcliffe. Colvend Golf Club near Sandyhills was founded in 1905 as a 9 hole …

     
  • Cool Licks and Hot Drinks Ltd


    Cool Licks and Hot Drinks can be found by the beach at Port Logan. We started Cool Licks and Hot Drinks after we heard the laments of the visitors to the beautiful village. We serve …

     
  • Corsewall Lighthouse Restaurant


    corsewall lighthouse hotel and restaurant

    The restaurant caters to a wide variety of tastes including local beef, lamb, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Some of the best food available in Dumfries and Galloway. A perfect setting - relax and watch the seabirds …

     
  • Craft Restaurant & Hotel


    Craft is an exciting new hotel, bar and restaurant in the heart of Wigtown. We pride ourselves on sourcing local meats and vegetables and providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy our delicious, home-cooked …

     
  • Crafty Distillery


    Here at Crafty Distillery, in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway, we have a plan. To create tasty spirits from scratch using new technology and locally sourced ingredients Crafty Distillery & Visitor Centre Our modern distillery is …

     
  • Craigieburn Gardens


    Craigieburn is a new garden reborn on an ancient site. A remarkable collection of plants, laid out in classic style over five acres. 'Garden grown' plants for sale. Friday-Sunday or by appointment, and all Public and …

     
  • Craigieknowes Golf Club


    Craigieknowes Golf Course near Kippford is a  9-hole, parkland par 3 course in excellent condition with challenging holes. Club selection is of great importance. This is a great course for beginners to enjoy whilst at …

     
  • Crawick Multiverse


    Crawick Multiverse is a spectacular artland, visitor attraction and events venue utilising landscape art to transform a former open cast coal mine into an outdoor space that can be enjoyed by future generations. Globally-renowned landscape artist Charles …

     
  • Cream o’ Galloway


    family fun activity

    Welcome to Cream o' Galloway! Set in the beautiful Galloway countryside, Cream o’ Galloway is a family visitor attraction on an organic dairy farm, and the home of the luxury ice cream enjoyed throughout the country. …

     
  • Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust


    The Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust (CVCWT) has a vision of establishing a Forest Habitat Network from "source to sea" which incorporates a mosaic of native broadleaf woodland and other habitats. Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust …

     
  • Creetown and surrounding area


    First we visit Creetown and the award winning Gem Rock Museum . Here we all enjoy the truly astonishing display of natural minerals in all shapes and sizes. We also visit the shop, lapidary exhibition, and …

     
  • Creetown Gem Rock Museum


    The Gem Rock Museum is very easy to find. Located in Creetown we are 7 miles from Newton Stewart and 11 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet on the A75 Carlisle to Stranraer trunk road directly …

     
  • Crichton Golf Club


    Crichton Golf Club in Dumfries is a mature 9 hole wooded parkland course laid out on the side of a hill with mature trees. Challenging and entertaining for all abilities, the course is kept in …

     
  • Criffel Coaches


      Welcome to Criffel Coaches.  We are a small, family run, concern, operating quality 15 seater mini coaches from our base near Dumfries. We take pride in providing a friendly, caring and professional service to all our customers, …

     
  • Crown and Anchor Tearooms and Accommodation


      We are a small, family run cafe which is very popular with locals and tourists alike. We offer a varied menu that we hope has something for everyone to enjoy. Our cakes are all homemade, we …

     
  • Crown Hotel Restaurant


    crown hotel portpatrick

    The Crown Hotel Restaurant in Portpatrick is situated right on the harbourside. It has a large conservatory restaurant to the rear for more formal dining. Meals are also served in the large bar and at …

     
  • Culzean Castle & Country Park


    culzean castle visit south west scotland

    Culzean Castle is on the Ayrshire Coast of South West Scotland between Turnberry and Ayr. This magnificent castle and country park is extremely popular with visitors staying in the towns and villages in the west …

     
  • D'nisi Cafe Stranraer


    dnisi stranraer coffee house

    D'nisi is a recently opened coffee shop in the main shopping street of Stranraer and looks out to the newly  re-modelled Castle Square and the Castle of St John. The coffee shop has tables outdoors on …

     
  • D&G College- Complete Training Solutions


     
  • Dalbeattie Golf Club


    Dalbeattie Golf Club Near Dumfries

    A 9 hole golf course, on the outskirts of Dalbeattie, with wonderful views and wildlife. A few years ago,  this 9 hole parkland course was considerably extended and consists of seven par 4's and two par 3's. For …

     
  • Daleside Equestrian Centre


    Approved Riding School offering pony rides and lessons. Also Drop in Crafts eg. paint a horse's head to take home.  

     
  • Dalscone Farm


    Family fun farm, Dumfries Large indoor soft play area with ball cannons, slides and other exciting features. Coffee shop. Outdoors there are trampolines, pedal carts, go carts, crazy golf, play equipment and more. Farm animals too. Well stocked toy shop. Indoor …

     
  • Del Amitri Restaurant @ The Powfoot Hotel


    Since opening in late 2007, the Del Amitri Restaurant has won recognition from leading food critics in Scotland. In 2016, the restaurant moved to The Powfoot Hotel with seating for up to 36 guests. This is a traditional style restaurant, with …

     
  • Designs Cafe


    The ideal place to relax, read the papers, enjoy fine coffees and speciality teas. Sample from a wide range of home cooking.

     
  • DG Food and Drink


     
  • Doon Valley Crafters and Coffee Shop


    Welcome to Doon Valley Crafters and Coffee Shop.

     
  • Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate


    drumlanrig castle thornhill

    Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate offers everything for the walker and cyclist from short trails to more strenuous marked paths. Walks range from 1.5km to 5km; rediscover the two Victorian pathways and the original 19th Century …

     
  • Drummuir Farm Ice-Cream


    Set in beautiful country surrounding, with an outdoor park for all ages, and an indoor area for the under 8s. More than 20 different ice cream flavours on offer. Baby changing and disabled facilities. Easy parking adjacent.

     
  • Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum


      The restored Control Tower of the former WWII airfield at Dumfries, Scotland is the centerpiece of the Museum and is now a listed building. The Museum is run by volunteers and houses a large and …

     
  • Dumfries and County Golf Club


    Dumfries and County Golf Club is set very close to the centre of Dumfries and is bounded by the River Nith. The perfect setting for an enjoyable round of golf, this beautiful course is set …

     
  • Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club


    Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club is a welcoming club with a very good range of facilities. A full catering service and a superb dining room allows visitors to enjoy a hearty meal after, hopefully, an …

     
  • Dumfries and Galloway Museums and Heritage Network


     
  • Dumfries Theatre Royal


    The oldest working Theatre in Scotland. The Theatre Royal was built in 1792 and has been in use for most of this time as either a Theatre or a Cinema. The Guild of Players are dedicated …

     
  • Dunskey Castle near Portpatrick


    portpatrick dunskey castle south west scotland

    Dunskey Castle is a spectacular ruin on the cliff tops a short distance from Portpatrick The castle can be reached by climbing a flight of steps to the cliff top above Portpatrick and following a good …

