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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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On average, how much do holiday rentals in Dumfries and Galloway cost?
Our data shows that Dumfries and Galloway has an average price of £124.97 per night, which is a relatively high one for a destination in the United Kingdom.
Which months allow you to save the most on holiday rentals?
If it is your aim to save as much as possible during your visit to Dumfries and Galloway, go there in January (£104.69 per night on average), September (£106.43), or March (£108.05) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Dumfries and Galloway?
In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Dumfries and Galloway was October, with an average price of £174.1 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of £135.06, and June, with £134.13.
Do I need to plan a trip to Dumfries and Galloway well in advance?
If you decide to discover Dumfries and Galloway, we suggest organising your travels in advance because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 66% in the year 2020.
When are there fewer rental options available in Dumfries and Galloway?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is September (only 7% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by August (7.8%), and July (16.5%).
How many holiday rentals does Holidu have in Dumfries and Galloway?
Holidu has 750 properties in Dumfries and Galloway, offered by 10 different partners.