With breathtaking scenery along the way and so much to see and do, it is a holiday to suit everyone.

Nature lovers can breathe in the great outdoors from our rolling hills and forests to our gorgeous gardens and beaches. Adventure seekers will be spoiled for choice with our world class 7stanes biking trails, our challenging hikes and wonderful watersports. And what holiday in Scotland would be complete without a visit to at least one castle? The South West Coastal 300 has lots to choose from, medieval fortresses, majestic stately homes and ruined abbeys all with captivating stories from Scottish history.

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What you'll see


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


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Lockerbie is a small market town north of the Scottish Border.


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The town of Dumfries is set along the banks of the River Nith and is the largest town in South West Scotland.


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Dalbeattie lies in the Urr Valley, south west of Dumfries. Dalbeattie makes a great base to explore the area with its nearby forests, castles and…


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Kirkcudbright is thought to have begun in the 12th century as a naval base for the Lords of Galloway. It was the county town for…

Gatehouse of Fleet

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Gatehouse of Fleet is a scenic town which has existed since the mid-18th century.

Newton Stewart

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Newton Stewart is a small market town on the banks of the River Cree, surrounded by the Galloway Hills.


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Wigtown is Scotland’s National Book Town, where the books outnumber people 250-1. It sits seven miles south of Newton Stewart, on the Machars penninsula.

Isle of Whithorn

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Isle of Whithorn is one of the most southerly villages and seaports in Scotland.

Port William

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Port William is a small fishing village, founded by Sir William Maxwell of Monreith in 1770.

Port Logan

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Portpatrick is a picturesque seaside village on the west coast of the Rhins of Galloway peninsula. It was once a busy port, and is now…


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Stranraer lies on the southern shore of Loch Ryan. The largest town in Galloway, it’s becoming known as a hub for events, walking & cycling,…


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Girvan is a popular seaside resort on the Clyde Coast, south of Ayr. It sits on the SWC300 route and makes a great base for…


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Ayr is a popular seaside town on the west coast of Scotland and sits on the South West Coastal 300 route.


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Dalmellington is the ‘Village in the Stars’ and sits in the Doon Valley on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park, the UK’s first Dark…


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Sanquhar is an exciting market town on the River Nith, north of Thornhill and west of Moffat.


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Wanlockhead is a former lead mining village nestled in the Lowther Hills, close to the head of the Mennock Pass. It is Scotland's highest village.