Stunning coastlines
Explore Dumfries & Galloway

Beauty in every direction

Explore the history

Nature at its best

Perfect for exploring

Experience the Dark Skies

Fancy a bit of cycling?

Visit the local towns

Visit ancient castles

Explore the area

Explore some of what the local area has to offer. We have tried to include places that are within a hour driving distance from our bed and breakfast.

If you click on any of the images below you will be taken to either their website or somewhere you can get further information.

Caerlaverock Wetland Centre

A rugged and beautiful destination offering open space and tranquil wildlife watching. Great for all the family!

Galloway Forest - Dark Skies Park

Great to explore - Over 7,000 stars and planets are visible with the naked eye from the Forest Park.

Sandyhills Beach

Clean sand and shallow waters - ideal for paddling and bathing while low tide and reveals miles of sandy and secluded bays.

Caerlaverock Castle

A wide moat, twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements make Caerlaverock the epitome of the medieval stronghold.

Ruthwell Cross

The Ruthwell Cross is a stone Anglo-Saxon cross probably dating from the 8th century.
Well worth a visit!

Sweetheart Abbey

Admire the remarkably complete abbey church, still doing its best to inspire and overawe 700 years on.

RSPB Mersehead

Situated on the scenic north shore of the Solway coast, Mersehead is an extensive wetland and saltmarsh area.

Annandale Distillery

Take a tour around the Annandale Distillery and learn about their unique distillation process.

Galloway Kite Trail

The visitor centre provides all-weather, close-viewing of the action and feeding of the Red Kites.

Raiders Road Forest Drive

One of two forest drives in Galloway Forest Park - An easy way to see more of the Park's woods and wildlife.

Southerness Lighthouse

The second oldest lighthouse in Scotland. The lighthouse was commissioned by the Town Council of Dumfries in 1748.

Savings Bank Museum

The world's first savings bank based on business principles, paying interest on its investors' modest savings.
This is temporarily closed at the moment

Drummuir Farm Ice Cream

Family day out at Drummuir farm - Indoor and outdoor play areas + Delicious ice-creams and sundaes!

Dalscone Farm Fun

Dalscone Farm and Indoor Soft Play Centre Dumfries - All you need for a great day out with the kids - rain or shine!

Moat Brae

Moat Brae in Dumfries, South-West Scotland was acknowledged by J.M. Barrie as the inspiration for Neverland.

The Devil's Porridge Museum

The Museum explores the fascinating history of World War One, World War Two and the Cold War.

Annan Museum

A family friendly museum housing a permanent exhibition on the history of Annan and the surrounding area.

Gretna Green

Gretna Green is famous for marriages and also great for a family day out and bit of shopping.

Castle Douglas - Food Town

Known as The Food Town, Castle Douglas  boasts a busy main street, with variety of lovely independent boutique style shops.

Kirkcudbright - Artist Town

Attractive painted buildings in a whole array of colours vie for attention along its broad streets.

The Boathouse, Glencaple

Visit The Boathouse in Glencaple for delicious food, stylish decor and stunning views.

Lonsdale Cinema

Lonsdale Cinema now has 3 screens, HD and 3D cinema screening mainstream and independent films with stadium seating.

7 Stanes Mountain Bike Tracks

The 7stanes are award-winning, world-class mountain biking centres that span the south of Scotland.

Galloway Activity Centre

Activities on the stunning banks of Loch Ken in Dumfries and Galloway. Perfect for family activities, tuition, groups and schools.

Your trip to Dumfries and Galloway will not disappoint - We look forward to welcoming you to our b&b and creating memories starting with us here at The Waterside Rooms!

Memories to last a lifetime