Head up to Scotland and cross the border in the west and you'll be greeted by glorious green countryside, rolling hills and friendly towns. Welcome to Dumfries & Galloway.

The views

The first thing you'll notice about Dumfries & Galloway is just how beautiful this lowland part of Scotland is. From the rocky and sandy coast looking out for miles across the sea, to the lush green inland forests and hills, it's simply amazing. And it's not just us that think so - writers such as Robert Burns, artists and many more have been inspired by these lands.


As much as the people love their landscape, the animals love it too. From the red squirrels and the red deer in the forests to the ospreys and red kites in the sky, there's plenty for you to see and photograph - if you're quick!


Want the rush of flying through the trees on a mountain bike? Or why not splash about on the water windsurfing and yachting? There are lots of activities in Dumfries & Galloway to choose from, and you don't have to go mad - you can just go for a gentle walk or cycle. Or, take to one of the country's longest zip wires? Go on. We dare you.

Travel in Dumfries & Galloway

Getting here

Dumfries & Galloway is really easy to get to - fly into Glasgow or Prestwick, just a short distance away - or take the ferry over from Ireland in just a couple of hours. Drive along the main motorways from England and across Scotland, or take a train or coach and sit back and enjoy the journey.

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Getting around

There's a local bus service or trains between Gretna Green through Annan, Dumfries, Sanquhar and Kirkconnell, or to Stranraer from Glasgow. Or you can bring or hire a car and set your own pace.

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