EXPLORE SCOTLAND: THE DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY WHERE TO STAY GUIDE
Savour the tranquillity and feel the exhilaration of Dumfries & Galloway, where the hills, forest parks and quiet country roads provide the ideal setting for exploring by foot, bike or car. Delve into its rich history and visit the plentiful museums and visitor centres which detail the varied inventors, poets, pioneers and artists inspired by the landscape, and enjoy a wealth of culture in the art galleries and bookshops. You'll also find some of Britain's most colourful gardens here.
Stargaze at Galloway Forest Park, the UK's first Dark Sky Park awarded due to the thousands of visible stars and natural nocturnal habitat, or take the Solway Coast Heritage Trail through picture perfect villages and sublime vistas. Traverse by mountain bike at any of the five 7stanes award-winning mountain bike centres or spend a thrilling afternoon waterskiing at Loch Ken.
Dumfries & Galloway is also home to an exciting programme of events and festivals taking place throughout the year. Discover more of the region's natural wildlife at Wild Spring, a 2 month long festival, at wildlife locations across the region, or visit over 80 artists' studios at the Spring Fling, Scotland's premier arts and crafts open studio event.
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