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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.

  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Crafty Distillery & Tree Bar & Cafe


    Visit the 'Scottish Gin Destination of the Year' We’re from Scotland. The country that invented almost bloody everything. That’s why our logo is a little bolt of inspiration. Our mission is to create tasty honest craft …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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. …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 & …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 publicily accessible educational observatory has some of the darkest skies in the UK and two …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Cycling, South West Scotland


    Cycling, South West Scotland Our aim is to promote social cycling activity within Dumfries and Galloway. We ride all year round! Well mostly - only the most severe of weathers will put us off. We are …

     
  • Cornmill Outdoor Activities


    Cornmill Outdoor Activities The Cornmill offers an opportunity for a large range of outdoor activities including Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Tuition, Boat Hire and various British Canoeing  RYA(Royal Yachting Association) dinghy, powerboat and safety boat courses for …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • The Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club


    The Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club The Barracuda Leisure Club in Dumfries is the Cairndale Hotel’s privately owned leisure club. Situated on the ground floor of the hotel, The leisure club offers excellent leisure facilities, including swimming pool, …

     
  • Segway Tours


    Segway Tours Segway Adventures right here in beautiful Port Logan! visit our website to get your Adventure booked!   Adventure Tours run by a trained Adventure Guide around the beautiful area of Port Logan, on Segways!  

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • South of Scotland Golf


    Visit South of Scotland Golf for a comprehensive guide of all courses at www.southofscotlandgolf.com Brighouse Bay Golf Club provides a perfect holiday golfing experience in Dumfries and Galloway perched above the beautiful Solway coastline with stunning …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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, …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Laggan Outdoor


    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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Sorbie Tower


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    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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Clan Armstrong Centre


    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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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. …

     
  • Armstrong Border Tours


    Experience the Scottish Borders like never before with Armstrong Border Tours   Tours of the borders for the enthusiastic traveller who wishes, to learn more about the history of borders. From stone age man right through to modern …

     
  • 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, …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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, …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 stalked with Rainbow, Blue and Brown Trout.  

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Daleside Equestrian Centre


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

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Scotland In A Snapshot


     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Portpatrick Cliff Path Walks


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    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 …

     
  • 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.  

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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. …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
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