     
  • Dunskey Gardens and Maze


    Dunskey Gardens near Portpatrick  has a charming, tranquil 18th century walled garden with plants both familiar and rare. Discover a charming 18th century walled garden that has been revitalised. View working historic glasshouses with fruits …

     
  • Easterbrook Hall


    Full of grandeur with a historic soul, the Easterbrook Hall and Crichton Memorial Church is a hidden treasure situated on the 100 acres Crichton Estate in Dumfries, South West Scotland. The red sandstone buildings on the …

     
  • Easterbrook LIVE


    Easterbrook Live is the new side to Easterbrook Hall, one of the largest venues in Dumfries is now bringing all genres of live events, acts and performances to south west Scotland. Easterbrook Live have the …

     
  • Elizabeth MacGregor's Nursery


    Classic cottage garden plants grown at Ellenbank are sent to keen gardeners and public gardens all over the UK and abroad. The half acre formal garden and small nursery, run by Elizabeth and Alasdair MacGregor, are …

     
  • Elmlea Plants


    Elmlea  is a small, family run nursery located in Old Minnigaff, specialising in herbaceous perennials and grasses. The  nursery is small but we have a large constantly evolving garden where visitors can see mature specimens of …

     
  • Eskdalemuir Community Hub and Old School Cafe


    Eskdalemuir Community Hub & Old School Café. Fully licensed. Delicious food local produce and home cooking. Drinks, snacks, lunches & dinners.

     
  • Findlay Design


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    Findlay Design were founded in 2004. We are based in Dumfries and we supply businesses with website design and development, graphic design for print and branding, and photography.

     
  • Fiona McClelland


     
  • Forrest Estate Experiences


     
  • Gallie Craig Coffee House


    gallie craig mull of galloway

    Gallie Craig on the Mull of Galloway is Scotland`s most southerly coffee house. And it will always be just that since the coffee house has  a stunning and unique location right on the cliff edge …

     
  • Galloway Cycling Holidays


    Galloway Cycling Holidays, based in Castle Douglas has operated a cycling holiday business for over 13 years.  Tours cover throughout Dumfries and Galloway region from the Mull of Galloway in the west to Gretna Green …

     
  • Galloway Forest Drive


    A spectacular drive through the Galloway Forest From New Galloway, take the A713 towards Dalmellington and Ayr. This is a good road and passes through some lovely scenery. You may stop after a few miles to …

     
  • Galloway Forest Park - Bruntis Loch @ Kirroughtree


    7 stanes bruntis loch

    Bruntis Loch is a real beauty spot near the Vistor Centre at Kirroughtree in Galloway Forest Park. The loch can be accessed by a short walk on a good surface. This short walk  is one …

     
  • Galloway Heathers Garden Centre


    Galloway Heathers Garden Centre is close by the A75 in Minnigaff, Newton Stewart. It's a great place to visit and they will be delighted to show you their  products first hand. They sell a large selection …

     
  • Galloway Hills The Merrick


    merrick galloway hills

    The Merrick is probably the best known and most popular of the Galloway Hills. This is the highest mountain in South West Scotland and the highest mountain between Blencathra in the Lake District and Ben Lomond, …

     
  • Galloway Holidays


     
  • Galloway House Gardens


    These historic gardens were created in 1740 by Lord Garlies  and are still maintained according to his original plans as informal pleasure grounds where wild flowers and plants have their place beside more exotic cultivated …

     
  • Galloway In Pencil


    Beautiful detailed drawings from around Galloway. Prints, cards, ornaments and The Wee Book O' Galloway In Pencil showing some history of the buildings featured. Working from home Heather produces her artwork from which she does her …

     
  • Galloway Lodge at Clatteringshaws


     
  • Galloway Lodge Preserves


    Coffee shop, café, restaurant, serving breakfast and lunches in the High Street of Gatehouse of Fleet featuring their own Galloway Lodge Preserves.Highlights include Barrista made coffee; eggs benedict,  all day or American breakfast and a …

     
  • Galloway Red Kite Trail


    The Galloway Red Kite Trail (or Galloway Kite Trail) is an exciting nature watching opportunity to view the spectacular red kite in lovely scenery. Situated around beautiful Loch Ken, the trail promotes the population of …

     
  • Galloway Walking Holidays


    Galloway Walking Holidays based in Castle Douglas provide a complete package for your walking holiday in South West Scotland  

     
  • Galloway Wild Foods


    Galloway is a foragers paradise. Its mild, damp climate and wide variety of habitats offer the perfect growing conditions for all manner of delicious flora, fauna and fungi. There are few places in Britain that …

     
  • Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park


    Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park set in 27 acres of mixed woodland, is the wild animal conservation centre of southern Scotland. The Conservation Park is near Kirkcudbright. A varied collection of nearly 150 animals from all over the …

     
  • Gardens of Galloway Scotland`s Garden Route


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    Six beautiful Gardens of Galloway have collaborated to offer visitors a passport. The Gardens of Galloway on Scotland`s Garden Route offer reduced entry fees as detailed below. All the gardens are within a compact area …

     
  • Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Club


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    Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Course is a nine hole course in Dumfries & Galloway Set in an idyllic location, there are some stunning views from the course of Wigtown Bay, the Clints of Dromore and the …

     
  • GG's Yard Venue


    GG’s Yard Venue We offer a simply stunning setting, hidden in the glorious Galloway hills which overlook breathtaking views of Scotland’s most beautiful southern coastline. Our location is nothing less than perfect and if you are …

     
  • Glenisle Inn


    The Glenisle Inn at Palnackie  where Sam and Victoria are waiting to welcome you is a friendly family run Inn and Restaurant. Featuring good home cooking, using local produce. Opening hours are seasonal so from April …

     
  • Glenquicken Farm Trout Lochan


    Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery, a 4.5 acre lochan situated amongst magnificent scenery in the shadow of Cairnsmore of Fleet, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway.Designed by fishermen for fishermen. The water for Glenquicken lochan is fed …

     
  • Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room


    Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room are described as one of the best newly created gardens in recent times.  It is hard to believe just over thirty years ago there existed only bog, rushes and …

     
  • Glow worm Cave


     
  • Gordon Young, 7Stanes art


    Mountain bike trails and art in the environment? You bet! Across the region, at Glentrool, Kirroughtree, Dalbeattie, Mabie, Ae, Glentress and Newcastleton forests, seven carved stones await you, created by artist Gordon Young. The Giant …

     
  • Gorsebank Coarse & Trout Fishery


    Gorsebank Coarse and Trout Fishery,  just off the A710 Coast  Road is a day ticket fishery near Dalbeattie in a beautiful, peaceful valley on the edge of farmland and forest.  Our 4 pools offer a variety of angling …

     
  • Gowanbrae Nursery


    A traditional plant nursery offering an interesting range of quality plants including alpines, perennials, shrubs, conifers, rhododendrons and basket and patio plants. After qualifying in horticulture, the owner Robert Lyle spent several years working in the …

