Whether you’re looking for world-renowned golfing, exhilarating outdoor activities, or simply a clear view of the enchanting night’s sky, you’ll find it in Dumfries & Galloway. This spectacular corner of Scotland boasts windswept beauty spots and ancient heritage sites, peppered with a collection of welcoming towns and villages which promise a relaxed and stimulating getaway.
Book a hotel in Dumfries and Galloway with Coast & Country Hotels, and you’ll be in the heart of the action. Our hotels offer unique stays, marrying comfortable features with a rich heritage that reflects the history of the region. The Portpatrick Hotel is one such example, its location on the bracing coast of Galloway offering access to the majestic Galloway Forest Park and beautiful port of Loch Ryan.
For budding adventurers, explorers and thrill-seekers, the Galloway Forest Park is a 40-minute drive inland. On the shores of Loch Ken, deep in the forested wilderness of Red Deer Range, is the Galloway Activity Centre. Here, all ages can enjoy a range of activities, from sailing and kayaking to rock climbing, archery, and outdoor laser quest. Walk the trails, spot the local wildlife, and enjoy breath-taking views of the distant lochs and mountains of Galloway beyond. This is your chance to switch off, enjoy uninterrupted time with the kids, and rediscover your love for the great outdoors.
After all the adventuring you deserve a treat, so head 10 miles south to Cream O’Galloway, where you’ll enjoy a tempting range of award-winning ice creams.
If you fancy delving into Scotland’s history and unearthing the past of one of the country’s proudest sons, Robert Burns, follow the Burns Heritage Trail. Burns was ever inspired by the south-east coast of Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway is home to many of his favourite haunts. Visit the grave of this distinguished Scot at the Dumfries and Ellisland Farm, reputedly the place where the poet wrote Auld Lang Syne, before visiting Dalton Pottery, where you can pick up a souvenir for loved ones back home.