Few can remain unmoved by the unspoilt beauty of this corner of Scotland. Take a walk along the deserted beaches where Robert Burns journeyed on horseback to catch whisky smugglers or stroll through the rugged grandeur of the Galloway Forest Park, 300 square miles of forest, moorland and lochs where you're more likely to see a deer or bird of prey than another human being. Admire the ancient ruined castles and monuments that set the imagination alight with their whispered hints of what life used to be like, or simply snuggle up in front of a huge open fire and enjoy the utter relaxation that being away from it all brings.
But if your preference is to get out rather than chill out, then Dumfries and Galloway also has a fantastic range of places of interest, activities and sports to enjoy. The area is a mecca for golfers, cyclists, walkers, and sea and game anglers. You'll also find some real hidden gems here: a colourful Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the east of the region and Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town in the west, a feast for the eye in Kirkcudbright Artists' Town and a real treat for the tastebuds in nearby Castle Douglas Food Town.
So relax and let the landscape and atmosphere of this magical corner of Scotland work its spell on you.