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Killantringan & Knock Bay

Portpatrick, Scotland, UK

A wild sandy beach on the west coast of the Rhins.

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  • Ruthwell Cross © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Ruthwell Cross (HS)

    Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK

    This Anglian cross, sculptured in high relief, dates from the end of the 7th century AD.

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  • Carsluith Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Carsluith Castle (HS)

    Carsluith, Dumfries, DG8 7DY

    Carsluith Castle is an impressive 16th century L-plan tower house, with 18th century ranges of outhouses that are still…

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  • Drumtroddan Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS)
    Drumtroddan Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS)

    by Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8

    Three groups of well-defined cup-and-ring marks on bedrock, probably carved in the Bronze Age.

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  • Grey Mare's Tail (NTS)
    Grey Mare's Tail (NTS)

    Moffat Valley, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK

    This spectacular upland reserve, home to Scotland's highest waterfall, is rich in wildflowers. Visitor centre with remote…

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    Drumantrae Bay

    Ardwell, Scotland, UK

    A small beach of sand and shingle.

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    Sandyhills Beach

    Kippford, Scotland, UK

    A sheltered bay with a beach of golden sand just off the A710.

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  • Rockcliffe (NTS)
    Rockcliffe (NTS)

    Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX

    Pretty stretch of coastline, which is home to a variety of birds, flowers and butterflies.

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  • Barstobrick Visitor Centre
    Barstobrick Visitor Centre

    Castle Douglas, DG7 2AT

    An outdoor lover's paradise with wildlife, walking, riding, cycling, fishing, farm tours, eating and shopping.

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    Borgue Beach, Brighouse Bay

    Borgue, Scotland, UK

    A sheltered sandy beach with interesting wild flowers, well off the beaten track.

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  • Torhouse Stone Circle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Torhouse Stone Circle (HS)

    Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK

    With nineteen granite boulders and three central stones, this is one of the best preserved stone circles in Britain.

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  • Lochmaben Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Lochmaben Castle (HS)

    Dumfries, DG11

    The much reduced remains of a royal castle originally built by the English in the 14th century.

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    Chapel Rossan Bay

    Ardwell, Scotland, UK

    A wide sand and shingle beach with a boat slipway.

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  • Sandhead Bay
    Sandhead Bay

    Glenluce, Scotland, UK

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  • St Ninian's Cave © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    St Ninian's Cave (HS)

    Nr Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK

    Regarded as a retreat used by St Ninian, the cave was once a place of pilgrimage. Cut into the rock are seven small…

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  • 1 Killantringan & Knock Bay Portpatrick, Scotland, UK
    2 Ruthwell Cross (HS) Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
    3 Carsluith Castle (HS) Carsluith, Dumfries, DG8 7DY
    4 Drumtroddan Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) by Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8
    5 Grey Mare's Tail (NTS) Moffat Valley, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
    6 Drumantrae Bay Ardwell, Scotland, UK
    7 Sandyhills Beach Kippford, Scotland, UK
    8 Rockcliffe (NTS) Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX
    9 Barstobrick Visitor Centre Castle Douglas, DG7 2AT 3 stars
    10 Borgue Beach, Brighouse Bay Borgue, Scotland, UK
    11 Torhouse Stone Circle (HS) Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK
    12 Lochmaben Castle (HS) Dumfries, DG11
    13 Chapel Rossan Bay Ardwell, Scotland, UK
    14 Sandhead Bay Glenluce, Scotland, UK
    15 St Ninian's Cave (HS) Nr Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK

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