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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.

  • 7Stanes Mountain Biking


    Dumfries and Galloway offers some of the best mountain biking venues in the World including five of the renowned 7Stanes Centres! The 7Stanes offer award winning mountain biking, superb scenery, and a bike friendly welcome. …

     
  • A. D. Rattray Whisky Shop


    Whisky Shop

    Visiting Our Whisky Shop Explore Scotch whisky and its fascinating heritage when you visit our home on the West Coast of Scotland, where a warm welcome awaits you at the A. D. Rattray Whisky Shop. Located in …

     
  • A’ The Airts


      A’ The Airts in the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar is a Community Arts and Crafts centre nestled in the heart of Upper Nithsdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Our fully accessible building is a hub where individuals can meet …

     
  • Abbey Cottage Tearoom


    Afternoon Tea in the garden at Abbey Cottage Tearoom with a view of Sweetheart Abbey on the South West Coast 300

    Abbey Cottage Tearoom Award-winning Abbey Cottage Tearoom is open every day. The kitchen in this family-owned business is busy from early morning producing home-cooked food. The scones are first into the oven, while a couple of homemade soups …

     
  • Adventure Carrick


    Adventure Carrick   Open all year round. Suitable for families, groups and individuals. We have 15 years experience in providing high quality outdoor adventure experiences throughout the South West of Scotland including Watersports, Mountain Sports, Equipment Hire, Forest …

     
  • Ae Cafe and Bike Shop


      Ae Cafe and Bike Shop       Ae has a brilliant trail center as part of the famous 7Stanes with routes for all levels. The forest also offers some lovely walks. There will  always be  a warm welcome at Ae …

     
  • Ae Forest


    Ae Forest

    Ae Forest is the perfect place to get away from it all, whether you prefer a gentle stroll in the woods along by the river, a family picnic or a challenging bike trail, there's something …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Allan McNally Fine Art


    Watercolour paintings of South West Scotland. Allan's Studio-Gallery is set in a delightful former church that has been tastefully renovated to provide a light and airy art space. Here in this amazing space, resident artist and …

     
  • Annandale Distillery and Visitor Centre


    Welcome to Annandale Distillery and Visitor Centre 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 …

     
  • Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally


    Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally

     
  • Auchencairn Store and Tearoom


    Auchencairn Store and Tearoom   Great place to stop for refreshments and a chat when you are cycling, driving or walking around the region. Enjoy some wonderful cakes and scones and a refreshing cuppa   You can also pick …

     
  • Ayrshire Coastal Path


    Ayrshire Coastal Path 2 Image courtesy of G Craig

    The Ayrshire Coastal Path from Glenapp to Skelmorlie runs 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of …

     
  • Barholm Arts and Crafts


    Barholm Arts and Crafts   BARHOLM ARTS & CRAFTS· We are a group of people (artists/craft makers/photographers) who work together to run and manage the Barholm Arts and Crafts Shop in Creetown, Dumfries & Galloway. ABOUT US - MEET …

     
  • Barholm Cycle Hire


      Barholm Cycle Hire   Electric or manual bike hire for everyone in the family to enjoy!

     
  • Barstobrick


      WELCOME TO BARSTOBRICK   Just 2 miles from the A75 at Ringford  nestled in the heart of Red Kite country you'll find Barstobrick boasting an equestrian centre, coffee shop and several way marked walking trails. We invite you …

     
  • 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


    Come and visit BELTIE BOOKS & Café Browse our selection of Books. Then, have a well earned leisurely cup of Coffee, tea or chocolate accompanied by a delicious cake, scone or a bowl of soup or a snack. We …

     
  • Blackaddie House Restaurant


    Winner of Best Restaurant Experience Thistle Awards 2019/20 for the West of Scotland, Blackaddie House is run by Scotland's Chef of the Year 2016, Ian McAndrew and his wife Jane. This charming Restaurant with Rooms …

     
  • Blackstone Clydesdales and DIG-a-Day Experience


    Blackstone Clydesdales and DIG-a-Day Experience   Our aim at the farm is to share our passion and knowledge of our Clydesdale Heavy Horses with you. The Blackstone centre was established to secure a way to care for our growing …

     
  • Bladnoch Distillery


    Bladnoch Distillery Visitor Centre and Melba Cafe   Welcome to Bladnoch Distillery. Our 202 year-old distillery opens its doors once again. Bladnoch Distillery produces premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky, paying tribute to the rich history of Bladnoch and traditional lowland …

