Holiday Brochures and Tourist Information for Dumfries & Galloway


Dumfries and Galloway - Scotland Holiday Brochure

From streams to summits and forests to shores, the landscape in Dumfries & Galloway is naturally inspiring, influencing the region’s history, culture and everyday life. Discover how this region’s beautiful scenery has filled artists and writers with the passion to create great works, and see how it is the perfect backdrop for exciting activities and an abundance of rare wildlife.

The Scottish county of Dumfries and Galloway was created in 1975 following the merging of 3 of Scotland's counties - Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbright and Wigtownshire. Dumfries and Galloway covers an area of 2,500 square miles and has a population of about 150,000. Its administrative centre is the town of Dumfries itself. The main products from the county are horses and cattle (for which Galloway is particularly famous), sheep and timber.
The tourist attractions of the region include the Solway Firth, Glen Trool National Forest Park, the Galloway Hills, Ruthwell Cross - a runic (Pictish) cross dated from about AD 800 in the village of Ruthwell - and numerous well-kept castles. The southern coastline of Dumfries and Galloway on the Solway Firth is warmed by the Gulf Stream and known as the Scottish Riviera because of its mild climate. The port of Stranraer provides the shortest sea route between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland. The most famous son of the Dumfries and Galloway region is Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland.

Film Buffs Note - The low budget British cult classic horror film The Wicker Man starring Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward was filmed in the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland.

Bitesize Britain allows you to order free holiday brochures featuring Dumfries & Galloway tourist information, things to do and see and places to stay – accommodation mostly inspected and graded by the Dumfries & Galloway tourist board or similar organisation.