Head up to Scotland, cross the border in the west and let everything go as you discover Dumfries & Galloway.

The first thing you'll notice is just how beautiful this part of lowland Scotland is. Explore an undulating coastline of rocky shoreline and sandy beaches, from the expansive Solway Coast to the dramatic Mull of Galloway, Scotland's most southerly point, and the Rhins of Galloway. Inland, there are acres of forest and green spaces. The Galloway Forest Park is teeming with wildlife, such as majestic red deer and timid red squirrels.

Want the rush of flying through the woodland trails on a mountain bike? Or why not splash about on the water windsurfing and yachting? Or, take to one of the country's longest zip wires? Go on. We dare you. With lots of activities on offer, Dumfries & Galloway is pretty much one big adventure playground, but there are plenty of options for gentle walks or cycles too.

When it comes to culture, Dumfries & Galloway knows how to pack a punch. Each year kicks off with the vibrant Big Burns Supper in January, and the months after are peppered with dedicated celebrations for arts & crafts, performing arts, literature and sport, not to mention some of Scotland's coolest music festivals.