Southern Scotland

Dumfries & Galloway, the Scottish Borders and Ayrshire & Arran regions of Southern Scotland are lands of breathtaking scenery and areas of outstanding natural beauty, wilderness and romance.

January 25, 2015

Southern Scotland

Scott's View near Dryburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Often overlooked by visitors, southern Scotland is unspoilt and has lots to offer – rolling hills, small market towns, and historic houses.

Some highlights

  • The Border Abbeys. Romantic ruins are all that is left of the four historic Border abbeys at Melrose, Jedburgh, Kelso and Dryburgh. Nonetheless they are architecturally beautiful, fascinating to visit, and give a real insight into monastic life in medieval Scotland.
  • The south west is Burns Country. Discover why the poet Robert Burns is still so popular today, 250 years after his death, and visit his cottage and the places which inspired some of his most famous poems.
  • Like the great outdoors? Southern Scotland has some of the world’s best mountain biking trails, or you can fish world class salmon rivers like the Tweed and the Nith.  Explore the countryside including Galloway Forest Park, a Dark Sky park and one of the best places in Europe to observe the night sky.
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