Above Port Patrick

A day out in the Rhins could take you to the beautiful Port Patrick and you can walk along the cliffs to the castle. Also a must see is the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and Visitor Centre & Cafe see website

 Also see Port Logan and 'The Vanishing page.


Galloway possesses some of the most beautiful Gardens in Scotland, including the famous Logan Botanic Gardens - note - you can't take dogs in! And Castle Kennedy near Stranraer where you can!

Galloway Gardens 
Route - 6 beautiful and varied gardens in the west of the region.

For Kids of all ages

Cream of Galloway ice cream farm and visitor centre. 

The Cocoa Bean Company, Ashland, Twynholm, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4NP, 

Wildlife and Bird Watching

Ospreys have returned to Galloway in recent years and can be viewed in summer months on CCTV from the Ranger's Room on the top floor of the County Buildings in Wigtown.

Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest LNR in Britain and is a popular spot for bird watching. Many species can be found including wild geese and swans.

Other popular spots for wildlife and bird watching include:

  • RSPB Crook of Baldoon - wild salt marsh and mudflats where golden plovers, lapwings, knots and dunlins can be seen.
  • RSPB Wood of Cree - the largest ancient oak woodland in Scotland.
  • RSPB Mull of Galloway - the coastal cliff tops are a brilliant place to view rare butterflies, and more birds.
  • Red Kite Trail - a birdwatching experience for walkers and cyclists to view red kites in beautiful Galloway.


The museum at Newton Stewart- an eclectic mix of amazing objects - you must visit. Website

Mull of Galloway

Scotland's most Southernly point, this fabulous lighthouse has a visitor centre and you can climb the steps to the lighthouse balcony - check website for times etc

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