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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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  • Glenluce, Dumfries and Galloway
    Glenluce, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Newburn House

    Glenluce, Dumfries and Galloway

    12
    6
    3
    2
    Ref: SHHW
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    Accommodating upto 12 guests, this substantial end of terrace Georgian town house is perfectly situated for discovering Dumfries and Galloway. Accommodating upto 12 guests, this substantial end of terrace Georgian town house is perfectly situated for discovering Dumfries and Galloway.
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    This substantial Georgian town house, renovated to a high standard, is the end property in a row and is situated in the charming village of Glenluce, with the local shop and pub. Beautiful scenic walks can start from the doorstep and lead along the stream and through the glen behind the holiday property, on to the historic remains of Glenluce Abbey, or further down the banks of the Water of Luce to the sands of Luce Bay. This area of Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and...

  • Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
    Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Ardmhor

    Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

    12
    6
    3
    2
    Ref: UK5041
    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 - Open Fire
    This detached holiday is surrounded by large walled gardens and is an ideal touring base for extended families or groups of friends.
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    This imposing, detached, red sandstone and whinstone house was built in 1880 by a local chemist. Ardmhor, meaning ’the big, high place’, stands on an imposing rise within large walled gardens. The property is elegantly proportioned and retains many period features including decorative cornices, centre ceiling roses and handsome marble fireplaces, not to mention the impressive staircases and balustrade. It has been renovated, yet retains its links to the bygone days with the...
  • Bladnoch, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
    Bladnoch, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Rowallan

    Bladnoch, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

    12
    6
    2
    2
    Ref: UK5056
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    With original features and spacious accommodation, this holiday property sits in a beautiful area with the local pub within walking distance, and a host of outdoor pursuits and attractions nearby.
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    Retaining many original features, Rowallan is an imposing end of terrace holiday property with a spacious living room and kitchen. The master bedroom offers ample space and enjoys delightful views over the River Bladnoch. It is set in a quiet location yet only a short walk from the country pub and restaurant. Wigtown, known as Scotland’s National Book Town, has many book and gift shops and lies only a few minutes drive away. Close to Newton Stewart, the gateway to the Galloway Hills,...
  • Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
    Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Craigbittern House

    Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway

    13
    7
    5
    2
    Ref: UKC1162
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    This magnificent house has plenty of original features, and is a great base from which to enjoy this stunning part of Scotland. This magnificent house has plenty of original features, and is a great base from which to enjoy this stunning part of Scotland.
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    Truly magnificent, Craigbittern House is a stunning, Scottish Baronial-style Victorian house, located in a commanding position in the small village of Sandyhills, above a beautiful bay overlooking the Solway coastline. Built around 1890, this grand detached house has been renovated throughout, but retains many of the wonderful period features, such as fireplaces, cornicing and shutters. The striking turret also provides a lovely alcove in the main living room and the bedroom above, a...

  • Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway
    Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Braefield

    Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

    15
    7
    6
    2
    Ref: 26192
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    This charming, coastal property, sleeps up to 15 guests and is an ideal base for a family gathering or special occasion. This charming, coastal property, sleeps up to 15 guests and is an ideal base for a family gathering or special occasion.
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    Enjoying a wonderful setting with views over the picturesque town, harbour and out to sea, this spacious detached house offers an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. Enjoy the challenging uplands of the Galloway Hills, or gentle seaside trails, rolling moors and dramatic cliff-top walks. The Southern Upland Way passing close by is ideal for enjoying the many and varied shorter walks. The dramatic scenery is home to a rich company of flora and fauna, with...

  • Holywood, by Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    Holywood, by Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Burnfoot of Cluden

    Holywood, by Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

    16
    8
    3
    2
    Ref: 26965
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    In a rural setting, abundant in wildlife. An ideal retreat for a large family get-together or friends alike. In a rural setting, abundant in wildlife. An ideal retreat for a large family get-together or friends alike.
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    Burnfoot of Cluden is situated in a lovely spot overlooking the River Cairn at East Cluden. Rural in character, but less than ten minutes’ drive from Dumfries, it sleeps up to 16, and is perfect for holidays for families and friends. Burnfoot is open all year round for holidays and short breaks. There are eight bedrooms and three bathrooms, an Aga in the kitchen, a wood burning stove in the living room and central heating throughout. There is wifi, two televisions with Freeview and...

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