Time to Explore the Quiet Delights of the Galloway Area
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The Quiet Delights of Galloway
Galloway is located in the south-west of Scotland and is ideal for a long weekend or short break. Its quiet beauty is often overlooked as visitors head past it to reach Edinburgh.
The Towns of Galloway
There are many attractive towns in Galloway with fascinating histories, such as Wigtown, known for its vast array of bookshops. Kirkcudbright is an excellent option to while away a morning. It has a lovely harbour to stroll around before exploring the arts and crafts shops. Foof lovers should head for Castle Douglas with its many eateries specialising in local produce.
Those with children will not be disappointed with the variety of attractions suitable for all the family. Mabie Farm Park is a popular destination with enough activities to take up an entire day, including feeding the animals, quad biking, boating and soft play areas. Threave Castle will fascinate older children who will enjoy exploring the 14th-century tower, only accessible by boat.
Horticultural enthusiasts have their fair share of gardens to visit that make use of the area's micro-climate. Craigieburn is quite unusual in that it is Nepalese and features Himalayan plants and shrines. Logan Garden is the place to head for if interested in exotic, tropical plants, no matter what the season.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy the quiet delights of Galloway, perhaps keeping this destination a secret so as not to spoil its charm.