8 days in Dumfries and Galloway Itinerary

8 days in Dumfries and Galloway Itinerary

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Newton Stewart
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Dumfries
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Newton Stewart

— 2 nights
Newton Stewart is a former burgh town in Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newton Stewart: Glenwhan Gardens (in Dunragit), Smugglers Cove Gift Shop (in Portpatrick) and Port Logan (Logan Botanic Garden & Port Logan Fish Pond). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Kirroughtree - 7stanes, appreciate the history behind Wigtown Martyrs' Monument, see the interesting displays at Creetown Gem Rock Museum, and stroll through RSPB Mull of Galloway.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Newton Stewart itinerary tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Newton Stewart is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dumfries.

Things to do in Newton Stewart

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Dumfries

— 5 nights
Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gretna Gateway Outlet Village (in Gretna), Threave Garden (in Castle Douglas) and Crawick Multiverse (in Sanquhar). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Caerlaverock Castle, admire the natural beauty at Lockerbie Garden of Remembrance, find something for the whole family at Dalscone Farm Fun, and delve into the distant past at Morton Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dumfries vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Newton Stewart to Dumfries in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dumfries

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dumfries and Galloway travel guide

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Gardens · Castles · History Museums
The mild climate and gentle landscapes of Dumfries and Galloway unavoidably influence the region’s culture, history, and everyday life. The region includes three National Scenic Areas, with numerous short- and long-distance walking paths and mountain bike trails. The rolling hills and lush valleys of this area hide some of the country’s most idyllic towns. This is one of Scotland’s sunniest regions, boasting some of the finest gardens in the entire country. Long accustomed to welcoming tourists from around the globe, even the smallest of the region’s attractions often include a convenient visitor center and a small local museum.