     
  • Brambles Delicatessen


    Brambles Delicatessen   Brambles Delicatessen, Kirkcudbright where you will find an amazing range of Fine foods, Cheese, Local Produce, Crackers, oatcakes, chutneys, relishes, meze and bruschetta toppings. Local jams, marmalades, curds, syrups and honey. In any given week, there …

     
  • 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 and Garden


    Broughton House and Garden     Broughton House and Garden home of painter E.A. Hornel (a 'Glasgow Boy') from 1901 until 1933, and his sister Tizzy until her death in 1950. The house holds Hornel's pictures, vast collection …

     
  • Bruntis Loch @ Kirroughtree -Galloway Forest Park


    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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Café at Clatteringshaws


    Café at Clatteringshaws The Cafe at Clatteringshaws and visitor centre is open all year round and is dog friendly.   Offering freshly prepared café fayre and daily specials. Come and try our homemade soup, cakes, tray bakes and …

     
  • Cally Gardens and Kevin Hughes’ Specialist Plant Nursery


    Cally Gardens and Specialist Plant Centre is a treasure trove of exotic and rare hardy plants gathered from around the Globe. The towering 18th century walls of what was once the kitchen and pleasure garden …

     
  • Carsphairn Shop and Tearooms


    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 …

     
  • 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 75 …

     
  • Cavens Country House


    Cavens Country House   At Cavens, our food ethos is all about top quality ingredients and tasty, unpretentious dishes. These are freshly prepared by Angus, who has trained with the best and maintains a real passion for …

     
  • Central Cafe


    Central Cafe     Central Cafe is a small Family run business that has traded in Stranraer since 1960. We pride ourselves on our fresh chips, peeled and cut fresh every morning.

     
  • Clashwhannon Public House and Caravan Park


    Clashwhannon Public House and Caravan Park     Clashwhannon Caravan Park and Public House is a small friendly family run business. Based on the edge of Drummore village. Serving Quality Food and Drinks.

     
  • Clience Studio - Angela Lawrence


    Clience Studio - Angela Lawrence     Clience Studio - Angela Lawrence is a friendly artist's gallery and working studio owned by Angela Lawrence, Artist Showing mainly her Scottish landscape and seascape paintings. Clience Studio is a most welcoming gallery, …

     
  • Climb Criffel Hill


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    Criffel may be less than 2000 feet high, but as this is the highest hill for some distance it is prominent in views of the Solway Coast, from the Lake District. Due to its relatively low …

     
  • Colvend Golf Club


    Colvend Golf Club   Our testing parkland layout offers a challenge to all abilities and is one of the area’s most popular golfing experiences. The Club was founded in 1905 with a Willie Fernie designed 9hole layout …

     
  • Connors Restaurant


    Connors Restaurant     John and Kirstyn Connor have recently re-launched this lovely Restaurant situated on the seafront in the stunning coastal town of Portpatrick. Connors Restaurant has a new popular menu  and a lovely new look inside.       …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Corton Plants


      Corton Plants is a unique, family run, traditional plant nursery with an inspiring collection of old fashioned and new varieties of plants, all home grown in Ayrshire. Established in 2004 by owner Alison Kerr, Corton Plants has …

     
  • Crafty Distillery Tours & Shop


    Distillery Tour Take your taste buds on a tour of our modern distillery to learn the secrets of our process, from how we make our very own spirit, to the botanicals we’ve selected to create our …

     
  • Crawick Multiverse


    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 …

     
  • Cream o’ Galloway


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    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 Gem Rock Museum


      Creetown Gem Rock Museum Would you like to see a 4.5 billion year old, three kilogram meteorite; or the fossilised egg and dung of a dinosaur; or one of the largest natural gold specimens on display …

     
  • Criffel Coaches


      Welcome to Criffel Coaches.  At Criffel Coaches our aim is to provide high quality mini coach travel at affordable prices without compromising on safety. We are a small, family run, concern, operating quality 16 seat Mercedes …

     
  • Culzean Castle and Country Park


    Culzean Castle and Country Park With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's best days out. This glorious 260ha estate was once the playground …

     
  • D & G College- Complete Training Solutions


    D & G College- Complete Training Solutions Complete Training Solutions (CTS) is the business development unit of Dumfries and Galloway College and has been established to meet the following key strategic aims: to respond to the …

