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DISCOVER DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY
- Occupying the South West corner of Scotland, stretching from the English Border at Gretna Green to magnificent cliffs of Scotland’s most
southerly point in the west, Dumfries and Galloway captivates visitors with a dazzling array of dramatic seascapes combined with warm
Scottish hospitality. Encompassing over 200 miles of coastline, this stunningly beautiful region is home to a variety of landscapes and
ecosystems from gently undulating hills, desolate moors and mountains to salmon fishing rivers, all merging harmoniously with each other.
In the interior of Dumfries and Galloway, why not take time to discover the beauty and essence of Galloway Forest Park, renowned as Britain’s largest with more than 300 square miles of pristine fresh water lochs such as Loch Ken, lonesome valleys and moorland and the verdant expans of Galloway Forest which climbs to the higher altitudes of the imposing backdrop of the Galloway Mountains. As a popular vacation spot, The Gallowway Forest Park has a rich diversity of flora and fauna to be explored ranging from birds of prey to Red Deer and Wild Goats, all within easy reach from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Northern England.
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Interspersed around Dumfries and Galloway’s awe-inspiring littoral are swathes of rocky outcrops and stunning expanses of golden sands offering a peaceful retreat for relaxation, walking and breathing the fresh marine air. A visit to Scotland’s most southerly point south of Portpatrick, you can catch a glimpse of Ireland, The Isle of Man and England as you look outwards to the horizon – a remarkable vista and photographic opportunity during sunset. The 200 mile coast line is a Mecca for Fishermen and Sea Angling enthusiasts who can enjoy a host of excursions and shore fishing, from Luce Bay to the mouth of the River Annan and Nith – both offering excellent salmon fishing upstream.
Dumfries and Galloway provides a fun-packed range of activities for the adventurous and sports-minded due to its unspoilt natural environment carved with fresh water lochs. Loch Ken at the edge of Galloway Forest Park has an excellent provision of water sports centres where canoes and windsurfs are available for hire. Equally, the major towns of Dumfies, Annan and Stranraer offer a multitude of leisure acitivies and attractions from swimming pools to vibrant pubs and art galleries, making those destinations an ideal base for relaxing break in Scotland’s majestic South West.