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Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland’s south west is a hidden gem of tranquil countryside and uncrowded coastlines and has a natural beauty to match anywhere in the UK. It’s perfect for exploring the abundant beauty of one of Scotland’s most stunning locations where you’ll find open landscapes, fantastic heritage, wonderful food and drink and a wealth of activities and attractions.

The 300 square miles that make up the Galloway Forest are a magnet for walkers and mountain bikers and consist of not only miles of forest but also heather clad moors, tranquil valleys and some 250 lochs; the ideal place for outdoor pursuits and great wildlife. In fact Dumfries and Galloway has four National Nature Reserves where you can see a wide variety of bird life, wildflowers and nature in its natural environments. These are stunningly beautiful open landscapes that help preserve our precious and threatened wild places.

Head for the coast if you’re looking for quiet sandy beaches, here there are three National Scenic Locations extending from the Mull of Galloway towards Cumbria.

The region is steeped in history, for example Caerlaverock Castle’s often turbulent history is reflected in its architecture, with a twin towered gatehouse, moat and battlements, which once made it an imposing sight for invaders but now serves to make it a fantastic family-friendly visitor attraction, with nature trail, children’s adventure park and more.

Drumlanrig Castle is similarly impressive, offering late 17th century Renaissance architecture with the addition of 90,000 beautiful acres to explore in the surrounding area. If you fancy something a little more exotic then the Logan Botanic Garden is something of a warm weather oasis. Located on the south-western tip of Scotland, the region receives a Gulf Stream climate which allows the cultivation of many tropical and semi-tropical plants providing a fantastic day out for visitors.

If all that warm weather leaves you seeking refreshment get along to the intriguingly named Cream o'' Galloway, a fantastic ice cream visitor centre, which is sure to delight the kids. If you have a sweet tooth then you could also include a visit to The CocoaBean Company chocolate factory and visitor centre!

Strong cultural heritage includes its connections with Robert Burns and the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries. This award-winning attraction chronicles the poet’s life and is perfectly suited for an exploration of other attractions linked to one of Scotland’s favourite sons.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Dumfries and Galloway.
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  • Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway
    Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Pleacairn Cottage

    Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    Situated on the outskirts of a quiet village, in the heart of 7Stanes Mountain Biking country, this detached...

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  • Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
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    West Lodge Cally Estate

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Watching over the gates of 500-acre Cally Estate (now a private hotel), character-filled West Lodge stands alone with...

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  • near Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Chestnut Lodge

    near Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5096
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    This stunning little wing of the owner’s home is beautifully presented and decorated and with views of the sea from...
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  • Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Stable Cottage

    Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate,...

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  • Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
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    5 Tannery Brae

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Nestled within the heart of this attractive ’wee toon’ of Gatehouse of Fleet, 5 Tannery Brae is a perfect...
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  • By Mabie Forest, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Dalskairth Mews

    By Mabie Forest, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This stunning detached converted mews is stylishly furnished and, with a small raised garden decking, is well appointed...

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  • Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Old Tannery Cottage

    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537212
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Built in 1800, Old Tannery Cottage has been lovingly restored to offer a cosy retreat for couples seeking a tranquil...
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  • Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
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    The Boat House

    Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5060
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Perched above the water’s edge of Loch Fern, a secluded 16-acre loch and surrounded by 16 acres of woodland...
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  • Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Granary

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5242
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    The perfect getaway for a couple, this large and sumptuous, one-bedroomed, terraced house is decorated using a colour...
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  • near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Valley View

    near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537234
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Rural Location
    Situated on a working farm, Valley View was originally the stables housing the working Clydesdales on the farm. Nestled...
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  • Bargrennan, near Glentrool, Dumfries and Galloway
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    The Orangerie

    Bargrennan, near Glentrool, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In the heart of Galloway Forest Park, one of the world’s few ‘Dark Skies Parks’, this unique,...

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  • Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Roseburn Cottage

    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5087
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Quietly situated on the edge of the pretty town of Moffat, this charming holiday cottage forms a wing of the...
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