Local towns and places of interest

With an array of shops, cafés, hotels and restaurants, Castle Douglas offers a vibrant atmosphere where you can indulge yourself with speciality food. You can also explore the galleries of Kirkcudbright, recognised as the Artists' Town, or delve deep into the bookshops of Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town.

  • Loch Ken Holiday Park

  • Castle Douglas, Food Town

    The vibrancy and appeal of the town lies largely in the draw of the shops and cafés, restaurants and hotels
    http://www.cd-foodtown.org/
  • Kirkcudbright, Artists' Town

    Kirkcudbright has always been supported by a busy fishing trade. Behind the harbour the streets have housed generations of creative artists, a tradition maintained today by a flourishing colony of painters and craftworkers
    http://www.kirkcudbright.town/
  • The Stewartry Museum

    The museum has a collection of remarkable range and quality, reflecting the human and natural history of the Stewartry- the eastern half of Galloway. Local and family history information services. Photographic and Archive collections, plus a shop.
    http://www.dumfriesmuseum.demon.co.uk/stewmuse.html
    Kirkcudbright DG64AQ
  • Dalbeattie

    Dalbeattie has much to offer by way of interesting and diverse opportunities, and with its beautiful rural and coastal scenery
    http://www.visitsouthwestscotland.com/attractions/
  • Dalbeattie Museum

    The museum tells the heritage of the granite town and her links with the Titanic
    http://www.dalbeattiemuseum.co.uk/
    Dalbeattie, DG5 4BS
  • Gatehouse of Fleet

    Gatehouse caters for a wide range of interests. The area is steeped in history and supports many interesting species of wildlife. There are opportunities for a variety of sporting activities, including golf, sailing, mountain biking and fishing
    http://www.visitsouthwestscotland.com/attractions/
  • The Mill on the Fleet

    The Mill on the Fleet was built in 1788 as a cotton spinning mill and restored as a visitor and exhibition centre and also hosts a bookshop, a café and a shop.
    http://www.millonthefleet.co.uk/
    Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas DG7 2HS
  • Wigtown, Book Town

    Wigtown was officially designated as Scotland's National Book Town in 1998 and is now home to over 20 book-related businesses. A book lovers haven - and with over quarter of a million books to choose from, old and new.
    http://www.wigtown-booktown.co.uk/
  • Newton Stewart

    A great base for walkers and mountain bikers to explore the nearby Galloway Forest; the UK's first Dark Sky Park and one of the world's best spots for star-gazing.
    http://www.newtonstewart.org/
  • The Raiders Road Forest Drive

    Ten miles of two way forest road winding along the banks of the Black Water of Dee between the Bennan and Clatteringshaws
    http://www.gallowayforestpark.com/item-9-raiders-road
    Clatteringshaws, New Galloway DG7
  • Auchencairn, The home of the Wickerman Festival

    Often overlooked by visitors to Scotland in favour of the Highlands and Islands, the area has been described as 'Scotland in miniature' and has a great deal to offer walkers, cyclists, wildlife enthusiasts or those who just want to relax on a beach.
    http://www.auchencairn.org.uk/
  • Glenkiln Sculptures

    There are 6 sculptures by Henry Moore, Sir Jacob Epstein and Auguste Rodin imaginatively sited in this beautiful glen

    Shawhead, DG2
  • Robert Burns House

    It was in this simple sandstone house in a quiet Dumfries street that Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, spent the last years of his brilliant life. The house gives us a picture of how the poet and his family lived in the late eighteenth century. It is now a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts from around the world.
    http://www.burnsmuseum.org.uk/
    Dumfries DG1 2PS
  • Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

    A treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway telling the story of the land and people of the region. Look out for fossil footprints left by prehistoric animals, the wildlife of the Solway, tools and weapons of our earliest people, stone carvings by Scotland's first Christians and the everyday things of the Victorian farm, workshop and home
    http://www.dumfriesmuseum.demon.co.uk/dumfmuse.html
    Dumfries, Scotland, DG2 7SW
  • New Abbey Cornmill

    The fully restored water-powered New Abbey Cornmill offers visitors a wonderful insight into Scottish rural life in years gone by.
    https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/new-abbey-cornmill-p253701
    New Abbey, Dumfries & Galloway, DG2 8BX