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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.

  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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, …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Loch Doon Visitor Centre and Round House Cafe


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    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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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, …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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. …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 exotic …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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. …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Port Logan Fishpond


    Port Logan Fishpond The pretty, whitewashed cottage with the quaint turret, perched on the rocks near Port Logan on the beautiful Galloway coast in S W Scotland, is hiding a secret. ​ If you would like to learn …

     
  • 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 …

     
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  • 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 …

     
  • Gardens of Galloway Scotland`s Garden Route


    castle kennedy gardens

    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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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. …

     
  • 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, …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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. …

     
  • 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 …

     
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