Famous as a gathering place for artists and fishermen, Dumfries and Galloway takes in the area south of Glasgow stretching from the Solway Firth to the Firth of Clyde. At the centre of the region is old city of Dumfries, famous for its association with Robbie Burns.
Few would be remain unmoved by the fresh natural beauty of this corner of Scotland. You can take a stroll along the deserted beaches where Robert Burns patrolled on horseback to catch whisky smugglers, or take a walk through the rugged but grand Galloway Forest Park, 300 square miles of forest, moorland and lochs where you're more likely to see a deer or bird of prey than another human being. Witness the splendour of the ancient ruined castles and monuments that set the imagination on fire with thoughts of what life used to be like. If all that is too much for you why not simply snuggle up in front of a huge open fire and enjoy the utter relaxation you deserve.
Travel on to nearby Sweetheart Abbey, founded by Devorguilla Balliol, who also founded Balliol College, Oxford. When the good lady died in 1289 she was buried with the embalmed heart of her husband, in a silver casket. The picturesque fishing village of Kirkcudbright is famous as a centre of the arts, with schools of painting, weaving, and pottery. The Dumfries Forest Park covers 300 acres making it the largest forest park in Scotland, offering a wide range of outdoor activities for visitors.
If you are searching for holiday rental accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway you have plenty of choice. Dumfries and Galloway is well developed for tourism and there is an extensive choice of holiday rentals including studios, apartments, cottages, duplexes, townhouses, farmhouses and even mansions, to provide you with perfect holiday accommodation facilities. Find suitable holiday homes in Dumfries and Galloway and book your choice direct with the owner. If you prefer self catering accommodation there are plenty of choices, otherwise you can choose from bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation.