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Local Attractions
Local Attractions

There is plenty to do in Dumfries and Galloway

7 Stanes Mountain Biking
7 Stanes Mountain Biking

We are ideally located to take advantage of world class mountain biking locations

BBB after the name - means the attraction is in the Barend Booking Bonus scheme!

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Colvend Golf Club

Our local golf course - !8 holes in a beautiful setting, with wonderful views, just half a mile to walk or drive to the club house. They are always welcoming to visitors. You can enjoy a 25% reduction in your green fees, on production of your Barend Booking Bonus Card. There are many other golf courses within a short drive.

Threave Gardens

Located just outside Castle Douglas. Threave garden's displays of daffodils, herbaceous beds, trees, heather garden and Plant centre are an all year round attraction. For further information www.nts.org.uk

Mersehead RSPB Nature Reserve

Southwick. Extensive wetlands, saltmarsh and coastal area on the scenic north shore of the Solway. Breeding waders, wintering waterfowl, year round bird and wildlife watching. Visitor centre. www.rspb.org.uk/scotland

Dumfries Museum

A treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway, telling the story of the land and people of the region. www.dumgal.gov.uk

Loch Arthur

Loch Arthur Farm shop and Creamery is only a few miles from us. It sells award winning cheese and organic produce. www.locharthur.org.uk

Robert Burns Centre

Dumfries. Centre telling the story of connections between Robert Burns and the town of Dumfries. www.dumgal.gov.uk/museums

Mabie Park Farm

A fun day out come rain or shine. Animals, quadbikes, grass sledging, indoor play area. For further information www.mabiefarm.co.uk

7Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

We are situated between 2 trails; Dalbeattie Forest & Mabie Forest with others in the locality. For further information see our website clicking here where you can click through for further information on individual trails.

Sweetheart Abbey

The splendid remains of the late 13th century Cistercian abbey at New Abbey. For further information www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Drumlanrig Castle

Dumfriesshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT. Renowned art collection, adventure playground, craft centre, cycle museum and cycle trails. For further information www.drumlanrig.org.uk

Galloway Activity Centre - BBB

Parton, Loch Ken, Castle Douglas. With instructor led activities, including sailing, kayaking, archery, mountain biking, climbing tower and many more. Click here for full details.


Ellisland Farm

Holywood. Home of Robert Burns. Farmhouse and steading reflecting the poet's farming and literary life. Riverside walk, heritage trail and farming exhibits. www.ellislandfarm.co.uk

Cream O'Galloway - BBB

Delicious ice cream, picnic area, tearoom, adventure playground, cycle hire. For further information www.creamogalloway.co.uk

Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock, one of Scotland's finest castles, is everyone's idea of a medieval fortress. The scene of two famous seiges, this moated castle has an adventure park and nature trail. For further information www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Dumfries Aviation Museum

Volunteer run museum charting aviation history since World War 1. Large collection of aviation artifacts. www.dumfriesaviationmuseum.com

Sulwath Brewery

When in Castle Douglas call and see the traditional brewing process from barley to beer! www.sulwathbrewers.co.uk

Motor Party

Lochfoot.Classic car hire in Lochfoot. Hire one of our classic cars for your holiday in Southern Scotland and enjoy the romance of historic motoring. www.classic-vintage-car-rental.com

Dumfries & County Golf Club

This is a prestigious 18 hole parkland golf course iwhich offers golf and catering packages. Details from Stuart Syme on 01387 268918. www.thecounty.com


Dalbeattie Golf Club - BBB

A 9 hole parkland course, which welcomes visitors any day of the week. £10 for 9 holes; £18 for 18, and a weekly ticket available for £50. Phone: 01556 611421. www.dalbeattiegc.co.uk



Sandy Hills 5 Star Beach

Read about Sandyhills 5 star beach here in the report by the Solway Firth Partnership.
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Garden Cottage

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