Dumfries and Galloway is a large county found on the West Coast of Scotland, just North of England’s Lake District. Perhaps best known for Gretna Green which has become renowned for runaway weddings, Dumfries and Galloway is also home to lush green forests, beautiful sandy shores and great historic spots that take you back to times gone by.
There are a number of great towns in Dumfries and Galloway from beautiful coastal villages to the highest village in Britain. There are also many forest and country parks as well as superb scenic areas that are perfect for outdoor pursuits. Dumfries and Galloway has a wonderful romantic history with the world famous Old Blacksmiths shop at Gretna Green where you can hear about the couple who ran away to tie the knot in this beautiful county.
When it comes to good places to visit whilst on a luxury cottage break, in Dumfries and Galloway you will not be short of choices. Places recommended for a day trip include Cardoness Castle, the Stewartry Museum, Sweetheart Abbey, Threave Castle and Torhouse Stone Circle. For some family fun on your holiday why not visit Agnew Park, Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park or Hidden Treasures- The Museum of Mining? If you get bored of sightseeing or feel the need to burn some energy you can also enjoy activities such as golfing, horse riding, mountain biking, walking, fishing and of course there are plenty of activity companies willing to help you have the most fun all in one day. The more adventurous may want to have a go at zorbing, clay pigeon shooting, mountain boarding, archery or even off-road jeep driving.
Whether you opt for a romantic luxury cottage in Dumfries and Galloway or a family cottage, have a fantastic time in this part of Scotland.