A lowland hideaway
The perfect place to get away from it all
Roughly 6 miles south-west of Dumfries, on the A710 coastal road, you’ll find New Abbey – a small village with a romantic tale to tell.
Romantic New Abbey
In the heart of the 7 Stanes for mountain bikers, Criffel and the rolling Galloway hills for walkers, with countless beaches, multiple golf courses and plenty of history. There is something for everyone.
Sweetheart Abbey, in the centre of the village, was erected by Lady Devorgilla to honour her late husband, John Balliol, and brings many tourists every year, eager to learn more about this ancient love story.
The village also has a delightful tearoom, a general store and a pub.
Dumfries & Galloway
Just over the English border, in lowland Scotland, lies Dumfries & Galloway – a region of breathtaking coastline and open green spaces, popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Bring the bike and test yourself on one (or all) of the five 7 Stanes centres in the region, take a stroll along one of the many stunning coastal trails or get out on the water and try something new at the Galloway Activity Centre.
If it’s culture you’re after, Dumfries & Galloway is home to an Artist’s Town (Kirkcudbright), a ‘Food Town’ (Castle Douglas) and Scotland’s National Book Town (Wigtown).
Dumfries is the biggest town in the region and the former home of Peter Pan author JM Barrie and Robert Burns.