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Find out about Dumfries & Galloway and discover an inspiring region filled with unspoiled natural beauty, contrasting landscapes and a mesmerising history.

There is an abundance of rare wildlife to find in Dumfries & Galloway’s lush green forests and sandy shores, and some of the clearest skies in Europe to gaze at when the day comes to a close.

With so much inspiration around, from the colourful history and the stunning landscapes, it’s not surprising that the region boasts a thriving arts and culture scene. Once the home of Robert Burns, today the region continues to inspire many artists and craftsmen, who make the most of their surroundings when creating their pieces.

When visiting the towns and villages you can sample the region's quality food and drink and learn about days gone by. Find the highest village in Britain, the marriage capital of the UK and towns dedicated to art, literature and food

Find out more about Dumfries & Galloway and start planning your holiday to this charming region today.

  • A couple look at Bruce's Stone above Loch Trool in the Galloway Forest Park
    Bruce's Stone above Loch Trool in the Galloway Forest Park
  • Looking across a sandy beach at Killantringan Bay
    Killantringan Bay, north west of Portpatrick
  • The River Nith, Dumfries
    The River Nith, Dumfries
  • Two walkers take in the view across Loch Ken towards the Galloway Forest Park in Dumfries & Galloway.
    Two walkers in Galloway Forest Park
  • Looking over to the ruins of Sweetheart Abbey in New Abbey
    The ruins of Sweetheart Abbey in New Abbey
A couple look at Bruce's Stone above Loch Trool in the Galloway Forest Park

History

Explore the history of Dumfries & Galloway in museums and former homes to hear of romance, triumph, beginnings and ends.

Looking out over Dumfries & Galloway from the Jubilee Path between Rockcliffe and Kippford

Nature and geography

Discover the nature and geography of Dumfries & Galloway, where natural beauty thrives from the sandy shores to the high peaks.

Looking across a sandy beach at Killantringan Bay

Solway Coast

With 200 miles of magnificent coastline to explore, there is plenty of things to see and do and explore.

Looking over to a swan in flight at Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve

Wildlife

Discover the fascinating wildlife inhabiting the beautiful landscapes of Dumfries & Galloway.

Looking along the main street of Dumfries and Galloway's Food Town, Castle Douglas.

Food and drink

Sample delicious food and drink in Dumfries & Galloway and discover regional flavours and the best restaurants, bars and pubs.

The sun shines through one of Andy Goldsworthy's Striding Arches on Bail Hill

Arts and culture

Explore Dumfries & Galloway and find out exactly why this region has inspired so many artists, writers and craftspeople.

The River Nith, Dumfries

Area overview

Discover the history and beauty of Dumfries & Galloway and you’ll find lush green forests and sandy shores which have inspired great men and women. Discover coastal communities, the highest village in Britain and towns dedicated to food, books and art.

Sweetheart Abbey, New Galloway

Itineraries

Use these Dumfries & Galloway itineraries for ideas and inspiration to help plan your holiday to this wonderful part of Scotland.

Looking along the main street of Dumfries and Galloway's Food Town, Castle Douglas.

Travel

Dumfries & Galloway is conveniently accessible from many areas in the UK, by bus, rail, plane and ferry. Once you arrive, there are great local connections to continue your journey around the region.