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Dumfries & Galloway

Trek naar Schotland en steek de grens over in het westen en je ziet meteen weelderig groen platteland, glooiende heuvels en gastvrije dorpjes. Welkom in Dumfries & Galloway.

De uitzichten

Bij een bezoek aan Dumfries & Galloway valt meteen op hoe mooi dit laaggelegen deel van Schotland is. Van de rots- en zandkust die mijlenver over de zee uitkijkt, tot het weelderig groene binnenland met bossen en heuvels, het is gewoonweg indrukwekkend. En wij zijn niet de enigen die er zo over denken – schrijvers zoals Robert Burns, kunstenaars en vele anderen lieten zich inspireren door deze laaglanden.

Fauna

De dieren houden net zoals de mensen van hun mooie landschap. Van de rode eekhoorns en de edelherten in de bossen tot de visarenden en rode wouwen in de lucht, er valt veel te zien en fotograferen – als u snel bent!

Activiteiten

Zin in een zoevende mountainbiketocht door de bossen? Of heerlijk windsurfen en zeilen op het water? Dumfries & Galloway heeft veel activiteiten te bieden en u hoeft niet helemaal uit de bol te gaan – een rustige wandeling of fietstocht behoort ook tot de mogelijkheden. Of wilt u langs de langste tokkelbaan van het land scheren? Toe dan. Wij dagen u uit.

Terug

Castle Douglas

Towns & Villages
Castle Douglas is an 18th century market town that is also a designated Food Town with lots of local produce.

Dalbeattie

Towns & Villages
Dalbeattie is known as the Granite Town of South West Scotland and sits in the Urr Valley, about 15 miles from Dumfries.

Dumfries

Towns & Villages
Dumfries, ‘the Queen of the South’, is a historic country town, famed for its connection with Scotland's National Bard Robert Burns.

Gatehouse-of-Fleet

Towns & Villages
Gatehouse of Fleet is a village situated near the mouth of the Water of Fleet, ten miles west of Kirkcudbright.

Gretna and Gretna Green

Towns & Villages
Gretna is a planned town built during the First World War while nearby Gretna Green is famous for being the marriage capital of the UK.

Kirkcudbright

Towns & Villages
Kirkcudbright is a harbour town on the Solway coast that has always been popular with artists. Located around 10 miles form Castle Douglas, and only 6 miles from the A75.

Langholm

Towns & Villages
The ‘Muckle Toon’ of Langholm is the birthplace of the legendary poet Hugh McDiarmid and is famous for its annual Common Riding festival.

Lockerbie

Towns & Villages
Lockerbie is the first sizeable town north of the Scottish Border and is on the main road and rail routes between Glasgow and Carlisle.

Moffat

Towns & Villages
Moffat is a historic spa town in the Annandale Valley, 21 miles from Dumfries, and just 3 minutes from the M74.

New Galloway

Towns & Villages
New Galloway is a picturesque village close to Loch Ken and on the edge of Galloway Forest Park.

Newton Stewart

Towns & Villages
Newton Stewart is a small market town on the banks of the River Cree, surrounded by the Galloway hills, around 25 miles from Stranraer.

Portpatrick

Towns & Villages
Portpatrick is a seaside town on the western shore of the Rhins of Galloway peninsula.

Sanquhar

Towns & Villages
Sanquhar is a small market town in the Nith Valley and is surrounded by striking scenery. Located almost directly half way between Ayr and Dumfries on the A76.

Stranraer

Towns & Villages
Stranraer has a long history as a ferry port and the town is situated at the head of Loch Ryan.

Thornhill

Towns & Villages
Thornhill is a village between Dumfries and Sanquhar and its focal point is the Mercat Cross.

Whithorn and the Isle of Whithorn

Towns & Villages
Whithorn has a strong association with St Ninian, who brought Christianity to Scotland, while the nearby Isle of Whithorn is a pretty coastal village.

Wigtown

Towns & Villages
Wigtown is Scotland's National Book Town and is the gateway to the Machars.

Castle Douglas Information Centre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Castle Douglas Information Centre is located on the Market Hill Car Park in King Street. We can offer excellent advice and knowledge of our beautiful area so you can make the most of your stay.

Dumfries Information Centre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Dumfries VIC is situated overlooking the River Nith. We can be found at: 64 Whitesands, Dumfries DG1 2RS

Gretna Information Centre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Gretna VisitScotland Information Centre, on the Scottish-English border at the Gretna Gateway Shopping Outlet Village, is the gateway to Scotland via Dumfries & Galloway. Close by is Gretna Green, famous for runaway marriages.

Kirkcudbright Information Centre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Kirkcudbright Information Centre is located in the Harbour Square car park close to the town centre where our staff are always on hand to give friendly help and advice ensuring you make the most of your time in this lovely part of Scotland.

Stranraer Information Centre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Stranraer Information Centre is located just down from the town centre, only a few minutes from the harbour front where we offer local information and advice for this hidden gem in the South West of Scotland.

Reizen in Dumfries & Galloway

De route er naartoe

Dumfries & Galloway is echt eenvoudig te bereiken – vlieg naar Glasgow of Prestwick, slechts op korte afstand – of neem de veerboot vanuit Ierland in slechts enkele uren. Rijd via de snelwegen vanuit Engeland en door Schotland, of neem een trein of bus en geniet van de reis.

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Vervoer

Er zijn een lokale busdienst of treinen tussen Gretna Green en Annan, Dumfries, Sanquhar en Kirkconnell, of naar Stranraer vanuit Glasgow. Of u kunt met eigen auto rijden of een auto huren en zelf het tempo bepalen.

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