Area’s nature and history promoted in visitor’s guide

Cardoness Castle is featured
Cardoness Castle is featured

A new guide highlighting the best spots to visit Galloway’s nature and history was launched this week.

The free guide, produced by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is the latest addition to SNH’s ‘Explore for a Day’ series aimed at encouraging visitors to stay longer and explore more of the area’s attractions.

Amongst those listed are the Mull of Galloway, Wigtown, Cardoness Castle and Dunskey Castle.

It gives detailed information about must-see sites as well as lesser-known gems. There are five easy-to-follow itineraries that offer memorable and varied days out, or visitors can use the information to create their own tour.

SNH’s Claudia Rowse said: “The link between the natural landscape and culture is particularly strong in Dumfries and Galloway, and with the Year of Natural Scotland well underway, it’s a great time to get out and explore the area.

“Driving time is kept to a minimum, so each day’s route offers plenty of opportunities to get out of the car. You can watch amazing wildlife, discover the secrets of ruined castles, stroll through dramatic landscapes – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”

The leaflets are available from local tourism outlets and visitor information centres throughout the region, or can be downloaded from SNH’s website