If you thought that Dumfries and Galloway was just somewhere that you zoom past on the motorway if you’re heading south from Scotland to the Lake District, or north from England to the Highlands, it’s time to think again.
Scotland’s most southerly – and warmest - region is alive with things to see and do. It’s a glorious escape for a holiday, whether you are travelling solo, in a couple, part of a family or with friends.
1. Discover Castles and Abbeys - Love History? You’ve come to the right place in Dumfries and Galloway. Caerlaverock Castle is a joy, the UK’s only triangular castle, the sort of place I just keep wandering around peering over the moat trying to make sense of it. Threave Castle meanwhile is the stuff of fairy-tales tucked on its own island in the River Dee. Sweetheart Abbey may just be Scotland’s most romantic, built by Lady Devorgilla as a testament to her love for her late husband. Dundrennan is another spectacular abbey built in the 12th century in Romanesque style. At Glenluce Abbey learn about four centuries of monastic life.