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Dumfries and Galloway – The best kept secret of Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway

Dotted with a list of towns, starting from Moffat in the east to Kirkconnel in the south west, with a mix of places to explore here. You have a lot to see and do. The Solway coast is abode to some of the most picturesque surroundings which adds more charm to this town. For history enthusiasts lies the romantic ruins of Caerlaverock Castle, Threave Castle and Sweetheart Abbey, better known as the Cradle of Christianity are of all great interest. Another attraction is the Galloway Hills which includes an expanse of mountains, moors, lochs and rivers all forming part of the 150,000-acre Galloway Forest Park.

The Galloway Hills also offers the perfect setting for hill walks and mountain trails which are favourites among the travellers. Even the 212 mile long Southern Upland Way – one of the country’s great long distance walks also remain a great option for outdoor lovers. And if you are ambitious you can head out for the Burn's walk named after the famous poet Robert Burns who lived and died here.

Some of the key features of Dumfries and Galloway:

  • Art - Art has always been one of the most prominent aspects of this city which has even fascinated many artists. The Kirkcudbright has been the hot spot among the artists for years with the Kirkcudbright School founded here, you will love the artistic style and significance of this place for sure.

  • History – Dumfries and Galloway has got a glorious past, starting from as early as the establishment of Scottish Christianity at Whithorn. You can find a whole lot of ancient sites and monuments standing tall narrating the historic glory of this place. For more, there is a list of museums and galleries which showcases the impressions of the historic importance of this city.

  • Activities – The picturesque outdoors of Dumfries and Galloway offer you the best setting for host of activities and events. Hill walking, mountain trails, fishing, golfing all are available here. The Galloway forest park offers you with hills, scenic locations, wildlife and plenty of other stuffs. For golfers, Dumfries and Galloway has got some quality golf courses nestling along the picturesque wilderness of the city. You can also spot a mix of watersports here, which will add more zeal to your day.

You will surely love Dumfries and Galloway’s, beautiful landscape, cosy weather and there’s lot to see and do. Enjoy and experience a relaxed time out in this picturesque destination in Scotland. So whether you are planning for a leisure trip, weekend tour or honeymoon, Dumfries and Galloway is the right place.

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