Shooting in Dumfries and Galloway
Thornhill is a small village in Dumfries and Galloway, surrounded by some of Scotland’s most idyllic scenery. As a luxury hotel in Thornhill, the BQA Hotel is in the perfect location in relation to game shooting in Dumfries and Galloway. There are fantastic and exciting game drives in close proximity to the hotel, making the most of surrounding countryside. Here are some of the best shoots available to you here in Dumfries and Galloway.
The BQA Hotel is situated in an ideal location for game shooting. Within 5 miles distance from the hotel is Drumlanrig Castle. Partridge, pheasant and grouse shooting are all available at the castle. Enjoy an exhilarating day shooting on some of the world’s most premier and renowned shooting grounds. Led by the Duke of Buccleuch, head games keepers and estate managers the grounds of the castle are exceptionally cared for and maintained. With 20 partridge drives, 25 pheasant drives and 25000 acres of heather moorland for grouse to live on, the castle offers extensively varied drives. Shooting could span across three days without doing the same drive twice.
A traditional country house found at the heart of Dumfries and Galloway is extensively used for shooting in Dumfries and Galloway throughout the season. Nestled amongst dramatic hills, the countryside surrounding Auchenbrack House is perfect for pheasant shooting. The House has recently been renovated to a superbly high standard, with 9 uniquely designed bedrooms making the estate an ideal choice for shooting parties.
Forrest Estate Experience
Offering both driven pheasant and partridge days, rough shooting and also introduction to shooting lessons, Forrest Estate Experiences is another popular choice in terms of shooting locations. For those not accustomed to the art and etiquette of shooting there are one to one lessons available with trained shooting instructors. For the more experienced shot there are both driven and rough days available. The private estate holds 11000 acres of breathtakingly beautiful Scottish countryside .
Shooting and outdoor sporting activities are very popular and highly regarded in the region. There are numerous fantastic locations available for shooting in Dumfries and Galloway. The BQA Hotel in Thornhill is then the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day in the field in a luxury Scottish hotel room. Have a look at our beautiful deluxe rooms here!