The southernmost region of Scotland is one of the country’s most idyllic, with rolling green hills, ruined castles and abbeys, as well as the UK’s largest wooded park, Galloway Forest Park. With such stunning scenery it’s no wonder famed artists and writers such as E.A. Hornel, and Scotland’s most cherished man of letters, Robert Burns, called this region home.
Visitors to Dumfries and Galloway will be amazed by the ever-present history and natural splendors, which include ruins, monuments, and cultural centres such as Sweetheart Abbey, Caerlaverok Castle, the Robert Burns Centre, Broughton House, and much more.
Visit the Castle Kennedy Gardens in Stranraer
For those after a wonderful family experience, a visit to the Castle Kennedy Gardens is a must, where you’ll discover 75 acres of woodland, gardens, and ponds, all located next to the majestic waters of the Black and White Lochs. With a mixture of colourful flowerbeds featuring exotic plants, champion trees, and the ruins of the 16th century Castle Kennedy rising amidst all the splendour, you’ll find it hard not to feel swept away to another time.
For those looking to book nearby accommodations, Stranraer is home to a number of hotels, B&Bs, and guesthouses, which you can easily book using the Expedia search tool.