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The Local Area - Dumfries & Galloway

There are so many things to do in Dumfries & Galloway, the most difficult decision is what to leave out. Our staff will be more than happy to offer suggestions to match your interests and time available.

From the comfort of your Kirroughtree accommodation, you can plan your days of activities around Newton Stewart and the south west of Scotland. Be as active or relaxed as you like, from gentle woodland strolls to exploring castles and mountain biking.

There are also many historical attractions such as Caerlaverock Castle and Drumlanrig Castle to discover, as well as the Galloway Forest Park and the Southern Upland Way, all right on Kirroughtree’s doorstep.

Local Annual Events

Events throughout the year in Dumfries & Galloway keep both locals and visitors entertained and include festivals, country fairs and cultural activities. Here are just some of the annual events to enjoy:


Newton Stewart Walkfest
A fun way to enjoy the scenery with other enthusiasts.


10 at Kirroughtree
Bikers of every skill level are being challenged to take part in the most arduous mountain bike endurance event ever held in southern Scotland. 10 at Kirroughtree ' challenges entrants to ride as many circuits of a 10 - mile loop as they can in 10 hours.

July & August

Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities
This ranges from Scottish nights to classic car rallies, from historic walks to a medieval fayre.

September & October

Wigtown Book Festival
Enjoy 10 days of author events, theatre, film, music and children’s activities.