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Dumfries and Galloway

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Head up to Scotland, cross the border in the west and let everything go as you discover Dumfries & Galloway. The first thing you'll notice is just how beautiful this part of lowland Scotland is, with an undulating coastline of rocky shoreline and sandy beaches. Whilst inland, there are acres of forest and green spaces. Want the rush of flying through woodland trails on a mountain bike? Or why not make a splash as you try windsurfing or yachting?

Weather Averages

Be prepared for rain or shine

MARCH - MAY High 7.18°c Low 1.06°c Precipitation 0.17mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 17.32°c Low 11.25°c Precipitation 0.24mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 13.39°c Low 7.26°c Precipitation 0.14mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 6.93°c Low 1.51°c Precipitation 0.29mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Dumfries and Galloway

With lots of activities on offer, Dumfries & Galloway is pretty much one big adventure playground, but there are plenty of options for gentle walks or cycles too. And when it comes to culture, this region knows how to pack a punch. Each year kicks off with the vibrant Big Burns Supper in January, and the months after are peppered with dedicated celebrations for arts & crafts, performing arts, literature and sport, not to mention some of Scotland's coolest music festivals.

Dumfries

Dumfries and Galloway
Explore Dumfries set along the banks of the winding Nith; steeped in the history of Scotland, Robert Burns and a delight for historians, shoppers and golfers. Read on for details of places to stay and things to do in Dumfries. The historic town of Dumfries, the Queen of the South, is the largest town in South West Scotland and is firmly on the tourist map.Dumfries is the county town of Dumfries & Galloway, a Royal Burgh since 1186 and it is believed to have flourished as a market town and port since Roman times. Amongst its many visitors in past times were Bonnie Prince Charlie, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce!

Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway
Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455, Kirkcudbright has always been supported by a busy fishing trade. Behind the harbour the streets have housed generations of creative artists. A tradition maintained today by a flourishing colony of painters and craftworkers. This has led to it being called “The Artists’ Town“. Other well known features of the town are the pastel coloured houses and wide streets. The wide selection of mainly family owned shops where almost everything can be got, and the free parking all over town.

Auchencairn

Dumfries and Galloway
Auchencairn is an attractive village of whitewashed stone cottages, mainly dating from the early 17th century. It is located on the heritage coastline of the Solway Estuary, a National Scenic Area of unspoiled hills, cliffs, islands, bays and beaches known locally as the Scottish Riviera. Auchencairn village is on the A711 coast road from Dalbeattie to Kirkcudbright and is on the South West Coastal 300. The village provides a quiet and pretty base for exploring all that the area has to offer walkers, cyclists, wildlife enthusiasts or those who just want to relax on a beach.

LOCAL CUISINE

Delicious is how you’ll describe South West Scotland whether you wander the Food Town of Castle Douglas, shop in our delis, butchers for local meats or enjoy the delights of local produce in our top quality restaurants across the region. The local land is the source of what’s on offer and the source of our inspirational foods, dishes and drinks. You’ll have plenty of chance to get creative if you stay in any of our self-catering Cherished Holiday Homes accommodation.

GETTING HERE

When driving into South West Scotland from further south, the M6 will take you into the east of the region. If you are setting off from the north, drive towards Glasgow and then head to the M74. Which also takes you into the east. Alternatively, you can take the A77 down the coast to head to the west.