Southerness Golf Club

Designed by McKenzie Ross this renowned Championship course is Dumfries & Galloway’s flagship links course, enjoying an idyllic location with panoramic views of …

Grey Mare’s Tail

One of Scotland’s favourite waterfalls takes a spectacular 60m plunge into the valley below See one of the UK’s highest waterfalls plunging 60m from Loch Skeen. Enjoy a range of walks with breathtaking views. Spot the effects of glacial erosion on the landscape. Keep an eye out for ospreys, ring ouzels, feral goats or nesting …

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Threave Gardens

A garden for all seasons and a haven for wildlife, with an osprey platform and bat reserve Visit the only Scottish garden dedicated to the training of horticulturists, home of the School of Heritage Gardening since 1960. Discover the unique garden design, where each ‘garden room’ showcases a different gardening style and planting scheme. Enjoy …

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Mabie Farm Park

Nestled beneath the magnificent Mabie Forest with views over the Solway Firth, Mabie Farm Park is original farm fun that’s delightful for all ages in all types of weather! Just outside Dumfries in Southern Scotland, Mabie Farm Park captures the essence and feel of an original working farm, yet has a variety of both indoor …

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The Raiders Road Forest Drive

One of two forest drives in Galloway Forest Park, this drive is an easy way to see more of the Park’s woods and wildlife without having to walk too far. It’s a 10 mile two-way forest drive, which is open to vehicles between April and October and for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders year-round. There is …

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Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle

If you like delving deep into history, soaking up the finest culture, exploring beautiful countryside – or adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking – you’ll love a day at Drumlanrig Castle. From activities for kids to salmon fishing, you’ll find a raft of activity awaiting you. The Castle has 120 rooms, 17 turrets and four towers and from …

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Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve


A visual melting pot of swirling blues and greys, the mudflats and saltmarsh of Caerlaverock provide a winter feast for birds like barnacle geese, bar tailed godwit and knot.