Galloway Attractions

Dumfries and Galloway offers a diverse range of attractions for adults and children alike.


Some capitalise on the superb scenery and coastline of the area, some draw on the rich cultural heritage of the area, and some are there just to provide adventure for adults or fun for children.


Here is a selection of our favourites - click on the logos to learn more. See also the pages on this site devoted to 7-Stanes mountain biking and things to do at Sandyhills.

  • Cream O' Galloway

    Indoor and outdoor action adventure park for kids, with a working dairy and magnificent ice cream.

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  • Laggan Outdoor

    Outdoor adventure centre offering mountain balling, Segway rides, grass sledging, the 'human slingshot', clay pigeon shooting and more..

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  • Drumlanrig Castle

    Tour this imposing, vast and still lived-in castle with old master paintings, mountain biking and adventure playground.

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  • RSPB Mersehead

    Wetlands, saltmarsh and Solway coast at RSPB Mereshead, seasonal home to numerous waders and waterfowl.

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  • Galloway Activity Centre

    Water based activity centre on the shores of Loch Ken, offering sailing, windsurfing, kayaking etc and blo-karting on local beaches

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  • Dumfries Ice Bowl

    Full ice rink and curling hall, for public use and to watch ice hockey matches.

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  • The Devil's Porridge

    Remarkable exhibition on the site of the greatest munitions factory ever built, employing 30000 men and women during World War 1.

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  • GemRock

    Gemstones, crystals, minerals and fossils - a unique collection set in an interactive museum with shop.

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  • Mabie Farm Park

    Lots of different fun activities for kids, from animal feeding to Astroslide and quad bikes.

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  • Galloway Dark Skies Park

    View over 7000 stars, including the clearly visible Milky Way, at the UK's first Dark Sky Park.

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  • WWT Caerlaverock

    Mudflat and saltmarsh reserve at Caerlaverock, part of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (Slimbridge), host to many visiting wildfowl.

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  • Robert Burns Trail

    Burns lived at Ellisland Farm during his early Dumfries years, this website covers both visiting the farm itself and the fascinating Burns Dumfries Trail.

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  • Sulwath Brewery

    Visit the local craft brerery (tours Monday pm and Friday pm) and look out for the beers when out and about.

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  • Colvend Golf Course

    Sitting above Sandyhills Bay, our local 18 hole mature parkland course welcomes individual or group visitors

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  • Caerlaverock Castle

    The impressive ruins of this unique triangular medieval stronghold are still surrounded by a moat - learn about it's turbulent history in the border conflicts

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  • Bainloch Deer Park

    A unique wildlife attraction adjacent to the lodges - take a guided 4WD tour and meet Red, Fallow and Sika deer close-up

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  • Dino Park

    Family fun park that takes you back 150 million years to meet the giant dinosoars that roamed the earth

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  • The Cocoa Bean Company

    Indoor and outdoor play areas together with chocolate making workshops and craft chocolates for sale

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  • Lochhill Stud Farm

    Equestrian centre offering individual and group lessons, trekking and hacking for all levels of ability

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  • Galloway Tanks

    Memorable driving experiences in tanks and other military and amphibious vehicles

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  • John Paul Jones Cottage

    Musuem of the life of the locally born 'Father of the American Navy'at his birthplace

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  • Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park

    A collection of endangered animals, from maned wolves to wallabies, and from where breeding programmes are run

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  • Dalscone Farm Fun

    Adventure farm park, indoor soft play and Scotland's largest independent toy shop,on the Dumfries by-pass

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  • Crawick Multiverse

    A spectacular artland and visitor attraction showcasing exciting theories of the universe, created on the site of an open-cast mine

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