Visit Dumfries and Galloway
Welcome to Dumfries and Galloway - We've missed you!
Scotland starts in Dumfries and Galloway and our region is re-opening and welcoming you, we need our visitors and our communities to be safe, and when you visit us we are asking you to:
Respect - Protect - Enjoy
Love it like a local and please treat our area as you would wish your own community to be treated.
Discover Dumfries and Galloway
Everything you need to know about tourist attractions, camping and caravanning and other facilities in Dumfries and Galloway can be found at:
Free wifi and support to access these sites is available from our Customer Service Centres.
Caravan and camping sites
Alongside the many private and community operated caravan and camping sites across our region our Council operates two sites and details can be found here;
Stay the Night
We recognise the demand from motorhome owners for small, simple and low-cost opportunities for short stopovers that can complement the full service offer available from Caravan and Camping sites. Motorhome Stopovers, also known as 'Aires', are also an opportunity to create a bit of extra income for community groups or private landowners. For more information on how to set up a Motorhome Stopover see the PDF below:
Forestry Scotland is welcoming motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained and have their own toilet facilities to stay overnight at some of our car parks from 26 April - 31 October 2021.
Stay the Night at;
Sat nav co-ordinates can be found here: www.forestryandland.gov.scot/staythenight
We some great visitor attractions, leisure facilities, beautiful scenery, wonderful parks, excellent cycling routes and a number of museums and galleries which are ready to welcome you.
Plan ahead, check that attractions are open, and if you need to, please pre-book.
We are holding Community Conversations to ensure that our resources are best used to re-open the region to visitors in 2021. For more information or to get involved go to:
Protect yourself, others, and our environment
Follow Government COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms call the NHS on 111. Seek medical help and self-isolate.
Coronavirus testing is available for everyone in Dumfries and Galloway, visit www.nhsdg.co.uk
Please stick to the Country Code when out and about in our rural landscape.
Locations and opening times of public toilets in the region - Public Conveniences (dumgal.gov.uk)
A list of public recyling points in the region - Recycling points in Dumfries and Galloway (dumgal.gov.uk)
We have produced a suite of posters, designed to promote our region and signpost visitors, for local businesses and community groups to download and print off.
- Download the Scottish Outdoor Access Code Leaflet on 'Responsible Dog Walking in Scotland'
For further information please contact SupportDG@dumgal.gov.uk