In Dumfries and Galloway, visitors will discover a vast array of scenic natural wonders, historical sites, and thrilling activities, all within a short drive of the their local hotel, B&B, or guesthouse. The stunning natural landscape includes areas such as the Solway Coast, the Galloway Forest Park (the country’s largest forested park), and rolling green hills of countryside, all of which are perfect for walkers or bikers looking to enjoy the fresh air.
Don’t be surprised if you also discover some of the region’s many historical sites throughout your explorations, as Dumfries and Galloway are home to a number of castles, abbeys, and cultural centres, including Castle Kennedy Gardens, the Robert Burns Centre, and Sweetheart Abbey.
Visit the Castle of St. John in Stranraer
Take a trip to Stranraer, whose ferry port is situated at the head of Loch Ryan and is a departure point for Ireland, which lies just a short trip across the Irish Sea. In this town, which is full of quaint shops and restaurants, you’ll discover the Castle of St. John, a four story tower built at the turn of the 16th century and sitting on a green in the centre of the settlement.