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Secrets of Southern Scotland

Views of the Ayrshire Coast

Best Time To Go

Jan - Dec

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Views of the Ayrshire Coast

Secrets of Southern Scotland

Best Time To Go

Jan - Dec

Why not...

upgrade and stay in a luxury Scottish castle?

Prices From


No of Nights


Steer clear of the crowds and enjoy fabulous views, adventures and accommodation in Southern Scotland.

Spend a little time in south-west Scotland and you’ll soon discover eye-popping scenery, towns and villages oozing charm, imposing castles and abbeys steeped in history, majestic wildlife, and vast, empty beaches. The newly created South West Coastal 300 represents some of the country’s best driving routes and with a number of superb accommodation options to which we’ll happily introduce you, you can fully appreciate your time in this gently thrilling corner of the country. 

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Day One – Kirkcudbright Calling!

Day Two – A Private Guided Tour of the Galloway Coast 

Day Three – Kirkcudbright, Your New Favourite Town

Day Four – Wigtown, the Isle of Whithorn and One of Scotland’s Most Acclaimed Hotels

Day Five – Dilemma: Explore or Relax? The Choice is Yours

Day Six – North Along the Ayrshire Coast

Day Seven – Discover One of Scotland’s Finest Stately Homes

Day Eight – Return Home


This holiday explores the southwest of Scotland, covering Dumfries & Galloway, and the Ayrshire coast.


£1345 per person for November & December, £1375 for January to March, £1565 for April to October.

The above pricing does not include stays over Christmas or New Year from 23 December to 8 January. If you are interested in taking a holiday across these dates, please get in touch for a bespoke quote.

Prices based on two people sharing a room for five nights on a bed & breakfast basis and two nights dinner, bed & breakfast.

Also included is a private half-day guided tour of the Galloway Coast, and a guided tour of Dumfries House as part of a small group.

Car rental is not included, but can be arranged for a range of vehicles – do just let us know if we can help.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.

We work hard to make sure the unexpected doesn’t affect your trip. On rare occasions, changes or cancellations may occur, affecting accommodation, transport or excursions. We are committed to informing you of any such circumstances and will use our knowledge and resources to offer suitable alternatives wherever possible.

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Secrets of Southern Scotland

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