     
  • Doon Valley Railway


    Doon Valley Railway The Doon Valley Railway 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 in …

     
  • Dowhill Farm


    Dowhill Farm Dowhill Farm hosts a well stocked farm shop, gift shop, restaurant, events venue and beautiful courtyard garden with children's play area and patio seating offering youngsters a chance to let off steam and seating …

     
  • Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate


    Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate If you like delving deep into history, soaking up the finest culture, exploring beautiful countryside – or adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking – you’ll love a day at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. …

     
  • 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 House


    Dumfries House, East Ayrshire

    Dumfries House You wouldn’t think it to look at it now, with its tranquil grounds and elegant drawing rooms, but the fate of one of Scotland’s grandest country houses hung in the balance not so long …

     
  • Dundonald Castle


    DUNDONALD CASTLE AND VISITOR CENTRE   War and romance, smuggling and heroism, tales of the supernatural and more – Royal Dundonald Castle is one of Scotland’s most unexplored and fascinating treasures. Home to Scots King Robert II, grandson of Robert …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Easterbrook Bistro, Bar & Spa


    Easterbrook Bistro, Bar & Spa (formerly Neuro's) is located in the heart of The Crichton as forms part of the magnificent Easterbrook Hall. Easterbrook Bistro is an ideal place to stop-off for coffee, lunch or dinner …

     
  • Easterbrook Hall


    Easterbrook Hall and The Crichton Memorial Church sit proudly within the grounds of The Crichton in Dumfries in the South West of Scotland. Easterbrook Hall is one of the largest auditoriums in the South of Scotland …

     
  • 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.    

     
  • Five Kingdoms Brewery


    Five Kingdoms Brewery Award winning beers which use whole hops, quality malts and fresh local water. Five Kingdoms microbrewery began in 2015 and sits in the beautiful harbourside village of The Isle of Whithorn in Dumfries and …

     
  • Galloway Activity Centre


      Galloway Activity Centre Galloway Activity Centre occupies a stunning location on the banks of Loch Ken in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. With our team of expert adventure instructors and our beautiful surroundings we specialise in providing exciting and memorable holidays in a safe and friendly …

     
  • Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere


      Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere Galloway and Southern Ayrshire is a unique and special place. So much so that the area has been designated a UNESCO ‘Biosphere’: a status awarded to world-class environments that demonstrate …

     
  • Galloway Cycling Holidays


    Galloway Cycling Holidays   Welcome to the best cycling holidays in Scotland - Winner of  Visit Scotland's Thistle Awards for Best Outdoor / Activity company 2019/2020 in the West. We specialise in guided and self-guided cycling holidays in …

     
  • 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


    Anytime is a great time to visit The Galloway Forest Park has everything you need for a great day out, whatever the time of year. Meet red deer and wild goats, choose from two scenic Forest Drives, …

     
  • 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 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 …

     
  • Gather at Laggan


    Gather at Laggan Where good food and good views nourish the soul   Gather is a place where friends and family can get together to enjoy good food, company and views. The glass fronted bistro is a flexible and …

     
  • Gilnockie Tower


    Gilnockie Tower

    Gilnockie Tower The Esk Valley Clan Armstrong Reiver Centre The Clan Armstrong Ancestral Home History, Mystery and Discovery while exploring the far-reaching lands of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers, join us for an enthralling 500 years of Clan Armstrong …

     
  • Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery


    Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery   Glenquicken is a family run trout fishery.Located in Creetown, South West Scotland. The 4.5 acre trout loch is stocked with Rainbow, Blue and Brown Trout.  

     
  • Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room


      Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room Glenwhan Gardens has been described as one of the most beautiful newly made gardens in Scotland. with unique & stunning sea views across to the Isle of Man, Luce Bay, and …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Greenan Beach


    Greenan Beach is a sandy stretch of beach a few miles south of the town of Ayr on Scotland's western coast. It is overlooked at its southern end by the 16th century Greenan Castle which is …

     
  • Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop


    Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop and Visitors Centre

    Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop Famous since 1754 and family run since 1885, the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is one of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions. From its historical beginnings as the home of runaway weddings, Gretna …

     
  • Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall and Loch Skeen


    Grey Mare's Tail

    The Grey Mare's Tail is a spectacular 60 metre waterfall plunging into the Moffat Valley from the breathtaking Loch Skeen at the top of the falls. You can follow the path alongside the waterfall up …

