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Introduction

This is not a formal region of Scotland but may be generally understood to be Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway.

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Geography

There is plenty of variety here from the uplands of the Forest of Galoway to the delightful coastline from Port William to Ayr.

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Towns and villages

  • Ayr
  • Girvan
  • Stranraer
  • Portpatrick
  • Port William
  • Whithorn
  • Wigtown
  • Newton Stewart
  • Gatehouse of Fleet
  • Kirkudbright
  • Castle Douglas
  • Dalbeattie
  • Annan
  • Dumfries
  • Locherbie
  • Lochmaben
  • Ecclefechan
  • Gretna
  • Port Logan
  • Cairnryan

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Sights and Activities

  • Glen Trool - beauty spot in the Forest of Galloway -start of numerous walks.
  • Logan Botanical Gardens - on the west coast of the Rhinns of Galloway.
  • The Mull of Galloway does not feature in a song by Sir Paul but in other respects is comparable with the Mull of Kintyre.
  • Culzean castle and Gardens on the west coast.
  • Whithorn and area - some fine coast and quite a bit of history.

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