Whether you're interested in golfing, fishing, biking, walking or visiting historical attractions, there is plenty to see and do in this beautiful part of Southern Scotland.
Annan Riding of the Marches, various venues, Annan, 7th July
A traditional event with over one hundred horsemen and horsewomen 'riding the marshes' (the boundaries of Annan). Also features a parade, a pipe band competition and family entertainment.
Fishing Day, Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre, Clatteringshaws, New Galloway, 15th July onwards
Ranger-led fishing on Loch Grannoch.
The Wickerman Festival, 20th & 21st July
An independent music and arts festival.
Stranraer Show, London Road Playing Fields, Stranraer, 25th July
A traditional agricultural show with a variety of trade stands, live entertainment and craft and food stalls.
Medieval Mayhem at Caerlaverock Castle, Glencaple, Dumfries, 26th - 29th July
Fun for the family - children can try their hand at archery, hobby-horse jousting and foam sword fighting.
Lochinch Castle Summer Art Festival, Lochinch Castle, Stranraer, 20th - 29th July
Exhibition of local artists, featuring a range of paintings, sculptures, photography, pottery, jewellery and ceramics, with art and pottery demonstrations and workshops.
|The River Nith|
There are many castles and museums to explore in the region, such as the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries, telling the story of the years that Scotland's most famous poet spent in the town, Threave Castle, a 14th century tower, Dundrennan Abbey, built in the 12th century, and Caerlavrock Castle, one of the greatest medieval fortresses in Scotland.
Have you been on a self-catering holiday in Dumfries and Galloway? Do you have recommendations on things to see and do? Leave your comments or questions below.