     
  • Gracefield Arts Centre


    The region’s art collection is stellar, one of the best in Scotland. Housed at Gracefield in Dumfries, rotating and themed exhibitions present the best in contemporary and twentieth century art. Alan Davey, Peter Howson, Ken …

     
  • Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop


    Steeped in history and magical charm, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is where couples have come to marry since 1754. The historic Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop draws you in to its romantic and often dramatic …

     
  • Hilltop Memorials & Public Art


    Visit prominent memorials to the great men of Galloway’s past. On Vinney Hill overlooking Gatehouse of Fleet the Rutherford Monument stands fifty-five feet high and celebrates the town’s erstwhile Minister and exile. There is a …

     
  • Historic Scotland - Dundrennan Abbey


    Enjoy the peace of this beautiful Gothic abbey set in tree-fringed pastures where Mary Queen of Scots spent her last hours in Scotland. This was the major abbey of the Cistercian order, which was founded on …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Caerlaverock Castle


    The epitome of the moated, medieval stronghold, Caerlaverock’s great triangular defences guard the Solway shore. This site has had a turbulent past. In 1300, its 60-strong garrison was defeated by Edward I’s vast English army …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Cardoness Castle


    Cardoness was built in the 1400s by the notorious McCulloch family, as a demonstration of their status. The well-preserved prison shows the kind of reception their most unwelcome guests might expect. Admission Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE Adult: £5.00 Child …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Glenluce Abbey


    Tucked in a tranquil valley is one of Scotland’s best-preserved monasteries. A highlight is the magnificent chapter house, with its ornate windows and grotesque carvings. There is also a remarkable plumbing system that supplied the …

     
  • Historic Scotland- MacLellan's Castle


    Explore the impressive residence of a powerful family in the heart of Kirkcudbright and the vaulted ground floor rooms in which their servants once worked. Look for the laird’s lug, a spy hole in the …

     
  • Historic Scotland- New Abbey Corn Mill


    See a beautifully-restored village mill in action and learn about how oatmeal, a staple of the Scottish diet, was once made. A mill was probably built here by the monks of nearby Sweetheart Abbey, but …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Sweetheart Abbey


    A monument to human and divine love, Sweetheart Abbey was named for its founder, Lady Dervorgilla, who was buried here with the embalmed heart of her beloved husband. The abbey church, with a stone effigy …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Threave Castle


    Cross the River Dee by boat to visit this enchanting castle set on its own island. Rich with wildflowers in summer; you might see ospreys and otters hunting in the river. The castle was besieged by …

     
  • Hullabaloo


    Locally produced food, imaginative 'city cafe' menu in a lovely location overlooking the river. Hullabaloo is a well established restaurant situated alongside the Nith River in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland. "We …

     
  • Jewel in the Crown, Dumfries


    This popular Indian restaurant is a favourite with locals and tourists in the town. The menu features classic tandoori-style chicken, red curry with seafood, and vegetable dishes. Jewel in the Crown has a polished marble …

     
  • John Paul Jones, adventurer and American hero


    The John Paul Jones museum at Arbigland is situated in the grounds of Arbigland Estate near Kirkbean.  The cottage has two rooms, restored and furnished as they might have been during John Paul's childhood - …

     
  • Joseph Thomson Local Heritage Centre


    The Joseph Thomson Group manages the Local Heritage Centre in Sundial Cottage, Marrburn Road, Penpont, the birthplace of Joseph Thomson, Victorian African Explorer. The story of Joseph Thomson's  life and legacy is told as well as …

     
  • Keith Kirk's Natural History


    Dumfries and Galloway has a wealth of wildlife and history waiting to be discovered. From the shores of the Solway Firth, through farmland and woodland on to the high tops of the Galloway Hills. This web …

     
  • Ken Bridge Hotel


    The Ken Bridge Hotel kitchen prides itself in providing chef created meals using local produce wherever possible. The hills and forest surrounding the hotel provide an abundance of venison and partridge and pheasant are sourced from …

     
  • Kilnford Farm Shop and Restaurant


    Kilnford has been reborn. The old farmhouse and steading have been transformed from a sad dilapidated old farm, to a vibrant food hub that provides the very best local food that is available in Dumfries …

     
  • Kippford Car and Camper Hire


    Located near Kippford on the South West Coastal 300 route, we offer 1950's, 60's and 70's classic vehicles for self drive hire.   Great for a special occasion, or birthday gift! Explore the stunning coastline and scenery of Dumfries and Galloway. Fancy a camping trip?   Why not …

     
  • Kirkcudbright Golf Club


    The gentle slopes of Kirkcudbright Golf Course reward the golfer with magnificent panoramic views over the Galloway Hills and the Dee Estuary. Situated on the southern edge of the town, Kirkcudbright Golf Club was founded in …

     
  • Kirkdale Water Driven Sawmill


    Currently probably the only working water-powered sawmill in Scotland. The Kirkdale Sawmill, near Gatehouse of Fleet is driven by an overshot water-wheel and dates from the early 1800's. It was used as an estate sawmill and …

     
  • Kirkmadrine Stones


    Some of the oldest early Christian memorial stones in Britan are to be found at Kirkmadrine Church just a few  miles from Sandhead on the Rhins of Galloway. While the current church was built in the …

     
  • Kirpatrick Macmillan, man on wheels


    Thornhill, set in the picturesque Nith Valley saw the beginning of the transition of transport from legs to wheels. As you cycle the traffic free roads of Dumfries & Galloway, remember Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the man …

     
  • Kirroughtree Visitor Centre Cafe


    kirroughtree visitor centre cafe

    The cafe at Kirroughtee is within a magnificent purpose built Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre at Kirroughtree in Galloway Forest park between Newton Stewart and Creetown was opened in 2014. The Cafe at Kirroughtree Visitor …

     
  • Laggan Outdoor


    Laggan Outdoor  offer adventure and recreational experiences for all the family. Set in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway, on the hills above the Solway coast, you really will struggle to find a more stunning location.

     
  • Langholm Golf Club


    langholm golf club

    Langholm Golf Course is a scenic 9 hole, par 70 course located above the town of Langholm in the Scottish Borders. No matter what hole you are on, the views are spectacular. Looking to the …

     
  • Langholm Walks


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      Langholm  on the banks of the River Esk is surrounded by rolling hills and offers many opportunities for walking. The Langholm Walks Project, part of the work of Langholm Initiative, have published a leaflet describing 14 …

     
  • Laurie Arms Hotel


    This restaurant and bar is owned by two local farmers and they really do use local produce where ever possible. Open from 12 noon every day. Friendly service and very tasty well cooked food which is …

     
  • Leeming & Paterson


     
  • Little Italy Restaurant


    Newly refurbished throughout, Little Italy 's atmosphere aims to be  very much that of one of those  rural restaurants tucked away in the rolling hills of Tuscany. Fortunately this taste of Italy is here in Dumfries. "The mouth watering …

     
  • Loch Arthur


    We are gaining a growing reputation for our range of home-made pies, cakes, chutneys and other delights produced in our Farm Shop kitchen.As one of our earliest work ventures, we started making cheese at Loch …

