Threave Castle is a castle with a difference - access to it is by the custodian rowing you across the moat! For adrenalin seekers wanting something different, Laggan Outdoors offers mountain balling and has the UK’s longest zip wire! Whatever the time of the year there is always something on offer from a host of artistic activities and music of all genres to Kirkcudbright’s Art programme and the summer festivities with a spectacular Tattoo as a finale. There is space and solitude in abundance here and the hill walking is superb and surprisingly devoid of people and often you can have the summits to yourself! A rare treat! For wildlife the area is unbeatable, whether for seeing the wildlife within their natural habitat or visiting Kirkcudbright’s Wildlife Conservation Park, or the red deer range on the Queen’s Way, where you can watch the deer being fed. The red kite feeding station at Laurieston is recommended. We have over two hundred miles of stunning coastline and where better to cook freshly caught fish than a barbecue on a sandy beach. The nearby Loch Ken is not just a paradise for fishermen but also offers a sailing and water skiing centre which is ideal for all the family. The magnificent Drumlanrig Castle is a must. This former Douglas stronghold and now the home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, is set in 90,000 acres of spectacular grounds.