Picture this…sleepy forests where leaves rustle in the breeze, secluded beaches that stretch into the distance and bubbling streams…and that’s just some of what you’ll stumble across in Dumfries and Galloway. Striking, beautiful and just as it’s always been, the region’s scenery has found itself the inspiration for may a poem, a painting and a story over the centuries. Now it’s time to discover what the landscape will say to you.
There’s something invigorating about being somewhere so picturesque, and as luck would have it the region offers all kinds of activities to get you outside and your adrenaline pumping. Whether you’re pretty daring on a mountain bike or you’re content to stay on two feet and walk, the Galloway Forest Park’s the perfect setting to spend time together in the great outdoors. You’ll find laidback cycling routes suitable for the whole family, easy walks that showcase the park’s beauty, and if you keep your eyes peeled you might just spot some of the local wildlife.
Now this one’s for the romantics amongst you…one of the most popular attractions in Dumfries and Galloway, and the home of young love, has got to be Gretna Green. Famous for welcoming runaways keen to get married, the village is still popular with brides and grooms from all over the world, and if you time your visit right you might see a wedding while you’re there!
Thanks to the region’s mild climate it’s home to some of the finest gardens you’ll ever find yourself in. One of our favourites has to be Logan Botanic Garden, known for being one of the most exotic gardens in Scotland and a blazing attraction of colour and rare plants from all over the world. Or, if you like your gardens grand, wander the Drumlanrig Castle Gardens on the Queensberry Estate and imagine how they would have looked when they were completed in 1689.
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