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.

Woodend

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Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£555-£1075

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Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£555-£1075

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Military Drive - 4 Military Drive

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Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£995-£2329

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Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£995-£2329

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 2

Airyhemming Farm

4 star rating

Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£1145-£2765

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Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£1145-£2765

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

River View

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Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£539-£1055

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Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£539-£1055

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Harbourside Apartments - Habourside Apartment Two

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Portpatrick, near Stranraer , Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£460-£880

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Portpatrick, near Stranraer , Dumfries & Galloway

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£460-£880

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Loft

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Dumbretton Farm, Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£349-£585

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Dumbretton Farm, Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£349-£585

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

The Garden Studio

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Moniaive, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 2

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£0-£0

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Moniaive, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

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Culquhasen

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Newton Stewart, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£629-£1885

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Newton Stewart, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£629-£1885

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Hangingshaw Farm Cottages - Partridge House

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Hangingshaw, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£459-£1265

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Hangingshaw, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£459-£1265

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

The Dairy House

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Kirkcolm near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
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£429-£809

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Kirkcolm near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£429-£809

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Campdouglas Cottage

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Glenlochar, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£445-£1075

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Glenlochar, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£445-£1075

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Alpine Lodge

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Kippford, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£0-£0

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Kippford, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Devon Hill

4 star rating

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£559-£1075

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Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£559-£1075

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

3 Old Posting Stables

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Gatehouse of Fleet, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£405-£955

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Gatehouse of Fleet, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£405-£955

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Grobdale of Girthon - The Dairy

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Near Laurieston, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£515-£2119

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Near Laurieston, Dumfries & Galloway

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£515-£2119

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2