     
  • Heart of Galloway Visitors Centre


      Taken over by the Castle Douglas Development Forum for the community, the Heart of Galloway Visitor Centre is a visitor information centre which also sells the best of locally produced food and crafts

     
  • Henrys Bay House Restaurant, Stranraer


    Henrys Bay House Restaurant Stranraer

    Henrys Bay House Restaurant 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/restaurateur John Henry. The restaurant …

     
  • 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


    Dundrennan Abbey This site is closed until Spring 2021. Historic Scotland are working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out more about reopening plans: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/our-reopening-plans-and-covid-19-response. Enjoy the …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Caerlaverock Castle


    Caerlaverock Castle

    Caerlaverock Castle Historic Scotland are delighted to be able to welcome you back. There are limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you will not be able to visit without booking online in …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Cardoness Castle


    Cardoness Castle This site is closed until Spring 2021. Historic Scotland are working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out more about reopening plans: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/our-reopening-plans-and-covid-19-response Cardoness was …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Glenluce Abbey


    Glenluce Abbey This site is closed until Spring 2021. Historic Scotland are working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out more about reopening plans: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/our-reopening-plans-and-covid-19-response Tucked in …

     
  • Historic Scotland- MacLellan's Castle


    MacLellan's Castle This site is closed until Spring 2021. This site is closed until Spring 2021. Historic Scotland are working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for …

     
  • Historic Scotland- New Abbey Corn Mill


    New Abbey Corn Mill This site is closed for now. Historic Scotland are working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out more about reopening plans: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/our-reopening-plans-and-covid-19-response See …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Sweetheart Abbey


    Sweetheart Abbey

    Sweetheart Abbey This site is closed for now.   ‘This site is closed for now. Historic Scotland are working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out …

     
  • Historic Scotland- Threave Castle


    Threave Castle This site is closed until Spring 2021.   Historic Scotland are working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out more about reopening plans: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/our-reopening-plans-and-covid-19-response   Cross the …

     
  • Jake Irving Ceramics and Coffee Shop


     Jake Irving Ceramics, stylish, unique & exclusive ceramics & coffee shop. Opened in Kirkcudbright in March 2018.     Jake Irving Ceramics & Coffee Shop. Unique hand built ceramics sold only in Kirkcudbright and home baked cakes and drinks. All welcome, feel …

     
  • John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum And Visitor Centre


    John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum And Visitor Centre     The John Paul Jones Cottage Museum is located on the Arbigland Estate near Kirkbean in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The cottage is where John Paul Jones, hero of …

     
  • Kilnford Farm Shop


    Kilnford Farm Shop (We are located along the A75 at the Garroch Roundabout - Right beside the NEW D&G Hospital!)   Thank you for looking at our page!  Here is an exclusive coupon code for our online shop... GET …

     
  • Kirkcudbright Galleries Cafe


    Kirkcudbright Galleries Cafe Kirkcudbright Galleries Cafe offers a light, varied menu using fresh local produce, situated on the first floor of the gallery, overlooking St Cuthbert’s church and flooded in natural light to create a most …

     
  • Kirkcudbright Golf Club


    Kirkcudbright Golf Club   Founded in 1893, Kirkcudbright Golf Club is conveniently located on the southern edge of the beautiful and historic town of Kirkcudbright, an hour’s drive from the M6/74 corridor to the east and Stranraer …

     
  • 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 who …

     
  • Kitchen Coos and Ewes


    Kitchen Coos and Ewes Authentic working farm experiences lead by the people who love and look after the animals every day. Airyolland farm is situated in the Southern Uplands of Scotland within the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 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 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 …

     
  • Logan Botanic Garden


    Logan Botanic Gardens

    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 exotic …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Mabie Forest Park


    Mabie Forest

    Mabie Forest Park is a beautiful forest park just to the south of Dumfries offering spectacular views across the Dumfries and Galloway countryside and over to the Solway Firth. The Forest Park has something for everyone. …

     
  • Masonic Arms


    Masonic Arms   Welcome to The Masonic Arms At the Masonic Arms we offer a wide range of draught beer, wines, spirits and not to mention over 260 gins! With a great emphasis on Scottish gin.  We have …

     
  • Moat Brae Birthplace of Peter Pan


    Peter Pan stands on a tree stump and looks out across a green enchanted land

    Moat Brae is the Birthplace of Peter Pan. New Family Attraction set in the 'enchanted land' that inspired the story of Peter Pan. Discover a world of children's stories in the enchanted land that inspired the story …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 minutes …

