The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

Caerlaverock Cottages - Bankswood Cottage ref: 31292

Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£347-£1055

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4 star rating
Caerlaverock Cottages - Bankswood Cottage
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Perfectly situated to explore this wonderful area by car, bike or on foot, and the Mabie Forest mountain bike tracks are close by.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Glen View ref: UYW

Dunscore, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£1229

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4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bengairn ref: W2076

Colvend, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£296-£931

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4 star rating
Delightful log cabin with patio doors onto terrace, ideal for al fresco dining, golfers will love the adjacent golf course.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Glenrowan Bothy ref: W41520

Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway

£261-£485

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4 star rating
This romantic retreat for a couple is situated in the beautiful hills between Galloway Forest Park and the Southern Uplands.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Drumwall - Jack’s Hideaway ref: UK5530

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£410-£669

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With a private hot tub, this pod-style accommodation is perfect for a couple to enjoy a break away in a rural location.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Craigcaffie Tower ref: UKC1216

Innermessan, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£558-£1546

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4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bainloch Lodge ref: UK5184

Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£386-£979

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4 star rating
Relax on the verandah of this lovely Scandinavian lodge and watch the squirrels, or stroll down to the beach for rock pooling.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Acorn Croft ref: S4599

Near Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway

£487-£985

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3 star rating
Spacious detached house with enclosed garden, close to sandy beaches and sea fishing available.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Balcary Mews Cottage ref: CC537190

Auchencairn, Dumfries & Galloway

£454-£792

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4 star rating
A rural cottage just 50 metres from Balcary Bay with both sea and countryside views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Woodsedge ref: CC537231

Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£319-£754

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3 star rating
This wheelchair accessible holiday property is close to many attractions, including Threave Gardens (NT) and many castles and historical sites.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Seaview ref: 29024

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£1150

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4 star rating
This stunning property, with unparalleled views over the sea and harbour, is perfectly located to explore the beauty of southern Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Innisfree Cottage ref: UK5301

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£409-£759

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4 star rating
Enjoy wonderful sea views from this delightful cottage nestled in a picturesque and unspoilt village.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Glenbank ref: 27466

Moniaive, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£263-£813

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4 star rating
An ideal retreat for walkers and cyclists, or the River Cairn is close by for salmon and trout fishing.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Winloma ref: W42534

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£347-£815

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4 star rating
This semi-detached cottage is situated just yards from the sea with stunning views, ideal for exploring the breathtaking scenery.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Clarksburn ref: W4250

Monreith, near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£371-£898

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3 star rating
A single-storey family holiday property with a sunny conservatory in a great location for discovering south west Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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