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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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  • By Mabie Forest, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    By Mabie Forest, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×

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

    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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  • Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
    Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Budgetts

    Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    Budgetts is a lovely terraced holiday cottage hidden down a secluded close in the heart of Kirkcudbright’s...
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  • Isle of Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
    Isle of Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Moorings

    Isle of Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile

    Quayside location


    Located on the quayside, in the harbour village of the Isle of Whithorn just yards from...

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  • Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway
    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Hillend Guest Cottage

    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Perched in an elevated position in the grounds of the owner’s home and with wonderful open views towards Moffat...
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  • Kirkland, near Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway
    Kirkland, near Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Wee Glebe

    Kirkland, near Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Hidden in the heart of the Dumfries and Galloway countryside, lies this superb self-catering abode named Wee Glebe. A...
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  • near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
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    The Stable

    near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Rural Location
    As its name suggests, The Stable originally housed the working Clydesdales on the farm. Still a working farm, The Stable...
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  • Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Roseburn Cottage

    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5087
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Twynholm, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
    Twynholm, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Shieling Apartment at Trostrie Cottage

    Twynholm, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    This cosy hideaway is just a perfect spot for exploring this secret corner of Scotland. Parts of the apartment date back...
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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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    Ref: CC537164
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Number 12

    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537170
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio
    Number 12 is a ground floor apartment and a perfect cosy retreat tucked away from the famous ‘double’ High...
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  • Nether Barr, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
    Nether Barr, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Hen Hoose

    Nether Barr, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free

    Situated close to Newton Stewart, this compact, cosy, holiday cottage with low ceilings provides a base from which...

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