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Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway is a region rich in natural beauty, historical attractions and fascinating activities. A varied landscape of hills, moorland, coastline, forest and rivers is just waiting to be explored, as is the Mull of Galloway, the most southerly point of Scotland.

Wildlife enthusiasts will certainly wish to visit such destinations as the Galloway Forest Park, Ken Dee Marshes, WWT Caerlaverock and the coastline of Solway Firth. Animal sanctuaries throughout the region provide opportunities to view a wide variety of plant and animal life. Fishing in Dumfries and Galloway’s lochs, reservoirs and rivers is a popular pastime. Fishermen can expect to find carp, pike, tench, rudd and perch in the waters of the region. The vast coastline also offers many fishing opportunities for sea anglers who are likely to catch cod, tope, bass, conger, Pollack, mackerel and dogfish.

The region of Dumfries and Galloway is filled with history. Many people are drawn to historic attractions such as the Caerlaverock Castle, Cardoness Castle, Corsewall Lighthouse, Glenlair, MacLellan’s Castle, Glenluce Abbey, Threave Castle, Sweethearth Abbey and more. The area is also rich in museums including the Stewartry Museum, Crichton Museum, Aviation Museum, David Coulthard Museum, Creetown Gem Rock Museum, Museum of Lead Mining, the Shambellie House Museum of Costume and a number of others.

Dumfries and Galloway is also an adventurer’s dream with a number of activities and sports including 4×4 trails, quad biking, go-karting, abseiling, sailing, mountain biking, clay pigeon shooting and tons of family fun. Don’t miss the good times, history and natural splendor of Dumfries and Galloway.