Dumfries & Galloway

With vast forests, streams and miles of sandy shores, a rail journey through Dumfries & Galloway is truly inspiring, and a vivid demonstration of how the contrasting landscapes have influenced the region’s history, culture and everyday life.

Travellers will discover how the beautiful scenery, mild climate and clear night sky have filled artists and writers with the passion to create great wonders, and see how it is the perfect backdrop for exciting outdoor activities and an abundance of rare wildlife.

With lines which pass through some of the most scenic parts of the country, Dumfries & Galloway is ideal for rail travel, whether that’s between Glasgow and Stranraer, sweeping between the Galloway Forest Park and the area’s wonderful coastline, or from Glasgow to Dumfries through the Nith Valley, enroute to the border and England.

Throughout all the landscapes of this southwestern part of Scotland, you’ll encounter a variety of exciting attractions and activities for the perfect family day out. Dumfries, the ‘Queen of the South’ is a lovely market town with museums, galleries, a theatre and much more for visitors to enjoy.

Or further west, there’s Stranraer on the coast and reachable from Glasgow via Ayr. As well as offering a museum and the 16th century Castle of St. John, Stranraer is the station to link with the key ferry port of Cairnryan, offering onward journeys to Larne and Belfast in Northern Ireland.

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To help plan your trip to Dumfries & Galloway, VisitScotland provides more in-depth information here

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