Farm Holidays in Scotland
by Quality Farm Holidays - South West Scotland
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The Attractions of South West Scotland

[Introduction] [South Ayrshire] [Mull of Galloway] [Machars]
[Galloway Forest Park] [Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse] [Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas]
[Dumfries & Galloway Golf Links] [Nature Reserves in Dumfries & Galloway]

Introduction :

For your enjoyment and assistance in planning your holiday, we have incorporated this six-part listing of all the attractions that we have found in the Galloway and Ayrshire areas of South West Scotland. This will give you a wide range of places to visit within thirty miles of your Quality Farm Holidays accommodation.

Sectional maps of each of these areas will be uplifted shortly. They are accurate for distance and location. All are © Dalbeattie Internet 1999.

The site also makes use of the Dalbeattie Domain websites covering Golf Courses in Dumfries & Galloway and the Nature Reserves open to the public.

Abundant Wildlife :

From the lush lowland farms to the inspiring hill crofts we have a wide choice of accommodation with something to suit everyone's taste and pocket. You will find plenty of space on our quiet roads and wide rolling countryside. Red, roe and fallow deer abound in the tree and heather clad hills in the Galloway highlands. Hill climbers and walkers may be lucky enough to see buzzards, peregrines and other raptors, together with a rich variety of wildlife and flora.

Fine Landscape and Gardens :

The region offers some of the best of Scotland's beautiful scenery - miles of unspoilt and varied coastline with sandy beaches and rock pools, rich rolling farmland and moody moorland to explore and enjoy.

Our mild climate allows many sub-tropical plants to thrive in glorious gardens such as Logan, Castle Kennedy and Threave. On the south Ayrshire coast, Culzean Castle and Country Park has much to offer, - from the famous Adam ceilings in the Castle itself to the beautiful gardens and woodlands of the Park.

A Wealth of History :

The area is also a treasure trove of historical heritage. Neolithic standing stoners on bleak hillsides, rugged castles and towers dotted along the coastline and high in the hills, grand stately homes and estates... they're all here to be discovered, explored and enjoyed. Whithorn, where St. Ninian established the first Christian church in Scotland, offers a fascinating insight to life as it was here after the collapse of the Roman Empire.

Many Choices of Entertainment :

Outdoor pursuits are many and varied, to suit every taste and age. Fish our streams and hill lochs for trout and salmon or try your hand at some beach casting or sea angling. Play a few holes on over thirty great Golf Courses, from links to parkland, - we even have a few driving ranges to help you improve your swing or cure that slice ! Sailing, water-ski-ing, birdwatching (the Solway Coast is a famous wintering ground for thousands of geese, ducks and waders), ponytrekking... the list is endless and is limited only by your imagination.

For details of local golf courses go to Dumfries & Galloway Golf Links.
Go to Nature Reserves for details of local wildlife reserves.

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All text and images © 1999 Richard Edkins of Dalbeattie Internet.
Quality Farmhouse Holidays website started 17th February 1999.
Last updated 17th February 1999.