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Dumfries and Galloway is home to a wealth of activities. From day trips on a boat at sea to fishing in lochs and hiking across the Galloway Hills, there is always something to do. We’ve put together some of our top things to do in the area!

For Families, fun and adrenaline

  • Senwick Alpaca Trekking is a unique experience in the area. Now is your chance to get to know friendly and playful alpacas whilst taking in the splendid surroundings of Dumfries and Galloway.
  • For those looking for a thrill and an unforgettable experience, Galloway Canyoning is by far one of our top things to do this summer. Head over to the website to pick your preferred location and start the adventure. You’ll experience hiking, swimming, cliff jumping, sliding and abseiling as you make your way through the deep pools and down waterfalls. When you book, show them your Laggan accommodation booking and you can get 10% off!
  • Kitchen Coos and Ewes are located just down the road from us and run a range of farm tours. You’ll be able to see Highland Cows up close, a sheepdog demonstration and Beltex sheep. Finish the tour with an afternoon tea!
  • Just 30 mins up the road from us you’ll find Galloway Activity Centre on the beautiful Loch Ken. From a wobbly waterpark, paddle boarding, laser tag to sailing…they have an activity to suit all. When you book, show them your Laggan accommodation booking and you can get 10% off!
  • The Wee Pottery in Kirkcudbright is a new paint it yourself studio. Paint beautiful pieces of art on pottery whilst enjoying tea and coffee and cake. You an also get clay foot and hand prints made for your wee ones.
  • Swim The Lochs is run by Sarah who offers wellness outdoor swim experiences in wild and beautiful locations in SW Scotland. Keep an eye on our events page as we run sessions with Sarah!
  • Clay Work Studios based in Dumfries, offers a warm and inviting ceramic and pottery workshop experience. The studio offers a friendly, welcoming, and supportive environment for anyone eager to dive into the world of clay. Whether you’re a beginner looking to get hands-on with clay, or an experienced artist wanting to refine your ceramic techniques.

FOR Fresh Air and Nature

  • Cally Gardens features towering 18th century walls which were once the kitchen and pleasure garden for Cally Palace. The gardens now provide shelter to thousands of rare and exotic plants. Cally Woods are also great for a beautiful walk amongst the trees.
  • We are based in a coastal part of South West Scotland which has many beautiful beaches on offer. Choose either Carrick, Mossyard or Cardoness to build sandcastles and soak in the sea water.
  • Kirroughtree is the perfect place to explore the area and see some nature. What was once a a busy centre for lead mining has transformed into a beautiful forest for visitors to explore on foot or bike!
  • Giant whale bones at Laggan! Follow the path up the hill from our Snugs and discover giant whalebones which once washed up on our shoreline.

For art and culture

  • Nicknamed the Artist’s Town, Kirkcudbright is home to many famous artists. Many examples of their work can be found in the town in the Tolbooth Art Centre, Hornel Art Gallery at Broughton House and The Stewartry Museum, as well as in the fantastic Kirkcudbright Galleries, which opened in 2018.
  • Cardoness Castle is a 15th-century tower house just south west of Gatehouse of Fleet.
  • Officially designated as Scotland’s National Book Town in 1998, Wigtown features an impressive range of independent bookshops and is also home to the annual Wigtown Book Festival.

For the foodies

  • Dark Art Distillery run tours of the distillery for guests to hear about the history of gin as well as learning about the magic that goes into its fantastic spirits and seeing its beautiful custom built still, Peggy.  Tours will last around 1 hour and will include a tasting of our luxurious Sky Garden Gin.
  • 1 Little Farm Shop is a latest addition to the region and is located at the end of our road! The shop sells its own meat produce as well as other local producers.
  • Crafty Distillery has a unique and modern distillery, set on a hillside with far reaching views to the Galloway Hills. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy their range of tasty spirits. 
  • Bladnoch Distillery is the world’s oldest, privately owned Scotch Whisky Distillery. You can book a tour or enjoy a drink at their visitors centre.

Something not on our list which you think it should be? We’re always on the hunt for unique things to do to tell our customers about, so get in touch with us and we can spread the word!

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