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.

The White House

3 star rating

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£445-£1045

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Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£445-£1045

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

Glenhowl Lodge

4 star rating

Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£415-£999

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Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£415-£999

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

Whitecroft - Myrtle Cottage

4 star rating

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£345-£865

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Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£345-£865

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

Lapstone Cottage

3 star rating

Mouswald, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£379-£579

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Mouswald, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£379-£579

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

Rose Cottage

4 star rating

Crocketford, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£555-£1389

4 star rating
Crocketford, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£555-£1389

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Old School

4 star rating

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£439-£839

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Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£439-£839

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

Harbour Row - Jura

3 star rating

Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£305-£839

3 star rating
Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£305-£839

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Rowan Cottage

3 star rating

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£389-£679

3 star rating
Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£389-£679

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

The Cottage

4 star rating

Garlieston, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£429-£1065

4 star rating
Garlieston, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£429-£1065

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Firth Lodge

4 star rating

Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£379-£1009

4 star rating
Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway

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£379-£1009

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Liddle Apartment

4 star rating

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£0-£986

4 star rating
Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£0-£986

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

Olafs Cottage

3 star rating

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£309-£835

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Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

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£309-£835

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

Bridgend Cottage East

3 star rating

Caulkerbush near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£309-£629

3 star rating
Caulkerbush near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£309-£629

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

Gatehouse Lodges - Lodge 2

0 star rating

Gatehouse of Fleet, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£545-£1109

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Gatehouse of Fleet, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£545-£1109

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

The Apartment at Holmpark

3 star rating

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£399-£739

3 star rating
Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

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£399-£739

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