Dumfries and Galloway in the south-west of Scotland is a true hidden gem for those wishing to explore the UK, it has all the qualities of destinations like the Lake District but none of the crowds. The scenery in this part of Scotland is truly stunning, from the bright green, rolling hills inland to the dramatic crags and cliff-lined vistas of the coastline. As well as containing three of Scotland’s National Scenic Areas and being a haven to wildlife, particularly birds, Dumfries and Galloway is also renowned for its association with art and literature. Furthermore, warmed by the Gulf Stream, the weather here is milder than many other parts of Scotland and creates the perfect climate for flowers to flourish. As a result, Dumfries and Galloway is home to some of Scotland’s most spectacular gardens.
Tour highlights can include:
- Castle stay in 5* luxury accommodation
- Michelin star dining
- Sample the excellent seafood of the Dumfries and Galloway coast
- Visit Scotland’s National Book Town
- Visit the “Artists’ Town”
- Visit Dumfries and Galloway’s best gardens