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Highlights in Dumfries and Galloway
- Mystical starry skies
- Extravagant castles
- Pristine green landscapes
- Adventurous forest trails
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If you're looking for a place to breathe fresh air and connect with nature, the Dumfries and Galloway region provides a backdrop of green spaces, sandy beaches, and enchanting woodlands that will delight you. This tranquil part of lowland Scotland will offer you cosy coastal and meadow holiday rentals that will make your holiday a more enjoyable experience. With a wealth of activities on offer, Dumfries and Galloway is literally an adventure playground and is dotted with performing art, food, literature, and lively music festivals.Splendid holiday rentals with pool, hot tub, and breathtaking views
The pleasant holiday rentals will provide you with luxury amenities such as heated swimming pools, hot tubs, picturesque gardens, and even saunas! In addition, the superb views of the lakes and the sea add an extra special touch to your stay. You can enjoy the silence and tranquillity in a remote cabin in the forest, or the sounds of the waves in an elegant house on the coast. Whatever your tastes and needs, you can be sure that Dumfries and Galloway will meet your requirements.
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With fascinating Victorian gardens and a country park, Drumlanrig Castle on the Queensberry Estate in the heart of the stunning Nithsdale countryside is one of Scotland's most important Renaissance buildings. This 17th-century castle has 120 magnificent rooms housing French furniture, porcelain collections, and exquisite art. As well as visiting the castle, there are numerous walking trails through the magical woodlands of Drumlanrig. The wild landscapes of the estate are home to animals such as otters and red squirrels. Drumlanrig has also been the setting for the Netflix series Outlander.Dumfries and Galloway's darkest sky
Covering some 75,000 hectares, Galloway Forest Park, in southwest Scotland, is the UK's and Europe's first Dark Sky Park. Light pollution is so minimal that it has been listed in the world's darkest places. Within the 300 square miles of the park, so few people live that you can see a night as black as ink with over 7,000 stars and planets. Visibility is usually clear enough to see meteors, constellations, and the Milky Way.
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Surrounded by a tranquil setting and woodland, Mabie offers a unique mountain biking experience with gentle trails, easy tracks, and more challenging trails for more experienced riders such as the Phoenix Trail. The Dark side, away from the main trails, is a black grade trail, so is for experts only. In the heart of Dumfriesshire, you can also find world-class mountain biking and cycling routes for all levels. On the other hand, Ae Forest, north of Dumfries is a popular downhill venue with varied routes and an extreme downhill section for experts.Dumfries and Galloway for nature lovers
With a fascinating variety of species, Castle Kennedy's gardens are a habitat and sanctuary with woodland, lakes, and hundreds of rare and exotic plants. As well as wild birds, foxes, hedgehogs, and otters. The gardens are one of Scotland's many treasures and one of the most romantic and popular in the country. On the other hand, Logan Botanic Gardens, located in the southwest corner of Scotland, is unrivalled as Scotland's most exotic garden. The place is a nature lover's delight and is home to a collection of unusual plants from South and Central America, Southern Africa, and Australasia that gives it a warm tropical ambience.
Dumfries and Galloway is home to Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland. It rises to 467 m above sea level
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Perched on the edge of a 260-foot cliff, the Mull of Galloway lighthouse is Scotland's most southerly point and a must-see attraction on your holiday to the region. Climb the 115 steps of the lighthouse, appreciate the views of Scotland, England, the Isle of Man, and Northern Ireland from the top, and receive a Certificate of Achievement for climbing to the top! After the climb, you can relax in the café at the top of the cliff. Visits to the lighthouse are by guided tour.2. Make your ice cream at Cream o' Galloway!
Cream o' Galloway is a favourite stop for families to spend the day. Try the ice cream and enjoy the delicious flavours. You can choose from over 20 flavours of sorbets and ice creams with sauces, toppings, and wafers. During the summer, learn how to make ice cream and cheese with the help of experts. Create your dream ice cream, invent new flavour combinations and add a liqueur if you wish. This is one of the best places to enjoy and create ice cream in Scotland.3. Enjoy the great outdoors at the Galloway Activity Centre
Set on the beautiful shores of tranquil Loch Ken, Galloway Activity Centre offers a range of land and water-based activities that you'll love. Grab a paddle and kayak the waters, feel the water beneath your feet windsurfing, climb to the top of the climbing tower, practice archery, have a laser gun battle, and experience the variety of inflatables at the Wobby water park. The activity centre has sessions suitable for everyone!4. Rediscover your childhood fantasies at Moat Brae House
Moat Brae House and Garden is the Georgian house where JM Barrie lived in Dumfries and wrote the hit play Peter Pan. Visit the enchanted gardens that inspired Neverland and explore the birthplace of this avant-garde of children's literature. The site is now a national centre for children's literature and storytelling, often visited by all ages. You can relive your childhood fantasies, catch Peter Pan's shadow and even dress up in costume.5. Spend a family day out at Mabie Farm Park
Located between Dumfries and New Abbey, spend a day at Mabie Farm Park. The site is home to a multitude of animals and activities for all the family. Pet, feel the soft fur, feed the animals, and have a picnic overlooking the Solway Firth. The farm is 77 hectares with plenty of space to enjoy the fresh air and gentle animals such as horses, alpacas, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, and many others! There is also a Tearoom with cakes to sweeten your day.
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What was the average cost of holiday rentals in Dumfries and Galloway last year?
At an average price of £147 per night, Dumfries and Galloway lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday lettings in the United Kingdom.
When are holiday rentals cheaper in Dumfries and Galloway?
Travellers who want to be budget-friendly should visit Dumfries and Galloway in March, November, and May which are the months that offer the best discounts, with average prices of £135, £141, and £142 per night, respectively, based on prices from the previous year.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Dumfries and Galloway?
When it comes to renting a holiday letting in Dumfries and Galloway, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of August (with an average of £163 per night), followed by July (£156), and December (£150).
Are there usually many holiday lettings available in Dumfries and Galloway?
It's better to book sooner than later in Dumfries and Galloway as only 16% of the properties remain free, according to our data from the previous year.
Which months offer the highest availability?
January, March, and November are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations available, with respective average availability figures of 26%, 21% and 21%. However, even during the months when the availability is the highest, the average is 23%. Due to this, it is better to always book a little in advance to be sure to find the rental of your dreams.
During which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?
Holiday lettings in Dumfries and Galloway reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 4%. The second most popular month is September with 5%, and the third is July with 9%. During these three months, availability is only around 6%. Due to this, it is better to reserve as soon as possible.
How many holiday rentals does Holidu have in Dumfries and Galloway?
Holidu has roughly 1,300 properties in Dumfries and Galloway, offered by 10 different partners.