Enjoy Autumn in Dumfries and Galloway
Scotland is officially the most beautiful country in the world – as voted by Rough Guides readers this month! And with the array of autumnal colours arriving with the turn of the seasons, autumn is the perfect time to experience Dumfries and Galloway.
From stargazing to legendary mountain bike trails, here are just a few of our favourite ways to enjoy the autumnal magic of Dumfries and Galloway this month.
Things To Do in Dumfries and Galloway in Autumn
Visit Scotland’s Dark Sky Park
Immerse yourself in some of Europe’s darkest skies. The inky black skies of the Galloway Forest Park are some of the darkest in Scotland. There is very little light pollution because so few people live within the 75,000-hectare park, making it the perfect place to see the stars. You’re also likely to spot some of our beautiful Red Deer at this time of year.
Behind The Scenes With Galloway’s Ice Cream
Visit Dumfries and Galloway’s haven for the creamy and delicious. A true family day out, you can find out how Cream O’ Galloway make their luxurious ice cream and unpasteurised cheeses and get to know your favourite flavours with special tasting sessions. Cream O’ Galloway offer a range of farm tours and have a cafe on-site where their own beef and cheese are the stars of the show. The menu embodies their strong commitment to using organic, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients with a range of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Open 10 am – 5 pm daily until 29th October 2017.
Cycle the 7stanes
Outdoor enthusiasts can find five of the legendary 7stanes mountain bike trails within Dumfries and Galloway. The cooler autumn days are ideal for exploring the varied forest tracks and tranquil woodland trails against a vibrant backdrop of rich, autumn colours. These famous trails offer something for all abilities, with varied routes suitable for beginners and families right through to seasoned pros.
If you’re struggling to choose from all the fun things to do in Dumfries and Galloway this autumn, our friendly team are always on hand with a wealth of local knowledge to help you make the most of your stay. Our luxury hotel room rates include a full Scottish breakfast and you can enjoy a delicious range of local produce when you dine in our seasonal restaurant.
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