In Dumfries & Galloway we feel privileged to be living amidst some of the most beautiful landscapes in Scotland.
Over 200 miles of coastline, rolling hills, moorland, forest, mountain and river - these contrasting landscapes of unspoilt beauty make enjoying the outdoors a pleasure whatever the weather.
Explore the Galloway Forest Park, the largest forest park in Britain covering over 300 square miles of spectacular forest, moorland and lochs rising towards the rugged grandeur of the granite mountains. The Galloway Forest Park is teeming with wildlife. The red deer range, wild goat park, red squirrel feeding stations increase your chances of getting up close to nature. Birds of prey also make the forest their home, with buzzards a common sight, golden eagles more elusive and rare red kites, successfully introduced to the region in 2001. Follow the Red Kite Trail and visit the Feeding Station.
Quiet sandy beaches, genuine warm welcomes, top class attractions and activities that make the most of the natural beauty surrounding them.
Glorious gardens that bask in the balmy air of the Gulf Stream, nature reserves, forest walks and cliff top views of swooping seabirds and castles to dream of...
Revel in a meander around Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway's Food Town with its family owned butchers, bakers and delicatessens and savour the delicious flavours!
Get arty in Kirkcudbright, The Artists' Town with a fascinating artistic heritage and a thriving artists community today. Check out the best of Scottish Painting at the Summer Exhibition - 'Home Again' featuring paintings by artists associated with Kirkcudbright, at the Town Hall and visit The Tolbooth for an intriguing insight.
Join in the Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities, with Children's Festival, Medieval Fayre, parade day and Scottish nights each Thursday, culminating in the fabulous Tattoo in the shadow of the castle.
Visit one of our many agricultural shows, or country fairs for an insight into country life, or take time out to enjoy traditional galas and festivals in our towns and villages throughout the region.