     
  • Loch Ken Water Ski School


    Here you can learn to water ski or wakeboard or just mess around on a Ringo or Banana Boat. There is a cutting edge water ski and wakeboard boat and a highly trained professional team to …

     
  • Loch Ryan Coastal Path Stranraer


    Locy Ryan Coastal Path Stranraer

    The Loch Ryan Coastal Path initially follows the shores of Loch Ryan from Stranraer to Cairnryan. The path then ascends into Glenapp and ends at Glenapp Church. This popular walk takes in both Dumfries & …

     
  • Loch Ryan Leisure


    loch ryan leisure fast rib adventure

    Loch Ryan Leisure operate a fast RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat)  sailing from Portpatrick Harbour in South West Scotland. Charters are available ranging from 30 minutes up to a trip to Ailsa Craig, Belfast or even …

     
  • Loch Skerrow Halt


    One of the most remote and isolated points on the line from Dumfries to Portpatrick, and later Stranraer, Loch Skerrow halt is accessible only via the trackbed from either Mossdale or Gatehouse Station. When the line …

     
  • Lochhill Equestrian & Trekking Centre


    Situated in the Galloway Hills with lovely scenic hacks and trecks. Lochhill Equestrian Centre near Ringford, Castle Douglas offers a wide range of equestrian services for all abilities. Lochhill can offer trekking on some …

     
  • Lochmaben Golf Club


    Lochmaben Golf Course 18-hole One of the most attractive courses in the area, the course occupies a historic area around the attractive Kirk Loch. The tee shot on the 2nd takes you to the site of …

     
  • Lockerbie Golf Club


    Lockerbie Golf Club, founded in 1890, is an 18 hole parkland course situated south of the Annandale Hills, with breathtaking views extending over the Lake District and west to Dumfries. The presence of water hazards on …

     
  • Logan Botanic Garden


    5 * Logan Botanic Garden is Scotland’s Most Exotic Garden and hosts plant treasures from the southern hemisphere – rarely seen in the UK. Situated at the south-western tip of Scotland, Logan Botanic Garden is an …

     
  • Logan Fish Pond Marine Life Centre


    Logan Fish Pond is a fully restored Victorian fish larder in a unique setting at Port Logan near Stranraer. A tidal pool created by a blow hole which formed sometime during the last ice age. For …

     
  • Logan House Garden


    Logan House Garden

    Logan House Garden - an enchanting garden, dating from the 1870s and set in 20 acres. Logan House Garden houses a superb collection of plants from around the world. A garden to delight all who visit. …

     
  • Lonsdale Cinema Annan


    This up to date twin screen cinema features stadium seating, air-conditioning, Dolby Stereo SR sound systems, full disabled facilities and free car parking. The cinemas are open every evening, with afternoon screenings at weekends and during …

     
  • Luigi's Restaurant


    Luigi's Restaurant, Dalbeattie, is a well reviewed, family Italian restaurant.In February 2011, Head Chef, Zoran Perovic took Luigi's restaurant over with his family.  Zoran has been trained  by Italian chefs and worked in restaurants around the …

     
  • Mabie Farm Park


    Welcome to Mabie Farm Park! A wonderful day of adventure and play!Nestled beneath the magnificent Mabie Forest with views over the Solway Firth, Mabie Farm Park is original farm fun that’s delightful for all ages in …

     
  • Mariners Coffee Shop Drummore


    mariners drummore

    The Mariners is a Coffee shop with character located centrally in Drummore. Breakfast, tea & coffee, snacks and evening meal by prior booking only. Outside tables are a sun trap.

     
  • Marrbury Smokehouse Bistro - Carsluith


    marrbury smokehouse and bistro

    Marrbury Smokehouse is situated near Glentrool where Vincent and Ruby Marr produce smoked salmon. They supply such prestigious clients as Rogano in Glasgow. The shop and bistro are at Carsluith on the A75 and here …

     
  • Masonic Arms


    Excellent food of a consistently high standard, the Masonic has been voted "Scotland's Best Loved Pub" by the Daily Telegraph. The Masonic Arms  in Gatehouse of Fleetoffers a choice of dining experience from their contemporary dining room, to …

     
  • Mid Bishopton Cottage


     
  • Mill Plant Nursery


    Mill Plant Nursery near Moniaive is a small, but expanding perennial nursery based in a delightful rural setting, which also serves as a location for an artist's teaching studio and gallery. A series of unusual gardens …

     
  • MMV Art


    Art Gallery and Short Art Courses MMV Art delivers high quality teaching and training. They blend some traditional methods with a mix of new techniques and processes. They aim to make the result an enjoyable, exciting …

     
  • Moffat Golf Club


    The Moffat Golf Club was founded in 1884. In 1904, Ben Sayers of North Berwick was invited to design the present 18-hole course. Located high on Coats Hill overlooking the town it is some 670 …

     
  • Moffat Mill


    Moffat Mill Moffat Mill (4 star tourist shop awarded by VisitScotland) Moffat Mill is an fantastic destination offering shopping for all and great stop for refreshments as you first cross the Border into Scotland. We are situated …

     
  • Monrieth Animal Park


    monreith animal park

    Monreith Animal Park is set in 12 acres of scenic countryside. Open daily from March to October. Hot and cold drinks, crafts and gifts on sale.

     
  • Mossburn Animal Centre


    Mossburn is an animal welfare centre where a wide variety of farm, domestic and exotic animals find refuge. The large family of rabbits have their own village of Edinburrow. Here at Mossburn animal rescue centre in …

     
  • Mossyard Farm Pottery


    Mossyard Farm Pottery is a new paint it yourself studio based on Mossyard Farm, a working beef and sheep farm running 110 cows and 650 sheep. With beautiful views of Fleet bay and within two …

     
  • Mostly Ghostly Tours


    A warm welcome to the home of Mostly Ghostly Investigations – Dumfries and Galloway’s first paranormal investigation team and creators of a range of well-researched ghost and local history tours encompassing everything from Scotland’s most …

     
  • Motorparty Classic Car Hire


    If you are planning a classic car motoring holiday in the beautiful region of South West Scotland or just spending some time away with a few friends and fancy doing something really special then consider …

     
  • Mountain Biking


    Dumfries and Galloway offers some of the best mountain biking venues in the World! The 7 stanes offers award winning mountain biking, superb scenery, and a bike friendly welcome. A landscape of rolling hills to crag sided …

     
  • Mull of Galloway


    Mull of Galloway Lighthouse South West Scoltand

    The Mull of Galloway is Scotland`s most southerly point.  We often refer to "The Mull" as Scotland`s Lands End.  The Rhins Peninsula is a bit like a miniature Cornwall with its many villages, cliff top …

     
  • Mull of Galloway Experience


    Mull of Galloway

    Mull of Galloway Experience The Mull of Galloway is Scotland's most Southerly Point. At the end of a narrow peninsula with stunning views in every direction, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Exhibition, the RSPB …