     
  • Mostly Ghostly Tours


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

     
  • Mr Pook's Kitchen


    Mr Pook's Kitchen   Mr Pook’s Kitchen; your gateway to Scotland’s larder. Mr Pook's Kitchen is a restaurant situated on the site of the old Clydesdale bank in Castle Douglas. Opened in 2018 by Ed Pook, the restaurant …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • NAK Cycles


    NAK Cycles N.A.K Cycles is the leading bike shop serving Stranraer and surrounding areas for sales, repairs and servicing. Here at NAK Cycles we stock a large range of bikes ranging from kids through to adults, range …

     
  • New Galloway Golf Club


    New Galloway Golf Club   New Galloway Golf Club is a delightful 9 hole golf course located in the South of Scotland. We welcome visitors to experience playing in a magical place. It is a gem among rural …

     
  • 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 in Dumfries and Galloway, South-West Scotland, is a superb 18-hole parkland course measuring 5,840 yards (par 69) with spectacular views from every hole. You may even spot the occasional …

     
  • Newton Stewart Walking Festival


    Newton Stewart Walking Festival   Newton Stewart Walking Festival is run by a group of volunteers who share an enthusiasm and love for Galloway and the great walking experiences it offers. Newton Stewart Walking Festival provides a week …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 the …

     
  • 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. Walk Portpatrick to Killantringan Lighthouse and Bay This walk follows the …

     
  • Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club


    Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club

    Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club   Welcome to Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club Situated on the coast in south west Scotland, Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club is just a short stroll from the picturesque village of Portpatrick and boasts two superbly …

     
  • Powillimount Beach


    Powillimount Beach Arbigland Estate

    Powillimount beach is located to the east of Southerness beach near Kirkbean on the Solway Coast and is part of the Arbigland Estate. It offers some spectacular views over the Solway Firth and on a …

     
  • Purealba


    Purealba      Purealba, an artisan soap maker based at the beautiful Drumlanrig Country Estate in Dumfries & Galloway. My products are all small batch produced by myself in my converted stable using luxury organic ingredients. Purealba launched in April …

     
  • 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 of …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Rik's Bike Shed


    Rik's Bike Shed A Top Wee Shop at the Head of the Trails Based at Drumlanrig Castle. We have hire bikes for all the family, great trails and a fantastic wee shop to help with whatever cycling …

     
  • 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


    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 …

     
  • Robert Burns House


    Robert Burns House

    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, …

     
  • Robert Burns' Ellisland Museum and Farm


    Welcome to Ellisland Museum and Farm. From 1788-1791, Ellisland Farm was the rural home of National Bard Robert Burns. He built the house for his family. Its fabulous location by the river Nith inspired him to …

     
  • Robert the Bruce, father of a nation


    Bruce's Stone

    In the heart of the Galloway Forest Park, near Loch Trool, is a stone. This huge granite boulder marks the place of a battle that took place in the First War of Scottish Independence in March …

     
  • Roundhouse at Loch Doon


    Roundhouse at Loch Doon     Loch Doon is the largest inland loch in Southern Scotland with spectacular scenery. It is approximately 5 miles in length and 1 mile at it's widest point. It nestles in the Galloway hills …

     
  • RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve


    RSPB Mersehead

    Situated on the scenic north shore of the Solway coast, Mersehead is an extensive wetland and saltmarsh area, a haven for breeding waders, wintering waterfowl and year-round bird and wildlife-watching. Spring is particularly magical, when …

     
  • Rusko Art Holidays Galloway


    Rusko Art Holidays Galloway Stunning state-of-the-art studio set amidst the glorious Galloway countryside in South West Scotland Rusko Studio is a converted Victorian stables situated in the heart of beautiful Dumfries and Galloway offering luxury Art Holidays …

     
  • 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 Beach (Luce Sands)


    Sandhead is a beautiful stretch of sandy beach near Stranraer. It is quite a sheltered beach and with its handy car parking, picnic tables and dog friendly status, it's the perfect place for a picnic, …

     
  • Sandyhills Beach


    Sandyhills Beach

    Sandyhills is a large sandy beach near Dalbeattie on the Dumfries and Galloway coastline. The beach lives up to its name and at low tide has a vast expanse of sand, backed by gentle sand …

     
  • Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum


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

     
  • Savings Bank Museum


      Savings Bank Museum Dr Henry Duncan(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 …

