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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.

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  • Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Arkland Mill

    Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

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

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

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  • Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Craigenrae

    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 24245
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    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in a peaceful, remote location within the Galloway Forest Park and surrounded by rolling hills, this...

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  • Dornock near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Dornock Brow Cottage

    Dornock near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537161
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This lovely detached single storey cottage dates back to 1740 and its natural garden adjoining the Solway estuary...
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  • Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Blue Door

    Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 29833
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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio


    This charming cottage is pleasantly hidden within the pretty little coastal town of Kirkcudbright. With...

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  • Dalton near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Halliday Hill Cottage

    Dalton near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537009
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Halliday Hill Cottage set in the heart of the Dumfriesshire countryside is located on the owners farm and...
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  • Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Lavender Cottage

    Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 29026
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    This spacious detached cottage is located in a quiet cul-de-sac, only 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre...

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  • Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Kirkennan Lodge

    Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537230
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    On the beautiful Kirkennan Estate on the banks of the River Urr, Kirkennan Lodge is a lovely detached property that offers...
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  • Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Greenswangs House

    Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated on the edge of a quiet village this detached property boasts stunning views over open countryside. This...

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  • Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Gorsebank

    Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537051
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Gorsebank is a beautiful, spacious and light filled bungalow with its own private balcony affording outstanding views...
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  • Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway
    Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Harbour Retreat

    Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5030
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Rural Location
    Harbour Retreat is a spacious terraced town house situated right by the harbour at Garlieston. Once part of a working...
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  • Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Broomknowe

    Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

    8
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    Ref: 29546
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View

    Enjoying a wonderful setting with views over the picturesque town centre and harbour and views out to open sea,...

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  • Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
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    High Kirkland Holiday Cottages: Robin’s Nest

    Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 25982
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In a peaceful countryside setting these three traditional stone built holiday cottages, formerly a small croft,...

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