Things to see & do
Explore Dumfries & Galloway
Visit mysterious castles and fascinating museums one day and enjoy mountain biking through forests the next. Dumfries & Galloway has so much to offer from art galleries, nature reserves and glorious gardens to Scotland’s National book town, in Wigtown.
Buzzing with energy, Dumfries & Galloway has a great mix of events and festivals every month of the year. Explore local culture and traditions and enjoy great days out whatever your passion, be it walking, wildlife, jazz or classic cars.
Scotland’s landscapes and wildlife proved so inspirational to the creators of Disney•Pixar’s Brave. Explore Dumfries & Galloway and discover historic castles, forest parks, 200 miles of coastline and wildlife just like in the movie.
Sample delectable local flavours, meet the stallholders at farmers’ markets and enjoy foodie events in Dumfries & Galloway. From distinctive cheeses to indulgent ice cream, you will be spoilt for choice and you can visit the region's Food Town.
Dumfries & Galloway's wildlife is wonderful from red squirrels to rutting stags, beautiful butterflies to wild geese, nesting ospreys to natterjack toads.
Explore Dumfries & Galloway’s glorious gardens and find pristine plant displays, exotic varieties, historic horticulture and some Champion Scottish trees.
Embrace your creative side in the Artists’ Town, visit intriguing museums, spot spectacular wildlife or enjoy some fresh air with a spot of fishing as you enjoy Dumfries & Galloway’s amazing attractions.
With so much inspiration around, from the colourful history and the stunning landscapes, it’s not surprising to learn that Dumfries & Galloway is home to so many artists and craftsmen, who make the most of their surroundings when creating their pieces.
Have fantastic family days out in Dumfries & Galloway with a visit to fun farm parks, fascinating museums and thrilling activity centres or take a brilliant bike ride through the beautiful countryside.
From walking to kayaking, from finding the green to hurtling down hills, there's so much to do in Dumfries & Galloway's outdoor playground, so tee off, saddle up or get your motor running - just get out there, get active and enjoy.
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Enjoy a day in Galloway Forest Park
Join a walking festival
Choose from three excellent golf trails
Pedal along to cycling history
Explore grand castles of Dumfries & Galloway
Explore man-made and natural wonders
Explore acclaimed gardens and nurseries
Discover fascinating museums
Visit all four National Nature Reserves
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