Things to Do in Dumfries and Galloway

Barstobrick holiday lodges are nestled in the heart of Red Kite Country, just minutes from the main route that takes you through Dumfries and Galloway from the M6 to the A75 and Cairnryan, where the ferry crosses to Belfast in Northern Ireland. This main route links you to all the local attractions, activity centres and the many pretty towns, villages and beaches dotted along the Solway Coast and looking out to the Irish sea.

Scotland’s south west has over 200 miles of fabulous coastline, which can be explored through the South West Coastal 300 (SWC300) driving route and the UK’s largest forest park with over 29 square miles to explore in Galloway Forest Park. Designated Dark Skies status ensures a night-time show to catch your breath and with the warmth of the Gulf Stream keeping temperatures higher than other parts of Scotland, the region has a plethora of exotic gardens with a burst of colourful floral displays.

There are quaint towns to while away a few hours shopping and enjoying the many pubs, restaurants and cafes, and keeping on the foodie theme, the region has many food and drink producers with behind-the-scenes tours and tastings. Dumfries and Galloway also boasts a diverse range of activities for all ages and abilities, including hill walking, forest cycling tracks and for the more adventurous, water sports, Segway tours and giant swings.

Find things to do for couples and for families; things to do on a rainy day and lots of outdoor activities for when the sun shines, so get out and enjoy glorious Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland’s most southernly region that’s so close but will make you feel like you're a million miles away.