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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.

  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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!  

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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, …

     
  • The Pub


    THE PUB   Cold Beer, Hot Food, Live Music   Food Service Mondays :                      2pm   - 7.30pm               Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri :  12.00pm   -   2.30pm  …

     
  • Linda Irving Felt Artist


    Linda Irving Felt Artist   Linda Irving Felt Artist is an artist who 'paints with felt', art & wearables inspired by the sea & landscapes, natural world - Mull of Galloway, Scotland. Community teaching & Gallery space

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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.       …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Crafty Distillery & Visitor Centre


    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 …

     
  • Scotland In A Snapshot


     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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                                     …

     
  • 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, …

     
  • Mr Pook's Kitchen


    Mr Pook's Kitchen   Mr Pook’s Kitchen, will be your gateway to Scotland’s larder. This new restaurant will showcase some of the best produce from Dumfries and Galloway using ancient, classic and modern cooking techniques.   CREATIVE COOKING, LOCAL PRODUCE  

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • NTS 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 1610. …

     
  • Logan Fishpond Marine Life Centre


    Logan Fishpond Marine Life Centre   On the South Rhins Tourist Trail on beautiful Galloway sits the UK's, if not the world's, oldest and most unique natural marine 'aquarium'. Set deep in rocks on the shore and …

     
  • 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 - 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 …

     
  • The Crichton Gardens and Church


    The Crichton Gardens and Church Open to the public all year round, you can visit the Crichton Estate and explore the stunning scenery, enchanting rock gardens and discover the intriguing history – all within walking distance of Dumfries town centre. The Crichton …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Barholm Cycle Hire


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

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails at Ae, Innerleithen, Glentress and Mabie …

     
  • 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! There …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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.

     
  • The Whithorn Trust


    Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe 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 with …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Corsewall Lighthouse Restaurant


    Corsewall Lighthouse Restaurant in the North Rhinns of Galloway is an ideal location from which to to explore Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire. Some of Scotland’s most spectacular coastline is found within and nearby the 20 acre …

     
  • Kippford Classic Car Hire


    Kippford Classic Car Hire   Hire a classic car and drive the stunning roads of Dumfries and Galloway, including the South West Coastal 300. The perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, or to explore South West Scotland, …

     
  • The Lairds Inn


    The Lairds Inn

     
  • Kirkmichael Community Shop and Cafe


    Kirkmichael Community Shop and Café   A warm welcome awaits you in this beautiful conservation village, and our friendly staff are always happy to help. You'll find many locally sourced products; such as honey, meats, free range …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Solway Tours


     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Allan McNally Fine Art


    3ACEFB4D-462E-4C13-962E-BDCDE7A0A0D3Allan McNally Fine Art   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, Allan creates bold, vibrant paintings …

     
  • 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 …

     
  • Doon Valley Crafters and Coffee Shop


    Welcome to Doon Valley Crafters and Coffee Shop.   Weaving and spinning and all things crafty happen here. We design and weave our own tartan and have designed tartans for other organisations      This is the new Dark …

     
  • 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 the Mull of Galloway. The Gardens …

     
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