The South West Coastal 300 offers so much to choose from for you and your family. Whether you love the great outdoors, history, art, animals or adventure, there is something for you to enjoy.

This three day itinerary follows the South West Coastal 300 route and showcases the best of what our wonderful region has to offer.

Opening dates and times vary across attractions. Please ensure to check opening times and availability directly with each attraction before you visit.

Day 1

Dumfries to Kirkcudbright

The spectacular and unusual Caerlaverock Castle will capture the imagination of young and old. This medieval stronghold looks like it’s straight out of a story book and has a fascinating story of its own.

For fan’s of Peter Pan, a visit to Moat Brae, the very place that inspired his creation, is an absolute must!

Our more adventurous visitors will want to try some of the fantastic activities on offer at Galloway Activity Centre, from the wobbly waterpark, to mountain biking or the climbing tower, they’ll have something fun to suit you!

For art lovers, make sure you visit the Kirkcudbright Galleries. This brand new gallery in the heart of Scotland’s artists’ town is a must see. It even has a Children’s Art Trail for your curious little artists!







Travel Time

1h 30min

Moat Brae| Dumfries

Stop 1 - Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle is the UK’s only triangular castle. With its wide moat, twin towered gatehouse and loft battlements, it is an awe-inspiring medieval stronghold.

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Stop 2 - Moat Brae Birthplace of Peter Pan

Peter Pan’s Enchanted Land. The inspirational childhood playground of JM Barrie. National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling, Neverland Discovery Garden, Café & Shop.

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Stop 3 - Galloway Activity Centre

Outdoor Activity Centre offering a range of exciting activities including sailing, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), windsurfing, kayaking, combat laser tag games, archery, mountain biking, climbing and much, much more…Fun for all the family! We also have some great accommodation and glamping options. From Mongolian Yurts and cabins to luxury Eco Retreats, situated in a stunning location on the banks of Loch Ken in South West Scotland.

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Stop 4 - Kirkcudbright Galleries

Visit our nationally important art collection and learn the story of the Kirkcudbright ‘Art Colony’ through an audio-visual show “The Artists’ Town” and a permanent display of some of the best Kirkcudbright paintings in our collection.

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Kilnford Farm Shop
location_on Dumfries

Farm shop, butchery, bothy and farmhouse kitchen cafe showcasing our own home reared meats with only the best customer service.

The Selkirk Arms Hotel
location_on Kirkcudbright

Quality 4* Hotel & Restaurant in the heart of Kirkcudbright

Crown and Anchor Bed and Breakfast and Tea Rooms
location_on Dumfries and Galloway

Cafe and B and B

Yellow Door Holidays
location_on Kirkcudbright

Lovingly restored 300 year-old two bedroom cottage, sleeps four. With patio garden in the picturesque harbour town of Kirkcudbright.

Day 2

Kirkcudbright to Stranraer

The perfect stop for animal lovers, Galloway Alpacas offers meet and greets and treks with their beautiful alpacas in spectacular surroundings.

Next stop, Beltie Books in Scotland’s Book Town, Wigtown. This gorgeous second hand book shop also has a lovely coffee shop and is the perfect place for a snack.

See Highland cows and Beltex sheep in their natural farm environment at Kitchen Coos & Ewes in New Luce.

Then round off your day at Scotland’s spectacular most southerly point, the Mull of Galloway.







Travel Time

2h 30min

Stop 1 - Galloway Alpacas

Nestled in the beautiful surroundings of South West Scotland, Galloway Alpacas is an alpaca farm providing alpaca experiences, trekking, therapy and private hire for corporate events, weddings and other special occasions.

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Stop 2 - Beltie Books and Cafe

Second hand books. Coffee, tea & chocolate. Cake. Snacks. Art. What more could you want? In Scotland’s National Book Town – Wigtown

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Stop 3 - Kitchen Coos and Ewes

Learn about the interesting variety of different breeds that were carefully selected to utilise the different habitats on the farm before enjoying a traditional farmhouse spread of food and drink. Grab your camera or your sketchbook and charcoals, because there are so many highlights on one of these tours, you’ll want to capture them all.

