The South West Coastal 300 offers a true breath of fresh air, taking in miles of beautiful coastline along quiet country roads, with hidden gems and stunning scenery along every curve of the tarmac. Sheltered sandy bays, rocky stretches and charming coastal towns can all be found on this road trip.
The circular route follows roads along the coast of Dumfries & Galloway and into southern Ayrshire, an area which takes in part of a UNESCO Biosphere - Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere - and one of Scotland’s forest parks – the Galloway Forest Park. It’s the perfect way to discover the unique character of the south west of Scotland, with many places to stop and uncover fascinating heritage, stunning natural beauty and unique experiences.
Explore incredible, ancient history dating back to the late 13th century.
Enjoy special artworks and displays in Kirkcudbright’s historic town hall.
Learn all about the priory and the pilgrims who travelled here to honour St Ninian.
Climb the 115 steps of Scotland’s most southerly lighthouse for incredible views out to sea.
Uncover the marvellous collection of unusual, beautiful and exotic plants that the family will love.
One of the most majestic and beautiful castles in Scotland surrounded by beaches, woods and trails.
Visit to use the observatory’s high-powered telescope for a magnified view of the stars, planets and the Milky Way.
Explore this striking new land art that transformed a former coal mine into an incredible outdoor attraction.
One of the UK’s highest waterfalls, come along to see how this landmark got its unusual name.
Visit this restored Georgian house and garden and discover how it inspired one of the most treasured children’s stories.