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.

River View

3 star rating

Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£269-£669

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Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£269-£669

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Spoutwells - The Bullpen

5 star rating

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£369-£745

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Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£369-£745

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Mews Lane Cottage

4 star rating

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£495-£695

4 star rating
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£495-£695

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

Tign An Uruisge

4 star rating

Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£405-£875

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Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway

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£405-£875

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

Woodside

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Lochanhead, Beeswing, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£389-£810

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Lochanhead, Beeswing, Dumfries & Galloway

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£389-£810

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

Portamaggie Cottage

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Killantringam, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£689-£1009

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Killantringam, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£689-£1009

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

Horsepark Cottage

4 star rating

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£495-£995

4 star rating
Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£495-£995

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Broomknowe

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Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£0-£1491

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Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

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£0-£1491

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Willow

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£609-£1039

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£609-£1039

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

Beckhead

4 star rating

Kirtlebridge near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£462-£1040

4 star rating
Kirtlebridge near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

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£462-£1040

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Nook

4 star rating

Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£225-£599

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Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£225-£599

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

Up Yonder

5 star rating

Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£595-£1189

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Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

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£595-£1189

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Fairview

4 star rating

Rockcliffe, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£589-£1569

4 star rating
Rockcliffe, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£589-£1569

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

Diamonds Laggan

5 star rating

Parton, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£1045-£1989

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Parton, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£1045-£1989

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Buckle House

4 star rating

Gatehouse of Fleet, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£505-£1025

4 star rating
Gatehouse of Fleet, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£505-£1025

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