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There's so much to see and do...
Aside from the spectacular coastline and scenery in Galloway with forests, walking and world-class mountain biking trails, there’s much else to see and do for the whole family during your stay at a Galloway Country Cottages self-catering holiday property.
Within a stone’s throw of all our holiday properties is Bainloch Deer Park which operates ‘safaris’ of the park, home to herds of Red Deer, Fallow and Sika. Among the woodland also live wild Roe deer and a small flock of Feral Goats. Visit Bainloch Deer Park Website.
The park is open daily from 9am to 8pm during the summer months with reduced opening in winter.
The nearby Mersehead RSPB Nature Reserve at Southwick is centred on extensive wetlands, saltmarsh and coastal areas where breeding waders, wintering waterfowl, year round bird and wildlife watching is available. Visit RSPB Mersehead Website.
Dalbeattie Forest, just 6 miles away, offers forest walks and, for adrenalin junkies, some of the world’s best mountain biking trails. The 7Stanes Trails are said to be the best mountain bike trails outside North America, providing some full-on challenges even for the most experienced mountain bikers! Visit 7Stanes Dalbeattie Website.
There’s also the chance to go zorbing or to drive a tank off-road whilst, at Loch Ken, there’s the Galloway Activity Centre with instructor-led activities including sailing, kayaking, archery, mountain biking and a climbing tower. Visit the Galloway Activity Centre Website.
The Children’s Chocolate Factory at Twynholm is sure to be an irresistible attraction during your stay. As well as interactive children’s workshops, there are large indoor and outdoor play areas, a cafe and a shop selling a wide range of chocolates. Visit the Children's Chocolate Factory Website.
Cream o' Galloway is not only famed locally for its delicious ice cream, but has a large outdoor adventure playground including a massive trampoline for the whole family, pedal karting, a pirate ship with smugglers' tunnels and the flying fox zip wire. Visit the Cream o' Galloway Website.
Dumfries Aviation Museum based on a former wartime RAF airfield has a collection of mostly military aircraft including fighter jets and a wartime control tower. Visit the Dumfries Aviation Museum Website.
The Camera Obscura, also in Dumfries, provides a fascinating way to ‘spy’ on the town and the Centre includes an extensive museum charting the history of the town and area. Visit the Camera Obscura Website.
Nearby Caerlaverock Castle, one of Scotland's finest medieval moated castles, was the scene of two famous sieges. The castle has an adventure park and nature trail. Visit Caerlaverock Castle Website.
The whole family can step back 150 million years and discover the giants which roamed the earth at southern Scotland’s dinosaur experience. Dino Park at Carrutherstown features life-size dinosaurs, a Dino Mine and Dino Den. Children can dig for fossils and have fun on a bouncy dinosaur too. Visit the Dino Park Website.
For keen golders, Colvend Golf Club, an 18-hole course in a beautiful setting, is just half-a-mile from our holiday properties and visitors are always welcome. There are also many other golf courses within a short drive.
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