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Make plans to discover Scotland, with all of its famous and amazing landscapes, awesome culture and stunning heritage and history. It is a country where you will spend memorable moments, with sights, experiences and sounds that will be unforgettable, especially in 2015, declared the Year of Food & Drink. Come and try the wonderful local produce and the whiskey, of course. You will find great accommodation and travel advice so that you have an inspiring holiday. From landscapes with green forests that go all way to the shore of the wild rivers, Dumfries and Galloway region is truly inspiring, with all of its history, culture and day to day life.
The beauty of this place has inspired writers and artists all over the world to create great artworks with a huge amount of passion. It is close to perfection because of its exciting activities and rare wildlife.
You might be looking for a campsite close to Galloway Forest Park, a pet-friendly self-catering apartment or cottage near Loch Ken. How about a romantic getaway in Gretna Green or a holiday for the whole family in Dumfries? You will certainly find the perfect place according to your needs and budget. You can either go for a 1 to 5 star hotel, a B&B or guest house. Romantic breaks can be spent at a luxurious mansion, built in the beautiful Georgian style, where you can fully relax and enjoy the peace, quiet and serenity in this corner of Scotland. The B&Bs are popular because of their warm and friendly atmosphere, and they are usually located in the picturesque towns and villages, right in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway.
There are also a lot of other sheltered places in the coastal region, guaranteed to make you feel like you are in paradise. The most popular accommodation units in Dumfries and Galloway are Buccleuch & Queensberry Hotel, The Selkirk Arms Hotel, Townhead Hotel, Trigony House Hotel, Knockinaam Lodge, Cressfield Country Hotel. You may also want to consider March Bank Hotel, The Old Rectory Guest House, Kirkpatrick House, Scaurbridge House, Castlewigg Lodge B&B, Hawthorn House, Anchorlee, The Knowe B&B, The Famous Star Hotel.
Discover the amazing tastes and flavours of the local food and drink wherever you are in Dumfries and Galloway. You will be spoilt with juicy meats, creamy dairies and fresh seafood and fish. The Mofat Toffee is a traditional sweet made in this region ever since the 1800s. Despite the name, it is not in fact a toffee. It has a caramel flavour on the outside and sharp lemon taste on the inside, and it is made using the Blacklock family recipe. You must also try the local fine drinks: a strong pint of beer at Sulwath Brewery, a delicious cider drink from Waulkmill Cider or a bit of fine Lowland whiskey. The best places to sample Dumfries and Galloways best delicacies are Del Amitri, The Limetree Restaurant, I Love Toasties, The Hightae Inn, The Townhead Restaurant. Don’t miss Galloway Lodge, The Station Inn, Riverbank Restaurant, The Glaisnock Cafe, Hullabaloo, The Smithy.
Prepare yourself for all the adventure Dumfries and Galloway has to offer. Take a bike, a boat or simply walk and discover the hills, the rivers and forests. Soak into the history of the places you pass through, visit museums and art galleries, sample the local culture. Here are some of the places you must see: Scotland Mersehead Nature Reserve, Applegarthtown Wildlife Sanctuary, Aviation Museum, Creetown Gem Rock Museum, The Stewartry Museum. Also, check out Drumlanrig Castle Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Logan Botanic Garden, Bruce’s Stone, Joseph Thompson Local Heritage Centre, Lochmaben Castle.
Active tourists will feel like they have found a true heaven. They can engage in all sort of fun outdoor activities, such as cycling, watersports, golf, fishing, off road, horseback riding and shooting.
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