     
  • Mull of Galloway Trail


    Mull of Galloway Trail

    The Mull of Galloway Trail is 24 miles long. This spectacular trail runs from Stranraer to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland`s most southerly point. This is probably the most scenic trail in South West Scotland. After …

     
  • Neuros Bar, Restaurant and Spa


     
  • New Galloway Golf Club


    new galloway golf in south west scotland

    New Galloway Golf Club is a delightful 9 hole golf course located in South West Scotland. It is a gem among rural courses in Scotland. The members of New Galloway Golf Club are proud of …

     
  • Newton Stewart


    river cree newton stewart

    Newton Stewart is known as the " Gateway to the Galloway Hills"  The  town is a great base for walkers and mountain bikers to explore the nearby Galloway Forest; the UK’s first Dark Sky Park …

     
  • Newton Stewart Angling Association


    Newton Stewart & District Angling Association was founded over 50 years ago to provide fishing for local anglers at an affordable price. Starting with just a handful of members, the Association has grown steadily over the …

     
  • Newton Stewart Cinema


    The Cinema - Newton Stewart The Cinema is a Community resource and is run by a voluntary Board of Directors on a not for profit basis and relies on audience support for all our events. We are …

     
  • Newton Stewart Golf Club


    newton stewart golf club

    Newton Stewart Golf Course is a superb 18-hole parkland golf course with spectacular views from every hole. Measuring 5840 yards (par 69), each hole is unique with excellent greens and subtle borrows. For ideas of other …

     
  • Nikos @ Blackwater


    Authentic Greek Restaurant featuring mezze nights with live entertainment. Chef,  Nikos, comes from the beautiful island of crete. He has over 40 years of experience working on hotels and restaurants in Crete, cruise ships and …

     
  • Nocturnal Wildlife Experience


    See wildlife in a totally different light throughout the year! A truly unique and unforgettable experience could be yours. Prepare to be astounded as we open your eyes to the lives of nocturnal wildlife in Dumfries …

     
  • NTS Rockcliffe Coastline


    Rockcliffe is one of Scotland’s most beautiful coastlines, stretching along the Solway Firth on the southern edge of Dumfries and Galloway. Part of a National Scenic Area, the National Trust for Scotland nature reserve is fringed with wildflowers and dotted with sailing …

     
  • NTS Threave Garden


    Threave’s spectacular gardens have been created over the years by students of the National Trust’s School of Practical Gardening. It was recently voted second in The Independent's '10 Best Gardens to Visit in the UK'. …

     
  • Odeon Cinema Dumfries


    Films showing, showtimes, location information and ticket prices on website. ODEON Dumfries is situated on an intersection of Shakespeare Street and English Street.

     
  • Opus Salad Bar


    Opus is a vegetarian treat for those craving some greens. Located above the shops at 95 Queensbury Road, Dumfries, this establishment is an innovative, eclectic eatery with a chef that is known for catering to just …

     
  • Pancake Place


    80 seater family restaurant. Waitress service. Extensive menu, children's menu. A well established cafe just off the main street, The Pancake Place is open every day, serving our famous sweet pancakes plus a huge selection …

     
  • Pizzeria IL Fiume & Bar Milan


    Established 32 years. Italian Mediterranean cuisine features authentic log oven. Pizzas, pasta, seafood, steaks and grills. Fine dining, healthy option available. Set menus and Happy Hour. Take away meals available. Open all year Mon- Sun 5pm …

     
  • Port Logan


    Port Logan - is a delightful village in a sheltered and sandy bay on the west coast of the Rhins of Galloway. It is south of Portpatrick and just to the north of the Mull …

     
  • Port William


    Relax in the peaceful harbour village of Port William on the coast of Luce Bay in the Machars of Galloway. Port William is a haven for leisure craft as you gaze across the sea to …

     
  • Portpatrick Cliff Path Walks


    portpatrick cliff walk

    From Portpatrick there are excellent cliff paths in both directions, north and south. These offer a range of options for stunning walks with awesome scenery. Portpatrick to Killantringan Lighthouse and Bay This walk follows the cliff …

     
  • Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club


    portpatrick golf club

    Portpatrick Golf Course, known as Dunskey is one of Scotland`s Top 100 Golf Courses. It is also one of the most spectacular golf courses in South West Scotland. There are actually two courses here. Dunskey is …

     
  • Powfoot Golf Club


    A beautiful 18 hole links course, designed by  James Braid, on the Scottish side of the Solway Firth.Set in breathtaking scenery in Dumfriesshire, South West Scotland, Powfoot Golf Course presents a mixture of both links …

     
  • Priory Antiques


    A family run business in the heart of the historic town of Whithorn. Our aim is to provide a wide range of quality pieces including antique furniture, jewellery, glassware, ceramics, silver and paintings with an …

     
  • Pumpernickel


    Family run cafe, serving healthy wholesome food in a relaxed and friendly enviroment. As well as quality speciality coffee's, teas and other beverages, they serve light snacks, lunches, home made soups and a large selection …

     
  • Quintinshill, Britain's worst rail disaster


    Quintinshill, near Gretna, witnessed the worst railway disaster on 22 May 1915. A troop train, carrying soldiers of the Royal Scots, to fight at Gallipoli, was heading south at high speed in the early hours …

     
  • ReadingLasses


    readinglases Wigtown

    We welcome people living locally and visitors from throughout the world. Reading Lasses bookshop and café is in Scotland's National Book Town. The seating arrangement and open kitchen contribute to our informality and friendliness. Customers are welcome …

     
  • Rigg Bay to Cruggleton Coastal Walk


    cruggleston castle near garlieston

    A seaside walk in the Machars of Galloway Rigg Bay near Garlieston to Cruggleton Castle (about 2 hours there and back). From Wigtown and Bladnoch and through Kirkinner take the left fork, B7004 towards Garlieston past Kilsture …

     
  • Robert Burns Centre


    Award winning Visitor Centre telling story of connections between Robert Burns and the town of Dumfries. Situated in the town's eighteenth century watermill on the west bank of the River Nith, the Robert Burns Centre tells …

     
  • Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre


    A diverse range of films including foreign language films, low-budget independent films, documentaries, animation and short films. The Film Theatre is fully wheelchair accessible, with a disabled toilet. If you have any mobility needs or questions …

     
  • Robert Burns House


    The simple sandstone house in which Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, spent the last years of his brilliant life. It was in this simple sandstone house in a quiet Dumfries street that Robert Burns, Scotland's national …

     
  • Robert Burns' Ellisland Farm


    Discover Robert Burns' family home "His Domicile for Humility and Contentment", built for him in 1788 and where many of his greatest works were inspired. Tam o' Shanter, Auld Lang Syne and Ae Fond Kiss …

     
  • Robert the Bruce, father of a nation


    In the heart of the Galloway Forest Park, near Loch Trool, is a stone. It marks the place of a battle that took place in the First War of Scottish Independence in March 1307. The …

     
  • Rose of India


    This upscale exotic restaurant offers authentic Indian food. The decor is plush and it is a favorite for business meetings and special occasions, but also caters for families. Sitar music plays as the diners enjoy …

