Things to do in South West Scotland


Exploring South West Scotland unveils a landscape of rugged beauty and rich heritage. Begin your journey in Dumfries, birthplace of renowned poet Robert Burns, and visit his former home, Burns Cottage. Journey to the stunning Galloway Forest Park, where dark skies offer stellar stargazing opportunities.

Discover the dramatic ruins of Sweetheart Abbey and the imposing Threave Castle, surrounded by scenic landscapes. Nature enthusiasts will relish the chance to explore the enchanting Solway Coast, with its sandy beaches and birdwatching havens. Don't miss the picturesque village of Portpatrick, known for its charming harbor and stunning coastal walks, offering a true taste of Scotland's southwest.

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Activity
From £85

Forrest Estate Experiences

Clay pigeon shooting, trout fishing, rifle shooting and Simulated game shooting on a stunning 11,000 acre private estate.

Attraction
Free

Crook of Baldoon

A coastal reserve of 196 hectares lying within Wigtown Bay. Since buying the reserve, the RSPB has restored farmland and a willow crop to wet grassland.

Activity
From £9

The Green Frog

Garden Centre, Fishing, Soft Play, Cafe, Gift Shop, Caravan Site and more.

Old Bridge House Museum
Attraction
Free

Old Bridge House Museum

See Victorian life in Old Bridge House from the 1600s. Explore the kitchen, nursery and bedroom. Pay a visit to the early dentist surgery!

Logan House Garden
Attraction
Adults £4

Logan House Garden

A Victorian woodland garden with flawless green lawns, winding trails and an impressive row of monkey puzzle trees.

Attraction
Adults from £6

Drumlanrig Castle

Get lost in history and soak up culture.. adventure awaits at Drumlanrig Castle.

Attraction
Free

Castle of St John

This medieval tower house was built around 1500 by Ninian Adair of Kilhurst, one of the most powerful Lairds of Wigtownshire.

Attraction
Free

The Stewartry Museum

A growing collection hosting a wealth of objects relating to the area hosted in an old-world charm museum.

Attraction
Adults £7.20

Logan Botanic Garden

Scotland's most exotic garden. A paradise where plant treasures from South and Central America, Southern Africa and Australasia thrive.

Attraction
Adults £6

New Abbey Corn Mill

See this water-powered mill spring to life in the summer months.

Attraction
Adults £6.50

Glenwhan Gardens and Aboretum

Described as one of the most beautiful made gardens in Scotland with sea views across to the Isle of Man, Luce Bay, and the Mull of Galloway.

Attraction
Free

Kirkmadrine Stones

Discover the ancient traces of Christianity in Britain through these remarkable stones that were sculpted 1,500 years ago.