Top Things to Do in Dumfries and Galloway Voted by Days Inn Customers

5 October 2015

Top Things to Do in Dumfries and Galloway Voted by

Dumfries and Galloway has one of the most contrasting landscapes in Scotland; with lush green forests, rugged hills, clear lochs, and sandy beaches, it’s the ideal location for summer break. Our Days Inn Lockerbie hotel is ideally situated for visiting this beautiful region and with the school holidays well underway, and another bank holiday at the end of the month, we thought we’d give you some travel inspiration and asked our guests their favourite things to do in this part of Scotland:


Dumfries and Galloway is a haven for walkers. With challenging climbs and moderate countryside walks to charming coastal routes and village strolls, there is something for all abilities. The Moffat Hills are a favourite with our Lockerbie guests due to the weird and wonderful sights along the way including Devil's Beeftub, the Grey Mare's Tail and Merlin’s Cave. Many guests said that the coastal walking was a memorable part of their stay. The region’s coastline boasts miles and miles of golden sandy beaches, towering cliffs and rock pools, providing a variety of picturesque walks.

Playing Golf

Many of our guests to Lockerbie visit the region to take advantage of the superb range of golf courses available. The region has 30 golf courses three golf trails, all of which cater for different levels and have some splendid views. The Tiger Trail offers some of the best and hardest courses in the region, including the premier courses at Southerness and Powfoot. The Challenge Trail, often visited by our guests, suits the majority of golfers with a number of top quality courses including those at Newton Stewart, Lochmaben and Wigtownshire County. For the region’s best 9-hole course, The Little Gems Trail is most suitable and the courses at Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Castle Douglas and New Galloway are recommended.

Visiting Gardens

The Dumfries and Galloway region is home to nationally recognised and protected plant species, and these can be seen within its many acclaimed gardens. Alongside historic houses and garden centres, you’ll find an array of beautiful gardens, some dating back to the early 17th century. Drumlanrig Castle Gardens are popular with our guests and many also choose to follow Scotland’s Garden Route, an impressive collection of six unique gardens consisting of rare and exotic plants, guided walks and wildlife.

Book into Lockerbie hotels and enjoy these activities in Dumfries and Galloway this summer.

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