Dumfries and Galloway
Often described as Scotlandís best kept holiday secret, it is very likely this phrase will soon have to be changed! With rugged mountains, lush green rolling hills and pastures, 5 major salmon rivers, 32 golf courses, dozens of burns and lochs, the sea with plenty of beaches and with the A/M74 running through it, Dumfries and Galloway will not be a secret for very long! Perhaps its towns and cities are better known - Langholm, Dumfries, Moffat, Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Newton Stewart, Stranraer and especially Gretna Green where the Blacksmith Shop Visitor Centre is one of the 10 most popular visitor attractions in Scotland.
The main road west, the A75 cuts straight through the centre of Galloway towards Stranraer and the ferry links to Ireland. En route, it passes over the River Nith and through Dumfries the county town, closely associated with Rabbie Burns who was a local exciseman. Like the Borders, notable buildings abound like Caerlaverock Castle, New Abbey, Sweetheart Abbey, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Park, Threave Castle, Orchardton Castle and Dundrennan Abbey. And, there is always the Galloway Forest Park for activities and the Rhins of Galloway for walking and plant life.If you are interested in contributing more about this area then please contact form or get in touch with your local council. All Economic Development Officers of County, District, Town, and parish councils are being sent an information pack and should be able to help you by providing more information on how you can contribute and benefit from Go Britain. If your Economic Development Officer has not yet had their information pack then please let us know the name and address and we will send an information pack straight away. In the meantime you may find that the chat forums we have set up provide a way to find out more about what is happening and discuss topics related to Britain.