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Dumfries & Galloway

Instead of dashing ever-northwards, taking a left (from the south) reveals a very rewarding area - characterful and colourful towns, hills, forests and very attractive landscapes - in places surprisingly rugged. Dumfries & Galloway is full of surprises.


Overview map of Dumfries & Galloway

Great Golf Courses »

With many superb courses in miraculously scenic landscapes Dumfries and Galloway is a wonderful area in which to enjoy a relaxed golfing holiday.

Wildlife of Dumfries & Galloway »

An excellent range of habitats in Dumfries and Galloway, from tidal mudflats to broad-leaved river valley woodland, high moors and lush farmland.

Great Gardens

The mild airs of Dumfries and Galloway take the edge off the winter frost - and provide the conditions for many tender species and some amazing gardens.

Gardens & Nurseries in Dumfries & Galloway

American Pirate

Born in a humble cottage on the coast south of Dumfries, John Paul Jones went to sea at the age of 13 and rose to become a captain in the American Navy. In 1778, during the War of Independence, he raided Whitehaven and Kirkcudbright. Famous as the ‘Father of the American Navy’, he later became an admiral in the Russian Navy. His birthplace is furnished in the 1700’s style.


Fish Larder

The unique Logan Fish Pond, near Port Logan, was created from a natural rock formation and has been used as a fish larder since 1800. In recent times its has had further fishy displays added for the enjoyment of visitors.