Dumfries and Galloway Vacations

Located in the western Southern Uplands, bounded by England to the south, Scottish Lowlands to the north and east, and the Irish Sea to the west, Dumfries and Galloway is the fascinating blend of history, nature, culture, and riveting, mind-blowing views. The region gets its name from the town of Dumfries, which is the administrative center, and was originally an ancient medieval town. Robert Burns spent the last 5 years of his life in Dumfries and you can enjoy the Burns Heritage Trail which starts at his birthplace in Alloway and ends in Dumfries. The region is home to Galloway Forest Park, which is Britain's largest forested park and extends over 300 square miles. The Galloway Forest Park is also known as a "Dark Sky Park" and is considered one of the darkest places in Scotland where you can watch the stars cross the sky and search for constellations and planets. The Dumfries and Galloway region is home to numerous ancient castles including the medieval Caerlaverock Castle, Threave Castle and Sweetheart Abbey. The most southern point of Scotland, the Mull of Galloway, is located on the tip of the Rhins of Galloway peninsula. There you will find the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse that was built in 1828. It is an area of beautiful beaches and amazing vistas. The peninsula also includes a hiking trail named the "Mull of Galloway Trail".

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