South West Scotland
Gretna Green - Dumfries - Kilmarnock - Ayr - Stranraer
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Gretna Green
The Gateway to Scotland hosts over 5000 weddings a year; but you don’t have to get hitched to enjoy all that this diverse region has to offer! Plenty of hotel and guest house accommodation makes it an ideal base to explore Dumfries & Galloway for walking, cycling, fishing, wildfowling, golf, gardens, and naturally beautiful countryside. Find out more at

At the heart of Dumfries is the River Nith, where you will often see fishermen its waters.  Dumfries has Scotland’s largest independent store in Barbours, a great shopping experience. This can be accompanied by a visit to CAMRA’s Stewartry pub of the year at the Cavens Arms, next door, which is famed for both food and drink.

Visit Ayr, the largest town in South West Scotland, located on the delightful Clyde Coast. This area is well-known for being the birthplace of Robert Burns. Discover more about the popular 18th century poet and his inspiration at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

Stranraer is the largest coastal town in Scotland to the south of Ayr located on the shores of Loch Ryan. Enjoy a walk around the beautiful town centre that is dominated by the Castle of St John. Stop off for a bite to eat at one of the many cafes and take time to sit and watch the world go by. Find out more at

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Nearby heritage railways