Self-catering accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway
Situated on the Scottish border with England and overlooking the deep, flowing tidal waters of the Solway Firth, Dumfries and Galloway is an exciting destination with lots going on. Forming the western area of the Southern Uplands, the region is comprised of the historic counties of Dumfriesshire and the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright together with Wigtownshire, which are collectively known as Galloway. Popular for its sandy beaches and dense forests, it’s well-loved by mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Galloway Forest Park is diversely populated by wildlife, including endangered red squirrels, cute pine martens and bounding red deer. View the verdant landscapes from the top of a disused windmill, explore the depths of an old lead mine and visit the house made famous by Robert Burns in Ayr, a few miles outside the region. Venture out to the regional villages and towns of Moffat, Castle Douglas, Newton Stuart and the beautiful Rascarrel Bay.
The world-famous Gretna Green is in Dumfries and Galloway, well-known in years gone by as the place were young couples used to elope for secret marriages. It’s still a fun place for a photo opportunity for newly-weds visiting Scotland. The coast enjoys views to the south of the mountain and hill peaks of the Lake District. Enjoy a break in a Dumfries and Galloway log cabin with a hot tub and a wood burner or a lodge set right at by the shore of a loch. Pick out a sublime holiday cottage in Dumfries and Galloways for a tranquil break north of the border.
For more inspiration on where to go and what to see in this amazing region check out our guide to the Scottish Borders today.