     
  • Round House Cafe and Loch Doon Visitor Centre


    round house loch doon

    Enjoy coffee and cake while watching osprey chicks (subject to availability) using a telescope within the Round House Cafe on the shores of Loch Doon. A nest is situated across the loch from the cafe for …

     
  • RSPB Crook of Baldoon Reserve


    The view that opens up in front of you as you approach the car park is breathtaking. Cairnsmore of Fleet and the Galloway Hills act as a backdrop to wild saltmarsh and mudflats and the …

     
  • RSPB Ken-Dee Marshes Reserve


    One of many great places to visit on the Galloway Red Kite Trail. With stunning views across the River Dee and Loch Ken, this tranquil reserve plays host to many exciting winter visitors, including Greenland …

     
  • RSPB Mersehead Reserve


    Discover the breathtaking scenery and wildlife that's typical of this region. Stroll along the nature trails and use the viewing hides to explore at your own pace. Spring is particularly magical, when the wet meadows fill …

     
  • RSPB Mull of Galloway Reserve


    Everywhere you turn there's a stunning view. To the west is the Solway Firth and Irish Sea, with the Isle of Man in the distance.  In summertime, all around you is the frenzied activity of …

     
  • RSPB Wood of Cree Reserve


    The Wood of Cree is the largest ancient wood in southern Scotland. In spring, the woodland really comes alive, with bluebells on the ground and birdsong in the air. You'll hear pied flycatchers and warblers. The …

     
  • Ryan Centre


    The Ryan Centre is a 4-Star Leisure Centre under the Scottish Tourist Board's Visitor Attraction Scheme. Leisure Pool / Water Facilities, Ryan's Den - Children's Soft Play Area, Profiles 2000 Fitness Suite, Movement Room, Theatre / …

     
  • Saint Ninian, the first Christian missionary


    Not much is known about Saint Ninian, his story comes from the mists of time, but he is perhaps the most influential person in Scotland’s history. A fourth century missionary saint, he was the first …

     
  • Sandhead


    on sandhead beach by mull of galloway trail

    Sandhead is on the Luce Bay coast of the Rhins of Galloway and has a sandy beach several miles long. The beach at Sandhead is very popular with boat owners and is ideal for walking …

     
  • Sanquhar Golf Club


    sanquhar golf club

    This is a very attractive 9 hole parkland golf course with good views over the surrounding countryside.Sanquhar is situated on the undulating fields of the Barr Farm on the right bank of the River Nith. Lying well …

     
  • Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum


    Discover Sanquhar's world famous knitting tradition and the story fo the mines and miners of Sanquhar and Kirkconnel. What it was like to be a prisoner in Sanquhar jail, how did the ordinary people of …

     
  • Savings Bank Museum


    Duncan, Dr Henry (1774 - 1846), led to the founding of a great banking movement. If one were looking for a man out of Scotland's past to serve as an object lesson for her present he …

     
  • Sawney Bean`s Restaurant


    Sawney Bean was believed to have been the last known cannibal in Britain and is understood to have lived with his family in a cave in South West Scotland. The disappearance of travellers who were ambushed …

     
  • Scotland In A Snapshot


     
  • Scottish Castles Route


    Our Scottish Castles Route lets you explore over 250 miles of delightful and varied countryside. Steep yourself in history as there are well over a dozen castles and abbeys to visit on your journey. Take several …

     
  • Scottish Dark Sky Observatory


     
  • Scottish Industrial Railway Centre


    The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre is a 'living museum'.  Here unique and historically significant industrial steam and diesel locomotives are restored and can be seen working in an authentic setting. We are the only Steam Railway …

     
  • Segway Tours


     
  • Selkirk Arms Hotel


    The Selkirk Arms Hotel, a substantial hotel, which has a comfortable bar and conservatory area where bar meals are served. Hotel, Restaurant, bistro, pub. Lovely well kept garden to enjoy in summer. The Selkirk Arms Hotel …

     
  • Senwick Alpaca Trekking


    Alpaca Trekking on the beautiful Solway Coast Nestled alongside the beautiful Solway Coast in the South West corner of Scotland, Senwick Alpaca Trekking invite you to experience the wonder and warmth of our adorable alpacas who …

     
  • Shortridge Ltd


    http://www.shortridgelaundry.co.uk/  Click the link and see how we do it, watch our video! The Perfect Linen Hire Partner... Shortridge Laundry provide specialist linen hire and laundry service, to thousands of businesses of all shapes and sizes. We supply the …

     
  • Smokehouses


    Dumfries and Galloway is blessed with some excellent smoke houses. Smoked food makes a wonderful and welcome present. You can have the produce delivered to your home. The Galloway Smokehouse Allan Watson Carsluith, Creetown, NEWTON STEWART, DG8 …

     
  • Solway Aviation Museum


    Solway Aviation Museum is home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artifacts and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age. The museums’ primary …

     
  • Solway Books


    The Solway Books shop is located in the pretty harbour town of Kirkcudbright in South West Scotland, known as the Artist's town and home of many talented artists past and present. In the 20th Century …

     
  • Solway Links Golf Club


    18- holes pay and play links. Good fun and great value for all the family, ideal for seniors with easy walking, overlooking the Solway Firth to the Lake District hills with sea views from every …

     
  • Solway Tours


     
  • South West Coastal 300


    The South West Coastal 300 route in South West Scotland is a stunning drive of just over 300 Miles. Much of your route follows our many miles of awesome coastline while you will also have the …

     
  • Southerness Golf Club


    southerness golf club in Dumfries & Galloway

    Southerness Golf Course was designed by McKenzie Ross, and built in 1947. This is a true Championship Links course, measuring 6566 yards from the white tees and 6106 from the yellow tees. The SSS is 73 …

     
  • Springboard


     
  • St Medan Golf Club Monreith


    St medans Golf Course galloway

    St Medan Golf Club at Monreith is Scotland`s most southerly golf course. This 9 hole golf course on the shores of Luce Bay has a very special feature - there are 18 tees!The extra tees at …

     
  • St Ninian`s Cave


    st ninians cave whithorn galloway

    St Ninian`s Cave - a journey back in time. On the shores of Luce Bay in the Machars of Galloway, slightly to the north of Burrowhead (famed for the burning of The Wickerman) lies St Ninian`s …

     
  • Star Hotel


    Enjoy the warm informal hospitality of our restaurant service provided in our lounge bar where we serve a wide range of food from Light Bites to five course meals. Our food is cooked from fresh and includes …

     
  • Steam Packet Inn Restaurant


    steam packet isle of whithorn

    On the harbour side at Isle of Whithorn, fresh seafood is a speciality. The Steam Packet Inn is famed throughout Wigtownshire for good food. The Steam Packet is family run and owned. Seating options outside on the …

     
  • Strands


    The constantly changing range of crafts has been selected to offer a wide choice of high quality, original and handmade works with an emphasis on individuality and good value. The range of Designer made modern and …

