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

    Millburn Cottage

    Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5185
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Open Fire
    Millburn Cottage is a spacious and beautifully presented holiday cottage, located close to the centre of the historic...
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  • Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway
    Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Rushcroft

    Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537109
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Rushcroft is a lovely detached cottage with a sunny patio and a large garden. Cosy, traditional and with a log fire...
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  • Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Lower Baltersan Cottage

    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537208
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Lower Baltersan Cottage is a delightful, detached cottage offering a cosy interior and a lovely enclosed garden with...
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  • Cairnryan near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
    Cairnryan near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Ardath

    Cairnryan near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537242
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in the small village of Cairnryan on the eastern shore of Loch Ryan, this charming detached holiday cottage...
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  • Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Woodsedge

    Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537231
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    On the beautiful Kirkennan Estate on the banks of the River Urr, Woodsedge is a lovely semi-detached property that offers...
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  • Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Woodbank

    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537132
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Woodbank is a delightful, detached property offering a cosy and character filled interior and a lovely garden area...
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  • Laurieston, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Laurieston, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Dairy & The Stables at Drumlane - The Dairy

    Laurieston, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5194
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    The Dairy is a semi-detached barn conversion with a wood burner for chilly evenings and a courtyard for enjoying...
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  • Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway
    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Strathannan, Oakriggside

    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537114
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Strathannan is a lovely traditional attached stone cottage beautifully nestled on a quiet country road yet only 2 miles...
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  • Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
    Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Heatherview Cottage

    Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537050
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Heatherview Cottage sits delightfully within an oasis of green fields on the western peninsula region known locally as...
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  • Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway
    Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Portside Cottage

    Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537137
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This cosy little, terraced cottage is located right in the heart of the pretty coastal village of Portpatrick,...
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  • Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Shore Cottage

    Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 28692
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Sea View

    This detached holiday cottage enjoys sea views, direct access to the beach and is ideally located to explore south...

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  • Crocketford near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    Crocketford near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Stable Cottage

    Crocketford near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537217
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Beautifully presented this cosy terraced holiday cottage in the little village of Crocketford with its family...
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    Pets go free

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