One of the greatest sights to see in the South of Scotland is our breathtaking dark sky! With some of the lowest levels of light pollution in the UK, wherever you visit across the region, you won’t be far from a dark sky location. Just don’t forget to follow our Tops Tips for Stargazing.

The South of Scotland is where you’ll find the UK’s first Dark Sky Park, the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, and Europe’s first Dark Sky town, Moffat, nestled in the spectacular Southern Uplands.

During the day there is a wealth of history and culture for you to enjoy. The region has been home to many famous names like Robert the Bruce, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns and you can follow in their footsteps.

Lovers of history can visit some of our beautiful abbeys, castles or stately homes. Art lovers will want to visit Scotland’s Artist town of Kirkcudbright. Book lovers should make a trip to Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town. And lovers of luxury will want to visit Hawick, where local producers are renowned for their premium Scottish products!