     
  • Stranraer and District Angling Association


    Founded in 1947 Stranraer and District Angling Association offers visiting anglers a diverse choice, from remote wild brown trout fishing, to a well stocked user friendly loch especially suited to the younger and disadvantaged anglers …

     
  • Stranraer Golf Club


    Stranraer Golf Course is another of Scotland`s Top 100 Courses and was the last course ever to be designed by James Baird. The 18th is called Braid`s Last. The course is situated on the shores of …

     
  • Sulwath Brewers Ltd


    Sulwath Brewery is the principal brewery in Dumfries & Galloway. Its Tap Room is a popular haunt with all real ale lovers in Castle Douglas & surrounds. We turn out eight regular brews - with other …

     
  • Sun Kai Restaurant and Take Away Stranraer


    Stranraer restaurants sun kai

    The Sun Kai is a long established, family run restaurant in Stranraer. Food is traditional Chinese. It is popular with visitors and locals alike and ranks highly on TripAdvisor

     
  • Tasty Bites in Port William


    tasty bites take away in port william

    Tasty Bites provides freshly filled sandwiches, baguettes, pannini etc Located on the main road in the centre of the village of Port William.

     
  • The Anchor Inn


    Popular pub with outside seating overlooking the Solway Firth at the Kippford estuary, and an extensive bar and restaurant area, with excellent food.In summer, most people eat outside watching the sailing activities in the Solway. …

     
  • The Ark Gift Shop


    The Ark Gift Shop at Kippford - coastal and country style gifts with a touch of Scotland! The Ark Gift Shop is located in the scenic coastal village of Kippford on the Solway coast offering a …

     
  • The Belted Galloway Newton Stewart


    belted galloway visitor centre in newton stewart

    The Belted Galloway in Newton Stewart is much more than a cafe.  It is also a restaurant, bar, gift shop and am information centre for tourists. The Belted Galloway is situated centrally in Newton Stewart beside …

     
  • The Blackhorse Hotel


    The Blackhorse Hotel is situated just a few minutes' walk from the town centre of Newton Stewart. Local residents and holidaymakers alike can enjoy a relaxing drink in the bar where meals are served all week. …

     
  • The Bruce Hotel


    The relaxing bar and restaurant provide an excellent venue for all types of social occasion, from informal bar lunches to intimate, candlelit dinners in the restaurant with its romantic atmosphere and outstanding view over the …

     
  • The Buccleuch Estate Ltd,


     
  • The Cavens Arms


    Really good pub food; comfortable seating; real ale and real chips! Cavens is a busy town centre pub with a reputation built on the quality of its ales, its great pub grub and its customer …

     
  • The Cocoabean Company


    A family run chocolate factory and visitor attraction. Come to the Cocoabean for a day full of fun for all the family. Children can make chocolate creations in the interactive workshops and explore the extensive indoor …

     
  • The Covenanters


    Under the wide sky, high on the moors of Dumfries & Galloway and in tombs in its ancient kirkyards lie The Covenanters. These religious people were persecuted for their beliefs by the Stuart Kings in …

     
  • The Crichton Gardens


    Beautiful extensive grounds, 34 hectares, landscaped - mature rhododendrons, azaleas and many specimen trees. The gardens are host to any number of buildings and Glasgow University campus buildings. There are large rock garden, waterfall, ornamental …

     
  • The Crown Hotel


    At The Crown Hotel the chefs are dedicated to utilising the abundance of fresh local produce available to them to create wonderfully tasty wholesome dishes. Their  menu offers guests a range of pastas, steaks, burgers and filling traditional …

     
  • The Devil's Porridge


    The Secret Story of the Solway;  an amazing exhibition tells the story of 30,000 women and men who came to Eastriggs and Gretna to work in the greatest factory on earth during WW1 There is also …

     
  • The Fullarton


    The Fullarton is a producing / receiving venue staffed entirely by volunteers. It was formerly known as the Lochside Theatre, Castle Douglas. The two hundred seat auditorium is professionally equipped and provides facilities suitable for …

     
  • The Gallery at Laurieston


    The Gallery at Laurieston is the home of award-winning landscape and fine art photographer Phil McMenemy. Open every Sunday 10.00am - 17.00pm and at all other other times for a private viewing and a cuppa …

     
  • The Globe Inn


    The Globe Inn, tucked away in a narrow close off the High Street of Dumfries, will always be associated with Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard. It is one of the country's oldest hostelries, established in …

     
  • The Grapes


    Warm welcome, good pub food, open fires and beer garden. Offering lunch and evening meals from bar snacks to a la carte. Seasonal produce used to create  home cooked food, served with quality hand picked wines,  ales …

     
  • The Green Frog


    THE GREEN FROG Fishing • Relaxing • Organic Gardening Welcome to The Green Frog at Moffat - GREEN because we strive to be and FROG standing for Fishing, Relaxing and Organic Gardening! (and because we like frogs) - we know it sounds corny, but even the name makes you smile!

     
  • The Green Tearoom


    Cafe/Tearoom at Thornhill golf course serving a range of delicious meals, snacks, teas and coffees. The Green Tearoom at Thornhill Golf Club is open to all,  7 days a week, 09.30 - 20.30, with all …

     
  • The Harbour House Hotel.


    Nestled in the South West corner of Dumfries & Galloway the Harbour House offers contemporary accommodation, with eight bedrooms and three self-catering apartments, designed with comfort and quality in mind. Our onsite restaurant not only …

     
  • The Holiday Inn Dumfries


     
  • The Jewel in the Crown, Castle Douglas


    The Jewel in the Crown in Castle Douglas is a  popular Indian restaurant, a favourite with locals and tourists in the town. The menu features classic tandoori-style chicken, red curry with seafood, and vegetable dishes. …

     
  • The Jewel in the Crown, Dumfries


    The Jewel in the Crown in Dumfries is a  popular Indian restaurant, a favourite with locals and tourists in the town. The menu features classic tandoori-style chicken, red curry with seafood, and vegetable dishes. Jewel …

     
  • The Lairds Inn


     
  • The Limetree Restaurant


    "Good Food Guide" recommended. A seasonal blend of modern and traditional cooking using only fresh ingredients. "The Limetree has got all its priorities right. Food is king here." Joanna Blythman, Sunday Herald Open for Dinner Tuesday - …

     
  • The Mariner Hotel, Kippford


    Comfortable, traditional, popular pub, with great pub meals and views of the Solway at Kippford.Great views, good service, and good traditional pub meals. Child and dog friendly. Large conservatory, and large play area in garden …

     
  • The Mill on the Fleet


    The Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse

    The Mill on the Fleet is a restored 18th century cotton mill on the bank of the River Fleet in Gatehouse of Fleet.  Now an exhibition centre it is spread over three floors and houses core …

     
  • The Mount Stewart Hotel


    The Mount Stewart has a lofty position which makes for great sea and village views if the weather is good enough for you to sit on the decking or if you manage to get a …

     
  • The Old Colfin Creamery


    The Old Colfin Creamery restaurant, brought to you by Nick, Emma and Allan. Offering a balance between old classics and modern dishes using seasonal local produce. A warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere.

