Local Attractions & Events

As you would expect of an area such as Dumfries and Galloway, you will be spoilt for choice when deciding what to do and where to go. Here we have provided a few ideas to make your stay in Dumfries & Galloway a memorable one.

Towns & Villages

There are many interesting and historic towns to visit in Dumfries & Galloway. From Gretna through to Portpatrick there is a vast area to explore Scotland’s hidden gems.

A view of Kirkcudbright


Whether you are a history buff or want to take the kids out for a day to remember, we have a wealth of attractions to see and explore. We have castles, museums, stunning beaches, the gorgeous Galloway Forest Park, beautiful gardens, farm parks and more!

Drumlanrig Castle


Looking for a bit of adventure? Look no further! Nature sites, forest trails, sailing centres, scenic walks and rambles are to be found all around the area. Amazing mountain biking at Kirroughtree and some challenges climbs for road bikes – but worth the effort to see such fantastic scenery.  Galloway Forest Park is also home to the UK’s first Dark Sky Park – one of the best places in Britain to enjoy the night sky.  On a clear night you can see over 7000 stars here with the naked eye!

Tackling the trails at Kirroughtree
Clear night sky in the Galloway Forest

Local Events

We are far from being the little quiet corner of Scotland, we know how to have a good time! Why not come to the various events and festivals that go on in the region and join in the fun!

Gatehouse of Fleet Gala Week

The South West 300

If you are feeling really adventurous, why not explore the South West 300? It is a stunning drive of just over 300 miles where the route follows our many miles of beautiful coastline. You also have the opportunity to marvel at our hills, glens, forests and lochs. Click the image to head to the Visit South West Scotland website to find out more!

Overview of the South West 300
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