What To See

Beaches

Sandyhills Beach
Distance: 20 minute drive


Historic Attractions

Caerlaverock Castle
Distance: 30 minute drive

Drumlanrig Castle, Gardens and Country Park

Dundrennan Abbey
Distance: 50 minute drive

New Abbey Corn Mill
Operated regularly in the summer months, see how oakmill is produced.
Distance: 20 minute drive

Sweetheart Castle
Distance: 20 minute drive

Threave Castle
Distance: 30 minute drive


Local Interest

Barnbarroch Pottery
A working and professional workshop for studio ceramics. This pottery craft workshop has provided local enthusiasts, businesses and the region’s tourists with a unique and friendly source of ceramics, both off-the-shelf and to commission.

Clience Studio
This small but stylish gallery has a calm atmosphere where visitors are welcome to simply view the artwork or purchase original oils and watercolours, prints and cards. Many of the paintings relate to Galloway and the Western Highlands, but abstract work is often displayed too.


Museums

Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum
The museum houses a large and ever expanding aircraft collection, aero engines and a very impressive display of artefacts and personal histories relating to aviation, past and present.

Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura
A treasure-house of the history of Southwest Scotland, Dumfries Museum is centered around the 18th century windmill which stands above the town. On the upper level of the museum is the Camera Obscura, an historic astronomical instrument gives fascinating panoramic views over the town and, on clear days, many miles beyond.

Moffat Museum
Situated in Moffat’s conservation area, provides a fascinating insight into Moffat’s history; from early Roman times, the Border Reivers, the Convenanters, heyday of its coaching era, the discovery of the Well and its success as a Spa; also memorabilia pertaining to Lord Dowding of Battle of Britain fame.


Dumfries – 10 minute drive
Carlisle – 50 minute drive
Glasgow – 1hr 30 minute drive
Kendal – 1hr 40 minute drive
Stirling – 1hr 45 minute drive
Edinburgh – 1hr 55 minute drive
Newcastle – 1hr 55 minute drive
Belfast/Ireland: Stanraer Stena Line – 1hr 30 minute


Robert Burns

Follow in Burns’ Footsteps


Wildlife

Galloway Forest Park

WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre
The most northerly of the WWT’s wetland centres, this is a rugged and beautiful destination. Birds flock in large numbers and ospreys hunt for fish in the summer months. Experience the full sights and sounds of nature.