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Galloway Tourist Route

92 miles / 148 km
Gretna – Ayr

Take in Galloway Forest Park on this delightful route from Gretna to Ayr and stop off at superb attractions, including Threave Castle and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. There’s also ample opportunity for adventure with woodland trails to explore on foot or by mountain bike and the waters of Loch Ken for a whole range of thrilling watersports.

  1. Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop

    Find out how love conquered all at this unlikely wedding venue.

  2. The Devil's Porridge Museum

    Learn about Gretna’s vital role during the First World War.

  3. Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

    Located in a former windmill, Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura is home to a wide range of historic artefacts.

  4. Dalbeattie 7stanes

    Take on one of the trails – whether you are a beginner or an expert, you’ll find the ideal route. 

  5. Threave Castle

    Cross by boat to a medieval fortress.

  6. Galloway Kite Trail

    Watch wild red kites swoop down to feed.

  7. Galloway Activity Centre

    Fun, family-friendly activities on and by Loch Ken.

  8. Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre and Café

    Sit back and enjoy views of Galloway Forest Park.

  9. Galloway Red Deer Range

    Spend the day with cute animals!

  10. Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

    See places that inspired Scotland’s National Bard.

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