Dumfries and Galloway has something for everyone. The first thing you’ll notice is just how beautiful this part of lowland Scotland is, with an undulating coastline of rocky shoreline and sandy beaches, whilst inland, there are acres of forest and green spaces.  Fantastic bike rides to relaxing beach walks, kid’s days out and everything in between.  Click on the links to find out more.


Family Activities

You will be spoilt for choice with fun days out with the kids.  Plenty to do and see, you won’t be disappointed. (seasonal opens April) (seasonal opens April)



Dumfries and Galloway offers fantastic cycling to suit all tastes. We have 5 of the 7 Stanes on our doorstep, located at Ae, Mabie, Dalbeattie, Kirroughtree and Glentrool Forests.  ‘Stanes’ is the scots word for stone and at each of the locations, you’ll find a unique stone sculpture – a stane – reflecting a local myth or legend.   The stanes are found in prominent locations on the trails in the forests.  They’re accessible on foot as well as by bike.  Find out more by visiting

We have a secure storage unit to store your bikes on our pod site.



We have some fantastic walking routes across Dumfries and Galloway, from strolls along the Solway Coast to Criffel, a coastal hill looking to the English Lake District. It’s definitely worth a climb for the magnificent views.

North from Dumfries is Nithsdale , beginning with pastoral landscapes, but once beyond Thornhill and up to Sanquhar and beyond, enclosed by rolling hills. To the east are the Lowthers – cradling the beautiful village of Durisdeer and the former mining village of Wanlockhead.  We have local walking guides in our pods so you can plan your route.


Pubs & Restaurants

There are an abundance of pubs and restaurants in Dumfries each with their own individual charm.  Here are a few of our favourites.


Places of Interest

From museums to castles, parks to walking tours – there’s plenty to fill your day.   Visitors of all ages will not be disappointed with so many places to go and things to see.   Dumfries is perhaps most well known for its many associations with Robert Burns, who lived here in the 1790’s.   The Robert Burns Centre is situated in an 18th century watermill on the banks of the River Nith which runs through Dumfries and tells the story of Burns last years in the town.  He is buried in St Michaels Church cemetery which is not far from us.  A few more places you may like to visit.

Caerlaverock Castle

Sweetheart Abbey

Dock Park

Castledykes Park

Moatbrae (home of Peter Pan)

Dumfries Camera and Obscura

Burns House