In the Region
Dumfries and Galloway has a huge range of activities and events to make your stay special no matter what time of year you visit.
Within the town, there’s a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafés and museums (including the famous Burns House). For the active visitor, there’s a swimming pool, ice rink and gym; and there’s a lively nightlife with a cinema, pubs, clubs and live music in the town.
Culturally, the region is served by museums such as Dumfries Museum and the Aviation Museum (just ten minutes away); there’s a long history of artists living in the region, celebrated by the annual Spring Fling where studios and galleries open their doors to visitors. There’s sites of historical interest such as Drumlanrig and Caerlaverock, and the Covenanters Trail.
Outdoor lovers have an endless range of options, from fishing (there’s a loch just five minutes walk from the cottage) to mountain biking (the world-renowned 7 Stanes tracks cover the region) to walking in the Lowther hills. There’s also activity centres, horse riding, and dozens of golf courses within easy reach.
To keep your appetite at bay, there’s a range of award-winning restaurants and cafés within easy reach. There’s an ice-cream parlour just outside the town (Drummuir Farm Ice Cream); a brewery at Castle Douglas (Sulwath Brewery) and even a distillery at Annan (Annandale Distillery).
Further afield, Glasgow and Edinburgh are around 90 minutes drive, or just an hour by train – and the Border city of Carlisle is half an hour down the road too.