" .... just a small way up the coast you can have a wonderful cliff top walk and then have lunch overlooking a lovely harbour... "
To Do and See
The Mull of Galloway is Scotland's most southerly point where you can see Puffins nesting in the cliffs. And take adventurous cliff hugging walks around the peninsula
This area of Scotland is beautiful, the climate is warmed by the Gulf Stream and everybody has the air of being relaxed and friendly. All the beauties of the area, the high granite mountains of the Galloway Hills, the Galloway Forest Park (which is the UK’s largest forest park), the Solway coast and the tranquil freshwater lochs are all easily accessible.
No queues in Galloway !
Dumfries and Galloway can be enjoyed either on foot, by bicycle or by car, there are some lovely walks around the varied coastline and when the tide is out you can walk across the sandy dunes. If you drive you will enjoy the ambling by-ways and quiet back roads. You will be surprised at the lack of queues and traffic jams!
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the area enjoys a mild climate and has all year round attractions. There are over 30 Gardens to visit. Within 5 miles, you will find Logan Botanic Garden & salad bar tearoom, Logan House Gardens, Ardwall Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens (Lochinch Castle - Home of the Earl of Stair) and Glenwhan Gardens.
Where are the crowds ?
Is there a place as beautiful as the Cotswolds? as stunning as the Lake District? as remote as the Hebrides? as wild as the Cornish Coast?
It's all here in Dumfries and Galloway except one thing - the crowds !
Fine Eating Out
There are some wonderful restaurants and hotels that offer quality dining. As this is a coastal region a lot of the best local dishes are made of the fresh fish caught locally.
Although you could spend the entire holiday going absolutely nowhere. There are activities such as horse trekking, sea trips to see seals and dolphins, and a selection of great beaches and rocky coves. You can feed the fish and octopuses in Port Logan fish pond
Art in Dumfries & Galloway
This region is renowned for its art and artists, and you may just come across magnificent works as you are out and about. The 'Spring Fing' opens over 50 artist studios to the public but art is part of our culture and will not be far away. Kirkcudbright is famous for the 'Scottish Colourists'. You can even find a Henry Moore or a Goldsworthy on a walk
Helensdale is located at the west of Dumfries and Galloway and as it has many quiet roads for cycling, however if you need to get your blood pumping, there are the 7 Stanes. Scotland premier mountain biking routes. Each route has 3 versions for the easy, medium and hard rides. Your bikes will be safe in our garage at the side.
Castles and History
Dunskey Castle is one of the fine ancient buildings in this area of South West Scotland, there is a fantastic walk along the cliffs from this Castle into the bustling harbour of Portpatrick where you can have a fantastic meal in one of the pubs overlooking the harbour. A little closer is the lighthouse at the mull of Galloway which is open to the public in peak season.
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