Warmed by the Gulf Stream, this sheltered part of Scotland has many magnificent gardens to visit.

Children will enjoy the safe sandy beaches and rocky coves. Stranraer is the main market town, where you can take a day trip to Ireland..

Other visitor attractions include the Cistercian Abbey of Glenluce, founded in 1190. The energetic can walk the Pilgrim's Way to Whithorn, the Cradle of Christianity, where there is an award winning archaeological discovery centre on the site where St Ninian, Scotland's first saint, built a church 1500 years ago.