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Beirhope Alpacas - Kelso

Outdoor Activities

Beirhope Alpacas offers a unique outdoor experience, from alpaca trekking in the Cheviot Hills to off grid eco camping in the most spectacular rural location.

Singdean - Newcastleton

B&B, Exclusive Use, Self-catering

Rugged wilderness surrounds this understated luxurious getaway.

Galloway Forest Park - Newton Stewart

Nature & Animals

Anytime is a great time to visit The Galloway Forest Park has everything you need for a great day out, whatever the time of year.

Rik's Bike Shed - Thornhill

Bike Repair Stations, Cycling Shops, Mountain Biking

Based at Drumlanrig Castle Rik's Bike Shed hire bikes for all the family. Great trails and a fantastic shop to help with whatever your cycling…

Galloway Activity Centre - castle Douglas

Outdoor Activities

We are an Outdoor Activity Centre and Eco retreat providing wonderful self catering holidays and activities on the banks of Loch Ken.

Dark Space Planetarium - Kirkcudbright

Family Attractions

Dark Space Planetarium- Open from 22 July 2021

Cheviot Hills - Wooler

Scenic Views

The Cheviot Hills are ideal for walkers, climbers, mountain biking and horse riding

Cally Palace Hotel - Gatehouse of Fleet

Exclusive Use, Hotel

Set within 500 acres of Fleet Forest, this beautiful Georgian mansion has it's own 18 hole golf course and indoor leisure facilities.

Eildon Melrose Holiday Cottages and Log Cabins - Melrose


A collection of luxury log cabins and holiday cottages in an idyllic farm setting at the foot of the Eildon Hills just outside Melrose.

Galloway International Dark Sky Park - Castle Douglas

Dark Skies

See the night sky as you have never seen it before, studded with thousands of stars and the Milky Way stretching overhead from horizon to…

RSPB Crook of Baldoon - Newton Stewart

Low Level Walks

A breath-taking panorama of salt-marsh, mudflats and hills.

Beach Cottage - Stranraer


Beach Cottage, sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, has 7 miles of sandy beach practically on the doorstep with spectacular views of Luce Bay and the…

Barrhill Holiday Park and Hot Tub Glamping - Girvan

Camping & Caravans

Barrhill Holiday Park and Hot Tub Glamping is set in the rural countryside in South Ayrshire outside Barrhill.

Dark Sky Spirits - Moffat

Distilleries & Breweries

Scotland's only wood-fired distillery. Located in Moffat, Southwest Scotland. Offers tours, tastings and sales at their family-friendly site. Opens Spring 2023

Bonnie Park - Bonchester Bridge Riverside Caravan & Camping - Roxburgh

Overnight Parking

A delightful getaway in the beautiful village of Bonchester Bridge, small & quiet, but perfectly formed!.

The Moffat Community Observatory - Moffat

Dark Skies

The Moffat Community Observatory was officially opened in October 2021 and runs Introduction to Astronomy sessions.

Anwoth Old Schoolhouse & Clachan Cottage - Gatehouse of Fleet


Surrounded by beautiful gardens these two attractive cottages provide an idyllic haven.

Garheugh Farm Holiday Cottage - Newton Stewart


Garheugh Farm Holiday Cottage is a traditional stone cottage standing in it’s own gardens with lovely open views over the shores of Luce Bay.

Tweed Valley Forest Park - Glentress

Outdoor Activities

Tweed Valley Forest Park is made of up seven forests in the Scottish Borders and is the most popular and visited forest in Scotland.


Towns & Villages

Moffat is a bustling town on the River Annan, minutes from the A74 road.

Newton Stewart Walking Festival - Newton Stewart

Outdoor Activities

Newton Stewart Walking Festival is run by a group of volunteers who share a love for Galloway and the great walking experiences it offers.

Café at Clatteringshaws - New Galloway

Café & Tearooms

Offering freshly prepared café fayre and daily specials. Come and try the  homemade soup, cakes, tray bakes and freshly prepared scones. Dog friendly.

Stouslie Snugs Luxury Farm Glamping - Hawick

Exclusive Use, Self-catering

Relax and unwind at Stouslie Snugs Luxury Farm Glamping. Enjoy the stunning view across the Teviotdale valley from the warm and inviting wood fired hot…

Destination Balcary - KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE



Rosebank Holiday Cottage - Stranraer


Rosebank Holiday Cottage is situated in the pretty unspoilt village of Port Logan in Dumfries and Galloway, S W Scotland and is ideal for families…

Galloway Coast Cottages - Dalbeattie


Short break self catering a short walk from the beach. Two luxury cottages on the Colvend Coast.

Galloway Astronomy Centre - Whithorn

Dark Skies

The location for anyone wanting to see thousands of stars in a dark sky.

Dark Art Distillery - Kirkcudbright

Distilleries & Breweries

Award winning craft Gin Distillery and on-site shop. We distil our Sky Garden Gin here and host 1 hour Distillery Tours which include a tasting…

Matthew, Dark Sky Ranger - Castle Douglas

Dark Skies

Dark Skies Tours, learning about and exploring the solar system, our galaxy and beyond, using the naked eye, binoculars and story telling, myths and legends

Freelance Ranger - Newton Stewart


Try something a bit different. My Experiences are created especially for you. Darkness and Stargazing Experiences, rockpooling and environmental art I do it all