Things to do, Places to visit

The rolling hills and verdant valleys of Dumfries & Galloway house some of South Scotland's finest attractions and with plenty to do for kids the area is a popular visitor destination.

Things to Do

Castle Douglas

Affectionately known as the Food Town, Castle Douglas has a wealth of independent shops offering plenty of local produce.

Places to Visit

Threave Castle

Archibald the Grim’s massive tower house, built in 1369 as a stronghold for the Black Douglases, stands 30m tall .

Warmed by the Gulf Stream

This is the mildest part of Scotland and this anomaly has enabled many famous gardens to flourish.

Places to Visit

Threave Gardens

Threave gardens include a working walled garden, a rock garden, several ponds and water features

Things to Do


With saliing, canoeing, paddle boarding, as well as mountain biking and other land based activities there's plenty to do for young and old.