Spend your break in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The region lies in the west of the Southern Uplands of Scotland and partly borders Cumbria, England.
The area contains numerous green parks, rivers, wildlife reserves and even rare species of wildlife - just find your holiday rental in the Dumfries and Galloway and get ready to explore the characteristic country side. For those looking for an adventure; go mountain biking through the mountainous landscape and water-skiing or wake-boarding on Loch Ken – if that's not enough, the region is also home to the country's largest zip wire. Castle Loch also allows for fresh water sailing. Not only a beautiful natural area with picturesque views, Dumfries and Galloway has a large art and cultural influence, being the birth place of author Robert Burns. The Dumfries and Galloway Art Festival runs annually, usually between May and June, whilst the Wigtown Book Festival also takes place every year. Should you be interested in author Robert Burns' life and influence, pay a visit to his birthplace, the Burns cottage in Alloway and the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries.
Holiday accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway
Along the Solway Firth coastline; fishing, hiking, walking and sailing are all popular activities and on a clear day the Cumbrian coast can be seen from some areas. A Machars Beach on the peninsula is particularly popular, while the Mull of Galloway is Scotland’s most southern point with cliff walks, dolphin and porpoise viewing and a light house. If you don't want any of the family to miss out on the outdoor adventures, why not search for holiday cottages in Dumfries and Galloway with pets allowed? To complete your stay, try the local ice cream in Castle Douglas and the traditional Scottish haggis in Dumfries. Dumfries and Galloway is rich in history and for those who are curious, Caerlaverock Castle, a medieval fortress dating back to the 13th Century, is located just 11km south of Dumfries. In addition, Sweetheart Abbey, at over 700 years old, is still open to the public.
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If you are not ready to end your holiday in Scotland, consider visiting the capital city Edinburgh or travelling up to the Highlands; find holiday homes on the famous Loch Ness and visit the “capital of the Highlands”, Inverness.