Within a few miles is Glenkiln and the famous Sir Henry Moore, Epstein and Rodin
sculptures. They are very accessible on a wonderful walk and nearby Routin Bridge
and waterfall where you can watch the salmon jumping!!
Dumfries and Galloway is steeped in Scottish History with fabulous castles such as
Caerlaverock Castle - Britain's only triangular castle and Drumlanrig Castle - home
to the Duke of Buccleuch and a renowned art collection. Nearby at New Abbey is the
beautiful “Sweetheart Abbey”.
There is also an aircraft museum and attractions such as Camera Obscura.
Just thirty minutes in the car gets you to the beautiful Scottish coastline, with
beaches like Sandyhills, coastal villages such as Kippford (yachting Haven), Kirkcudbright,
Rockcliffe , cliff top walks, and a myriad of local scenic lochs
In Dumfries you will find all the usual amenities of a large town including: - ice
rink, swimming pool (New for 2008 “DG1” leisure complex with waves and slides), adventure
parks, cinema, leisure centres, supermarkets and a vast array of restaurants, pubs
and takeaways. Not forgetting of course we are only 20 minutes from the market
town of Castle Douglas and its many speciality shops.