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.
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
Whether you’re mountain biking or hiking, you can explore the Galloway hills at Kirroughtree Visitor Centre.
Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre
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.
The local’s favourite beach is only a few minutes drive from Barholm and offers dramatic views whatever the weather.
Stranraer Oyster Festival
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 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
Just a short drive through the scenic Galloway hills, the Otter Pools and surrounding paths give a good look at Scotland’s diverse wildlife.
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 is a town steeped in history. The Whithorn Trust tells the story of the town’s past.
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.
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 is just next door to Barholm, this museum is a treasure trove of local history.
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 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.