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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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  • Rockcliffe near Colvend×

    Old Glenstocken

    Rockcliffe near Colvend

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    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    This beautiful converted farmstead was originally the farmhouse and dates back to the 16th century. The farm land...
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  • Ringford, near Kirkcudbright×

    Bengali

    Ringford, near Kirkcudbright

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    Ref: 29884
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed


    This stunning, detached bungalow, equipped with some disabled facilities, is the perfect retreat to explore the...

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  • Southerness near Dumfries×

    West Cottage

    Southerness near Dumfries

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    Ref: UK5001
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    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    West Cottage is a charming end-terraced holiday cottage situated right on the shore in Southerness with magnificent...
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  • Lochmaben×

    Waterside Lodge

    Lochmaben

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    Ref: 29488
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    This spacious, detached holiday lodge sits in an idyllic position on the edge of the loch in the quiet village...

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  • Gatehouse of Fleet×

    Little Boreland

    Gatehouse of Fleet

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    Ref: 24853
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    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    A late 18th century former farmhouse located close to the coast

    Spectacular setting for wildlife, this cottage is...

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  • Carsethorn, near Dumfries×

    The End House

    Carsethorn, near Dumfries

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    Ref: 30722
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    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles

    This period holiday apartment is situated in the pretty, peaceful coastal village of Carsethorn, at the heart of...

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  • Southerness near Dumfries×

    Craig Na Mara

    Southerness near Dumfries

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    Ref: CC537240
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    Situated in the seaside village of Southerness, this terraced period holiday property is a mere 50 metres from the...
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  • Cairnryan×

    Blink Bonnie

    Cairnryan

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    Ref: 28613
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine

    Located in the small village of Cairnryan, this spacious, detached holiday property is ideally located to explore...

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  • Garlieston×

    Ropeworks

    Garlieston

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    Ref: CC537126
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles
    Rising from the ashes of the former rope works this stunning and uniquely designed detached house by the beach is just...
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  • Monreith, near Port William×

    Clarksburn

    Monreith, near Port William

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    Ref: W4250
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    Superb garden

    This spacious four bedroom detached bungalow is situated on the edge of the small village of...

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  • Stranraer×

    Cottfield House

    Stranraer

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    Ref: CC537228
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Rural Location
    Cottfield House is a detached bungalow set in an elevated location overlooking the Royal Burgh and harbour of Stranraer....
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  • Glenluce near Stranraer×

    Airyhemming Farm

    Glenluce near Stranraer

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    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    Airyhemming Farm is a detached two storey house situated in peaceful countryside with open views over farmland to the...
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