10 Jan Dumfries & Galloway, Dumfries
Some of the regions finest attractions lie in the gentle hills and lush valleys of Dumfries and Galloway. Ideal for families, there is plenty on offer for the kids. Galloway Forest is a highlight with its sublime, mountain biking and walking trails, red deer, kites and other wildlife, as are the dreamlike ruins of Caerlaverock Castle.
Adding to the appeal of this enticing region is a string of southern Scotland’s most idyllic towns. Although they are devoid of the tourist crush, domestic day trippers flood pretty Castle Douglas and other hotspots when the sun shines. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, this is the mildest region in Scotland, a phenomenon that has allowed the development of some famous gardens.
Dumfries & Galloway is a must see on your tours of Scotland.