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Stop 4 - RSPB Mull of Galloway

The Mull of Galloway is Scotland’s most Southerly Point. At the end of a narrow peninsula with stunning views in every direction, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and the RSPB Visitor Centre and Reserve. This outstanding coastal reserve of grassland and heath is surrounded by steep cliffs and home to locally important colonies of seabirds.

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Henrys Bay House offers locally sourced dishes, prepared and cooked freshly to order by local Chef John Henry and his team.

The Riverbank Cafe
location_on Newton Stewart

Welcome to The Riverbank Cafe, a popular venue for visitors and locals alike who just love the fresh baking and excellent coffee

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel
location_on Kirkholm, Stranraer

The Restaurant and Hotel are based in the Historic Lighthouse Keepers accomodation build in 1815 by the famous Sevenson Family.

Ryan Bay Holiday Park
location_on Stranraer

Located on the shores of Loch Ryan, a short distance from Stranraer. The Ryan Bay Holiday Park is ideally suited for exploring Dumfries and Galloway

Day 3

Maybole to Wanlockhead

Kick off your final day at one of South West Scotland’s most spectacular castles. Culzean Castle is perched on a clifftop in South Ayrshire and is beautiful both inside and out.

At Blackstone Farm in Cumnock, you can meet the beautiful Blackstone Clydesdales, as well as the other residents. You can also try out their BIG toys with their DIG-a-Day Experience.

For those interested in astronomy and cosmology, a stop at the spectacular Crawick Multiverse in Sanquhar is a must.

Last stop, is a visit to Scotland’s highest town, Wanlockhead and its Museum of Lead Mining, the only underground mine tour in Scotland!







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Blackstone Clydesdales, Greenan beach and castle, Dumfries and Galloway, South West 300

Stop 1 - Culzean Castle and Country Park

With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland’s best days out. This glorious 260 ha estate was once the playground of David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis. The park is planted with conifers and beech, sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves, and finished off with a Swan Pond, an ice house, flamboyant formal gardens and fruit-filled glasshouses.

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Stop 2 - Blackstone Clydesdales and DIG-a-Day Experience

The Blackstone Clydesdale Centre was established to secure a way to care for our growing Scottish rare breed family, to give you a chance to experience the Clydesdale horse magic, learn about their lives on the farm and witness first hand these magnificent animals, so the Clydesdale Experience was born.

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Stop 3 - Crawick Multiverse

Crawick Multiverse, a spectacular Artland. Transformed by globally-renowned landscape artist Charles Jencks. The site which opened in summer 2015 links the themes of space, astronomy and cosmology, creating a truly inspiring landmark that will appeal to everyone from art enthusiasts and scientists to walkers and the wider community.

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Stop 4 - Museum of Lead Mining

Discover Wanlockhead’s 18th century lead mine where you will experience the thrill of going on the only underground mine tour in Scotland. Take a glimpse into the past by visiting the miners’ cottages and see how the miners and their families lived during the periods of 1750, 1850 & 1910. The Miners’ Library is one of three subscription libraries in Scotland set up by the Miners themselves. You can even try your hand at panning for gold!

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The Coo Shed
location_on Ayr

Unique family run coffee shop. All food prepared and baked in-house, locally sourced if possible. Set in the rural Ayrshire countryside on South Corton Farm.

Hopetoun Arms
location_on Leadhills

The Hopetoun Arms hotel is a grade two listed building and is the highest residential hotel in Scotland

Belton House Self Catering Rooms
location_on Wanlockhead

Belton House iswelcoming and comfortable but what really makes it stand out is it’s location in the heart of Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland

Hopetoun Arms
location_on Leadhills

The Hopetoun Arms hotel is a grade two listed building and is the highest residential hotel in Scotland

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