Dumfries and Galloway, Travel Britain
Escape to another world right on your doorstep.
Being able to enjoy the natural landscape is one of the things people like most about Dumfries & Galloway. The region encapsulates all that is best about Scotland; acres of sky, miles of rugged coastline, sandy beaches, mysterious forests, rolling hills, tranquil lochs, room to breathe and, of course, the fresh natural produce that grows out of the land itself. The sheer variety of landscapes in Dumfries & Galloway means there’s always more to discover, see and do at any time of the year.
This is a land rich in history and culture, from ancient standing stones over four millennia old, to the working artists studios of today. The landscape has proved inspiring for generations of poets and artists such as Robert Burns and Hornel, capturing the essence of Dumfries & Galloway in their words and images.
Enjoying the outdoors is easy in Dumfries & Galloway. Relax alongside meandering rivers, perfect for fishing or watersports, play over 30 golf courses across the region, discover the spectacular variety of gardens or experience the miles and miles of walking and cycling routes. Dumfries & Galloway is the home of cycling and travelling through spectacular scenery the cycling routes encourage you to take life at a slower pace and to spend time discovering the welcoming towns and villages scattered throughout the region. Walking helps you get even closer to nature and waymarked forest routes offer an excellent opportunity to go wildlife spotting with deer, red squirrels, wild goats and even golden eagles finding sanctuary in places such as Galloway Forest Park, the UK’s largest forest park.
Above all, Dumfries & Galloway is the natural place to get away from it all and savour the good things in life, relax, find your inspiration and experience a different world.