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Things to do

Local Events

Stranraer Oyster Festival

A three day celebration of the area’s unique coastal heritage, its culture its people and its fabulous wealth of local produce.

Wigton Book Festival

Since the first Wigtown Book Festival in 1999, we have expanded to become an energetic arts organisation working through the year to deliver a programme of literature development activities in the Dumfries & Galloway region of south-west Scotland.

Portpatrick Lifeboat Festival

Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Week August 1st – August 7th 2021

Local Attractions

Wigtownshire County Golf Club

Wigtownshire County Golf Club - The 'County' is one of the most popular holiday golf courses in South West Scotland, an 18-hole, true links course situated on the shores of Luce Bay.

Kirroughtree 7stanes

At Kirroughtree there’s trails suitable for everyone, from gentle family routes to technically challenging singletrack. There's quality local produce at Kirroughtree cafe and The Breakpad bike shop offers great advice on bike hire, repairs & trails.

Castle Kennedy Gardens

Described as ‘one of the showpieces of Galloway’, it is one of Scotland’s most important historical landscaped gardens with its collection of Rhododendrons, Championship Trees and rare species.


Port Logan, or Portnessock as it was originally named, is a small village in the South Rhins of Galloway

South West Costal 300

The South West Coastal 300 is a stunningly scenic 300 mile road trip around the South West of Scotland. If you are looking for breathtaking scenery, enchanting coastlines and new things to do and see, this is the road trip for you.


Agnew Park has a wide range of leisure facilities for all ages including a large boating lake with a range of boats, including canoes, skiffs and pedalos.

Whithorn Trust

The Whithorn Trust was set up in 1986 to explore the archaeology and history of Whithorn, and to examine its role in the evolution of Christianity in Scotland.

Glenluce Abbey

Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce. The last monks at the time of the Reformation embraced the reformed religion and were left to live out their days in the cloister.

Visit Southwest Scotland

The South West of Scotland has something for everyone, from forest holidays to family holidays, adventure holidays to road trips. Visit the famous Gretna Green, the spectacular Dumfries House, or the magical Galloway Forest Park.

Eating Out

The Glen Cafe

53 Main Street, Glenluce

The Cock Inn

Auchenmalg, Newton Stewart DG8 0JT

The Old Colfin Creamery

Old Creamery The Colfin, Just Off The A77, Stranraer DG9 9BN

Crown Hotel

36 Main Street Glenluce, DG8 0PS