Top 10 things to do in Dumfries and Galloway​

We know what you’re thinking. ‘The best thing to do in Dumfries and Galloway is to buy a new or used car from James Haugh Vauxhall.’ And truly, we’re flattered. But we’re also realistic. This region of Scotland is packed with plenty to see and do, with majestic natural scenery, a rich heritage, and many days out available for visitors of all ages to discover.

From our base on St Mary’s Street, we at James Haugh Vauxhall are well located to know all there is to know about the area, and are as such delighted to be able to provide you with a simple list of the top 10 things to do in Dumfries and Galloway. 


  1. Caerlaverock Castle

One of the finest medieval castles in all of Scotland, Caerlaverock Castle features a moat, twin towered gatehouses, and a range of imposing battlements that ensure that it represents a memorable day out for everyone. 

Caerlaverock Castle
The Raiders Road Forest Drive

  1. The Raiders Road Forest Drive

Winding along the Black Water of Dee, this beautiful stretch of road unveils glorious forest routes and some of the most stunning scenery in the region. 

  1. Drumlanrig Castle

Located within the 80,000-acre Queensbury Estate, the 17th-century Renaissance Drumlanrig Castle is an internationally renowned landmark with a prestigious collection of artwork.

  1. Mabie Farm Park

A family adventure park that lets you get up close to the animals and enjoy a number of rides and activities, Mabie Farm Park offers plenty to keep you busy for a whole day. 

  1. Dalscone Farm Fun

Another adventure farm location, Dalscone Farm Fun features a huge indoor play area for children as well as such wildlife as llamas, donkeys, goats and pigs. 

  1. Mossyard Beach

A beautiful natural beach with rock pools and sandy shores, Mossyard Beach is a great spot for a summer picnic or even a winter walk.Text here ...

  1. Threave Garden

A stunning country house with picturesque gardens teeming with wildlife, ensure you don’t miss out on a visit to Threave Garden just west of Castle Douglas. 

  1. Dino Park

Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? At south Scotland’s best dinosaur attraction, you can step back millions of years to discover these prehistoric creatures in all their glory.Text here ...

  1. Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

Celebrate the wonders of aviation with a trip to the small but rewarding Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum.Text here ...

  1. Grey Mare’s Tail

A stunning 60-metre hanging valley waterfall, Grey Mare’s Tail is another of Scotland’s unforgettable natural attractions, located near to Moffat. 

Of course, any visit to Dumfries and Galloway is incomplete without visiting us at James Haugh Vauxhall. Drop in today to discover our range of vehicles and to secure great value for money on any car we stock.