     
  • The Pheasant


    The Pheasant

    Situated in the small village of Sorbie The Pheasant offers a unique dining experience in the heart of Galloway. Run by husband and wife team Morag and Andrea Cuomo who spent 13 years in Edinburgh and …

     
  • The Port Pantry Coffee and Gift Shop Portpatrick


    portpatrick port pantry sample menu

    The Port Pantry in Portpatrick is a coffee  and gift shop selling probably the best coffee in Portpatrick.  The Port Pantry is family owned and family run and makes a great choice for good home …

     
  • The Potting Shed Bistro


    potting shed logan

    The Potting Shed Bistro is set within Logan Botanic Garden near Port Logan and, except for September, October and the second half of April the admission fee for the gardens requires to be paid to …

     
  • The Schoolhouse


     
  • The Scottish Episcopal Church


    Church Services in Dumfries and Galloway The Scottish Episcopal Church Please use the links below to find the location and times of services. Directory of Churches in the Diocese of Glasgow Churches by Location Annan-St John the Evangelist Castle Douglas …

     
  • The Striding Arches


    Striding Arch byDavid Baird

    The Striding Arches are a number of iconic red sandstone arches in an area of Dumfries & Galloway known as Cairnhead. Nearest village is Moniaive from where the arches can be reached by driving about 7 …

     
  • The Swallow Theatre


    The Swallow Theatre

    Scotland's smallest theatre. This 'little gem' of a venue offers an intimate setting for professional theatre, live music, spoken word, comedy and other events. The rural 48-seat auditorium is situated in the beautiful Galloway countryside 3 from …

     
  • The Swan


    Popular with locals and visitors, at Kingholm Quay, just outside Dumfries. A warm welcome awaits you at the Swan with Angela Mcintyre, previously venue manager of Easterbrook hall, at the helm. Come along to experience great …

     
  • The Thistle Inn


    The Thistle Inn welcomes you to come join us for a lovely meal, a pleasant drink and a comfortable night.

     
  • The Townhead Hotel


    Welcome to the Townhead Hotel. Restaurant Our resident Chef and his team are on-hand to provide you with some amazing food. We strive to use as many locally sourced Scottish ingredients wherever possible. We guarantee you will love our …

     
  • The Waterfront - Portpatrick


    portpatrick waterfront food

    The Waterfront on the harbour side in Portpatrick offers the option of eating in their attractive restaurant, their intimate bar area or outside on the harbourside The restaurant at the Waterfront is elegant and serves …

     
  • The Willow Tree


    Cafe / Restaurant / Bistro in Palnackie, near Castle Douglas. Opening Hours:  Tuesday & Wednesday 10am -4pm, Thursday- Sunday 10.00 am - 9pm with last orders at 9pm. Closed Mondays. Breakfasts, morning coffee, light lunches. Fantastic home …

     
  • Thomas Telford, the man who made travel possible


    As you drive along the quiet roads of Dumfries & Galloway, over its elegant bridges that span rivers and valleys, even to the land’s end lighthouse on the Mull of Galloway, you will be in …

     
  • Thomas Tosh


    Cafe, Gift shop, Gallery and Antique Centre all rolled into one - a destination shop. Well worth a visit.

     
  • Thornhill Golf Club


    Thornhill is a picturesque village in Mid Nithsdale, Dumfries & Galloway. Thornhill Golf Club was established in 1893 as a 9 hole course and extended to 18 holes in 1979. The course is a mixture of …

     
  • Thornhill Inn


    A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at the Thornhill Inn. We pride ourselves on using local Scottish produce sourced from local suppliers. Our dishes are freshly cooked to order. A Restaurant serving high quality cuisine, making …

     
  • Torr Farm, Auchencairn


    Torr Farm, an organic dairy farm is located at the head of Auchencairn Bay. The footpaths give access to the head of Auchencairn Bay. A complete circuit of the footpaths covers a little over 6km. …

     
  • Walking Festivals


    Lower Annandale Walking Festival Join our walkers for a weekend of walks in and around Annan. Enjoy great views, coupled with fascinating archaeology and history interpreted by our knowledgeable guides. T: 013873 80914 click here for more information Newton …

     
  • Wanlockhead Lead Mining Museum


    The Visitor Centre is situated in the heart of the village of Wanlockhead, which is Scotland's highest Village at 1531 ft./468.08 m. above sea level. Robert Burns had his horse shod here when it threw a …

     
  • Whithorn House Tea Room and Gallery


    whithorn house teas room in whithorn

    Whithorn House Tea Room and Gallery was opened in December 2013 and is in a beautifully restored building dating back to 1840. Whithorn House is described as a Victorian Tea Room and offers fine Loose Leaf …

     
  • Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe


    Whithorn Visitor Centre & Cafe Whithorn Visitor Centre is easily found in the centre of George Street - Whithorn`s Main Street. The Visitor Centre contains a very interesting exhibition using interpretation panels, models,figures and artefacts to present …

     
  • Wigtown - Scotland's National Book Town


    wigtown town hall

    Find a great read in Scotland’s Book Town, investigate gruesome witch-drowning and Neolithic stone circles or enjoy a dram at Scotland's most southerly distillery, nearby. There are 30 book related businesses in Wigtown and our sister …

     
  • Wigtown and Bladnoch Golf Club


    wigtown & bladnoch golf club

    Wigtown and Bladnoch Golf Course is a 9 hole parkland golf course just half a mile from Wigtown - Scotland`s Book Town. The course is set in lush parkland and has several quite tricky holes! Wigtown and …

     
  • Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve


    Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest LNR in Britain. The estuary, with large areas of salt marsh and mudflats is vitally important for many of the species that live there, especially for salt …

     
  • Wigtown Festival Company


    County Buildings and marquee during Wigtown Book Festival

    Wigtown Festival Company runs the annual Wigtown Book Festival every autumn in Scotland's National Book Town. The 10 day festival features author talks, music, visual arts, film, and performances for the whole family. There are …

     
  • Wigtown Summer Street Market


      Wigtown Summer Street Market Wigtown Summer Street Market is in Wigtown Market Square each Saturday during the summer months - 10am to 3.30pm There are around 20 stalls for which differ from week to week, for you …

     
  • Wigtownshire County Golf Club Glenluce


    Wigtownshire county Golf Club House

    Wigtownshire County Golf Course is another  very popular golf course in South West Scotland. The golf course is near Glenluce and one of the reasons for its popularity is that the course is mainly on very …

     
  • Wild Spring Festival Dumfries & Galloway


    wild spring festival  dumfries & galloway The Wild Spring Festival - Scotland`s most family friendly wildlife festival takes place between 25 March and 10 April 2016. Over 60 Events throughout Dumfries & Galloway. Full details can be found …

     
  • Woodlea Tearoom Sandhead


    coffee in sandhead woodlea

    Popular Tea Room in Sandhead. Open Wednesday - Sunday for light lunches, snacks and home baking Handy for Ardwell Gardens or if you are enjoying the beach at Sandhead.

     
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