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Dumfries and Galloway

Visit castles and historic spots to learn more of days gone by

Welcome to Dumfries & Galloway!

The great outdoors holds great sway in Dumfries & Galloway. Some of the darkest skies in Europe are over Scotland, with no light pollution over vast areas – including Galloway Forest Park, which was the very first forested region in the UK to be awarded Dark Sky Park status so check out our blog. During your time here you’ll find lush green forests and sandy shores which have inspired great men and women. Visit the castles and historic spots to learn more of days gone by, while taking in the breathtaking views.

And, with its connections to the beginning of Scottish Christianity, famous poet Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns and great inventors such as Kirkpatrick Macmillan, this region has a fascinating history worth exploring. You can visit castles shrouded in mystery and fascinating museums one day and enjoy mountain biking through forests the next. Dumfries and Galloway has so much to offer from art galleries, nature reserves and glorious gardens to Scotland’s national book town, Wigtown. And at the end of the day, kick back with a vast selection of food, drink and entertainment.

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You'll find our beautiful, printed guides in leading hotels across the UK and Ireland. But you can also read or download the e-book versions: filled with interesting articles, local information, discounts and special offers.

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