     
  • 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


    The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory occupies a fantastic hilltop site on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. This publicly accessible educational observatory has some of the darkest skies in the UK and two …

     
  • Selkirk Arms Hotel


    Selkirk Arms Hotel   "Our food - fresh, local, traditional and modern, Scottish Mediterranean with a twist." RYAN MILLAR - HEAD CHEF   Open daily to non residents for coffee, lunch and dinner. https://www.selkirkarmshotel.co.uk/menu-main-index A great selection of real ales, malt whiskies …

     
  • Small Print


      Small Print     Small Print is a print and copyshop. We sell stationery, computer consumables and printer ink. We also do printing, copying, photographic and artwork reproduction. Printing We offer a full range of printing services - business cards, leaflets, flyers, …

     
  • Solway Tours


    Solway Tours   Solway Tours offer Five star, bespoke guided historic and ancestral tours of Dumfries and Galloway and across Scotland. DandG Life Tourism Champion Winner 2016     We aim to provide unforgettable experiences through our extensive knowledge and …

     
  • Sorbie Tower


    sorbie tower on SWC300

    Sorbie Tower is a striking ancient keep and dates back to the 16th century. The Tower and surrounding land is owned by the Clan Hannay Society and is gradually being restored. The Tower was built on …

     
  • South of Scotland Golf


    Southerness Golf Club

    There are 23 golf clubs that are members of the South of Scotland Golfers Association. Courses range from wee 9 hole courses in the picturesque Galloway hills to magnificent 18 hole links round the extensive …

     
  • South West Coastal 300 #SWC300


    on the SW300 Mull of Galloway

    Discover your SWC300   Nature Lovers   Adventure Seekers History and Heritage Arts and Culture   A Taste of the South West Family Fun     https://vimeo.com/374108287     Plan Your Trip   Where to Stay   See and Do Eat & Drink Events Map   Getting Here

     
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  • Southerness Golf Club


    Southerness Golf Club   Southerness Golf Course in Dumfries & Galloway, with its level terrain, allows for easy walking and no hills to climb; meaning you can simply relax and concentrate on your golf.         …

     
  • Southerness Lighthouse and Beach


    Southerness beach is a vast expanse offering breathtaking views across the Solway Firth towards the Lake District. It is a combination of sand and rocks and at low tide  reveals mud flats and rock pools. …

     
  • St Medan Golf Club


    St Medan Golf Club St Medan, Scotland’s most southerly golf club This family-friendly, 9 hole course, laid out on the shores of Luce Bay in south west Scotland, offers an interesting and challenging game for novices and …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • St Ninian's Tearoom, The Isle of Whithorn


    St Ninian's Tearoom The Isle of Whithorn The Isle of Whithorn is a small community with a big heart and at the heart of this beautiful harbourside village is a wonderful village hall, tea room and shop …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Studio 17


    Studio 17 The Home of Happy Snail, Galloway Graphics and KGR Glass Design     Studio 17 is nestled next to Cooper Cottage, a traditional stone built Scottish house, on Isle Street in Whithorn, Never heard of Whithorn? It's a …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • The Belted Galloway Visitor Centre


    The Belted Galloway Visitor Centre   The Belted Galloway is a Visitor Centre with Bar, Restaurant, Tourist information and Gift Shop

     
  • The Boathouse, Glencaple


    The Boathouse Glencaple

    The Boathouse Glencaple The Boathouse Glencaple offers delicious food and stunning views, with al fresco dining out on the deck in the warmer months.  Brunch and lunch are served in the café from 10am Tuesday to …

     
  • The Coo Shed


    The Coo Shed The Coo Shed is a unique family run coffee shop with all food prepared and baked 'in-house' and locally sourced where possible. Come and try our delicious fresh farm milk made for you by …

     
  • 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 Crafty Crow


    Cafe, Crafts, Gifts & Haberdashery This delightful cafe, craft and gift shop is set in a beautifully converted church in the heart of the High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet. The Crafty Crow offers a wide selection of …

     
  • The Eskdale Hotel


    Open to both residents & non-residents alike, the facilities at Eskdale Hotel, Langholm offer an ideal venue for tasty meals & snacks, weddings & parties, business meetings or simply as an escape for a relaxing cup of …

     
  • The Frothy Bike Co


    The Frothy Bike Co     In my home town of Dumfries, I grew up surrounded by great countryside to explore both on and off road biking. From building my own jumps in the local woods, to exploring …

