You know you want to come to the South of Scotland, but you’re in need of some inspiration? Relax, we have you covered! Try one of our fantastic array of itineraries that are just perfect for exploring. Whether you choose to explore by car on the South West Coastal 300, stargaze in our beautiful dark skies, follow in the footsteps of literary legends or explore our heritage, we have some excellent ideas and itineraries for them all!

When is the best time to come? Anytime! The South of Scotland is a kaledioscope throughout the changing seasons offering visitors different and varied adventures all year round. Our starry dark skies sparkle in the crisp winter months while summer brings an array of festivals including the Common Ridings, the oldest equestrian festivals in the world. Spring means bouncing lambs and farm visits are particularly popular, providing the perfect foil for city-dwellers. Meanwhile autumn heralds the perfect time to explore our cultural heritage and our routes and trails on quieter roads and byways. Check out what you can see and do throughout the seasons.

The only decision you have to make is where to start, because we know you’ll be back for more, once you have discovered the South of Scotland.