From Glasgow: 2 Day Scenic South West of Scotland

Central Scotland, Scotland
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Day 1
You leave Glasgow behind and head south past the gorgeous rolling expanses of the Southern Uplands to our first stop of the day, the market town of Moffat. Grab a coffee and buy some of the famous Moffat toffee before you continue your journey. You deserve it.
Next, it’s the highlight of the day; Caerlaverock Castle. With its triangular shape, wide moat, and imposing battlements; this medieval fortress is as unique as its turbulent history.
For lunch, we stop in the market town of Dumfries. You’ll have free time here, so you can decide if you want to grab something to eat and explore. You can visit Moat Brae, the house that’s the birthplace of Peter Pan, or Robert Burns’ Mausoleum.
Then, ramble through the stunning countryside, with a stop at a local village along the way before you arrive in Gatehouse of Fleet in the early evening. You’re dropped off at your accommodation and are free to explore. This charming village lies in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies area, so make sure to stay up a bit to enjoy some stargazing.

Day 2
Your driver-guide picks you up in the morning and you head to the Rhins of Galloway. This wild peninsula offers splendid sea views, wonderful wildlife and boasts Scotland’s southernmost point, Mull of Galloway. Enjoy a walk along dramatic cliffs, admire the beautiful lighthouse and keep your eyes peeled for porpoises and sea birds.
Then, you ramble up the unspoiled coast to the Port Logan Fishpond. This quirky place started as a fish larder for the local laird and today acts as a natural ‘aquarium’ full of diverse sea fish.
All this sea air must have whetted your appetite, so you head to the pretty village of Portpatrick for lunch.
Next, you travel to the Galloway Forest Park; a region full of ancient woodlands and mountain vistas, which is also part of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere. Soak up the tranquil loch views and breathe in the crisp air as you explore this untouched wilderness.
From here, you start your return journey to Glasgow and arrive back to the city in the evening.

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  • Duration

    2 day

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  • Destination

    Glasgow & Clyde Valley

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  • Best time to visit

    • Spring
    • Autumn
    • Summer
  • Nearby stations

    • Hamilton Central

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