     
  • The Gallery at Laurieston


    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 …

     
  • The Garret Restaurant and Cafe Bar


    The Garret Restaurant and Cafe Bar   The Garret Restaurant and Café Bar has a wide range of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks including an extensive wine list and Dear Green coffee – ethically sourced speciality grade …

     
  • The Globe Inn


    The Globe Inn Nestling along a cobbled flagstone close, just off Dumfries’ High Street, The Globe Inn, first established in 1610 and Robert Burns’ favourite Howff, combines rich and passionate history with a stunning and sympathetically …

     
  • The Kirkton Inn


    The Kirkton Inn   Family-owned bar & restaurant in the heart of Burns Country, Scotland The Kirkton Inn was built in 1879 following on from the initial founders and settlers coming to the village in 1875. The Inn is …

     
  • The Love Bug D&G


    The Love Bug D&G   The Love Bug D&G offers stunning classic VWs for Weddings,           Events and Corporate Promotions. Tailor-made tour packages and bespoke itineraries available. Adorned with ribbons and bows to co-ordinate with your …

     
  • 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 The Mill on The Fleet is spread over three floors …

     
  • The Old Colfin Creamery


      The Old Colfin Creamery     The Old Colfin Creamery brought to you by Nick & Emma. Offering a balance between old classics and modern dishes using seasonal local produce. The Old Colfin Creamery where  warm welcome and a relaxed …

     
  • The Old School House


    The Old School House     Re Opening Saturday 1st August

     
  • 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 Quay Zone


    The Quay Zone 4 Fabulous Zones, One Great Location   The Quay Zone is a Leisure Centre with Swimming Pool, Gym, Studio, Cafe & Soft Play. Memberships, classes and various leisure and fitness activities available. Special changing and pool access …

     
  • The Riverbank Cafe


    The Riverbank Cafe     The Riverbank Cafe is a popular venue for visitors and locals alike who just love the fresh baking, excellent coffee, paninis, toasties, salads, burgers, breakfast, soup, desserts, sandwiches and children’s menu.       …

     
  • The Striding Arches - Land Art in Dumfries & Galloway


    Striding Arches byDavid Baird

    The Striding Arches are a series 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 Tamar Manoukian New Cumnock Pool


    The Tamar Manoukian New Cumnock Pool   Having been fully refurbished by the Dumfries House Trust in June 2017, this outdoor swimming pool, opposite the New Cumnock Town Hall, is for the community to enjoy.

     
  • The View


    THE VIEW Port William Inshore Rescue Service has a building on the harbour green in Port William -housing a coffee and gift shop plus licensed bar -amazing views. We also have 2 Electric Car Charging Points situated …

     
  • Theatre Royal Dumfries


    Theatre Royal Dumfries Scotland’s Oldest Theatre, established 1792. Historically modern. The oldest theatre in Scotland, the Theatre Royal is in the heart of Dumfries and first opened its doors in 1792. It has strong associations with the …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Threave Garden and Estate


      Threave Garden and Estate     Threave Garden and  Estate is the perfect place for a family day out – or two: there’s so much to see and do here, you may not fit it all in to …

     
  • 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 Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe


      Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe The Whithorn Trust runs the exhibition and museum detailing the town's 1600 years of Christian history. Coffee and gift shop with locally sourced products. The Whithorn Trust manages the archaeological site associated …

     
  • 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 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 is a market which takes place on the market square every Saturday from Easter weekend until end of September, open from 10am till 3.30pm. A selection of Fresh Bakery goods, fruit and vegetables …

     
  • Wigtownshire County Golf Club


    Wigtownshire County Golf Club   Wigtownshire County Golf Club - The 'County' is one of the most popular holiday golf courses in South West Scotland, an 18-hole, true links course situated on the shores of Luce Bay.   The …

     
  • Wild Eskdale / Wildlife Experiences


    Wild Eskdale / Wildlife Experiences Take a Guided Tour with Wild Eskdale Offering a range of wonderful wildlife experiences and tours in Scotland. We are based in the beautiful southern uplands of Dumfries and Galloway with dramatic scenery all around.   The hills, …

     
  • Wildings Hotel and Restaurant


    Wildings Hotel and Restaurant An Ayrshire hotel, Wildings is well known for modern cuisine taking advantage of the lush, clean countryside and clear seas to source the very best local ingredients, setting the standard for an …

     
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