Destination guide

Friendly Dumfries and Galloway will entice you

Enjoy the history and other features of Dumfries and Galloway. This welcoming city is known for its sightseeing, local tours and parks. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Dumfries and Galloway

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lochmaben Golf Club (26.3 mi / 42.3 km)
  • New Cumnock Golf Club (27.4 mi / 44.1 km)
  • Lockerbie Golf Club (29.8 mi / 48 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Dumfries and Galloway

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Dumfries and Galloway is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lock Ken (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Galloway Forest Park (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Threave Garden (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Mossyard Beach (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Kippford Beach (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dumfries and Galloway

The nearest airport is in Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), located 40 mi (64.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Carlisle (CAX), which is 50.6 mi (81.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Dumfries Station, Sanquhar Station and Kirkconnel Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Dumfries and Galloway?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 819 holiday rentals around Dumfries and Galloway. From 649 cottages to 649 cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Dumfries and Galloway is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Dumfries and Galloway?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Dumfries and Galloway. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Stranraer: 109 holiday rentals
  • Kirkcudbright: 234 holiday rentals
  • Newton Stewart: 353 holiday rentals
  • Castle Douglas: 438 holiday rentals
  • Dumfries: 370 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Dumfries and Galloway! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Dumfries and Galloway?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Dumfries and Galloway with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Stranraer: 109 holiday homes
  • Kirkcudbright: 234 holiday homes
  • Newton Stewart: 353 holiday homes
  • Castle Douglas: 438 holiday homes
  • Dumfries: 370 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Dumfries and Galloway?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Dumfries and Galloway. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lockerbie: 202 holiday rentals
  • Galloway Forest Park: 245 holiday rentals
  • Castle Kennedy Gardens: 146 holiday rentals
  • Dumfries Museum: 321 holiday rentals
  • Annandale Distillery: 340 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dumfries and Galloway listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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