There’s plenty to do in Dumfries and Galloway, whether you’re looking to go on an adventure or explore the local culture.

Here are a few suggestions for where to spend your time in D&G.

Cream O’Galloway

Cream o' Galloway

There’s tons of activities in the Cream O’Galloway adventure playground that will keep the whole family entertained, and plenty of ice cream as well!


Kirroughtree Visitor Centre

Kirroughtree Visitor centre

Whether you’re mountain biking or hiking, you can explore the Galloway hills at Kirroughtree Visitor Centre.


Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre

Laggan ZipWire

Where better to take in the view of Wigtown Bay than from the longest zip-line in Scotland? Laggan has a huge range of activities you can try. If you don’t have a head for heights, you can try archery, clay pigeon shooting, grass sledging or go on a segway adventure.


Mossyard Beach

Mossyard Beach

The local’s favourite beach is only a few minutes drive from Barholm and offers dramatic views whatever the weather.


Stranraer Oyster Festival

Stranraer Oyster Festival
Oyster Festival 2018

One of the recent additions to the local selection of festivals in Dumfries and Galloway. The Stranraer Oyster Festival takes place in September.


Balloch Woods

Balloch Woods

Balloch Woods are just a few minutes walk from Barholm. Explore the many paths and find the roundhouse, ponds and sculptures hidden within.


Raider’s Road Otter Pools

The Otter Pool River Dee in Galloway Forest Park ©-Destination-Dumfries Galloway Photography by Colin Tennant Photography

Just a short drive through the scenic Galloway hills, the Otter Pools and surrounding paths give a good look at Scotland’s diverse wildlife.


Threave Gardens

Threave Gardens

No green-thumbed visitor would want to miss out on Threave Gardens. Showcasing plants from around the world and demonstrating different gardening styles and planting schemes.


Whithorn Trust

Whithorn Trust

Whithorn is a town steeped in history. The Whithorn Trust tells the story of the town’s past.


Wigtown

Wigtown Sign Image

Scotland’s National Book town and home of the Wigtown Book Festival each September, Wigtown is a must for book lovers at all times of the year.


Galloway Smokehouse

Galloway Smokehouse

A local restaurant and shop that sells locally sourced fish, amongst other things. Galloway Smokehouse is found in Carsluith, less than a five minute drive from Creetown.


Creetown Heritage Museum

Creetown Heritage Museum

Creetown Heritage Museum is just next door to Barholm, this museum is a treasure trove of local history.


Logan Fish Pond

Logan Fish Pond

This unique attraction dates back to the 1800s when it was first used as a sea-fish larder for the local Laird. Visitors can now enjoy meeting and greeting a variety of sea life as well as learning weird and wonderful facts about our marine heritage


Kirkcudbright

Kirkcudbright

Kirkcudbright is a scenic town full of galleries and cafes. Many events take place throughout the town, including the Festival of Light and the Kirkcudbright Tattoo.