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The Best Sights near Southerness

When you're not splashing, playing and scampering along Southerness' huge golden beach, you'll want to get out and explore a region renowned for its natural beauty and unforgettable sights.

A short drive away, Dumfries is a market town characterised by its quaint alleyways, pretty riverside location and links to Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns. The Camera Obscura at the town's museum is one unusual highlight.

If the kids love meeting animals they're in for a treat, both Mabie Farm Park and Dalscone Farm Fun offer the chance to pet and feed farmyard favourites. There are play zones too!

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Sweetheart Abbey

New Abbey, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 8BU


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The evocative sight of these blood-red sandstone ruins against the bright green Scottish hillsides is incredibly moving - as is the story of this abbey!

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Mabie Farm Park

Burnside Farm, Mabie, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 8EZ


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Home to the most lovable farmyard animals and the biggest of thrills - this park is fun-filled no matter what the weather!

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Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Alloway by Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 4LD
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From cuddling the smallest and cutest creatures to riding the biggest adventure slides, this is a fun-filled day out for the little ones!

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The Cocoabean Company

Ashland, Twynholm, Dumfries & Galloway, DG6 4NP


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Kids get hands on with chocolate at the Cocoa Bean Company as they craft marvellous creations out of beautiful Belgian chocolate. Things could get messy!

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Cream o' Galloway

Rainton, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2DR


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Taste delicious samples of these famous artisanal ice creams and meet the beautiful animals who produce it at this family-fun farm.

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The Museum of Lead Mining

Wanlockhead Village, Dumfries and Galloway, ML12 6UT


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Hidden away beneath Scotland's highest village is a network of tunnels used for centuries to mine lead - now it's your turn to head underground!

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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdoch's Lone, Alloway, Ayrshire, KA7 4PQ


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Visit the birthplace of Scotland's greatest poet and lyricist Robert Burns and discover his life story, the sights that inspired him and his marvellous work.

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Traquair House

Innerleithen, Scottish Borders, EH44 6PW


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This splendid mansion is Scotland's oldest inhabited house, where kings and queens stayed for hunting trips. Now it's your turn to discover this beautiful estate.

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Dalscone Farm Fun

Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 1SE


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The kids won't want to miss a trip to this family farm with its delightful animals and play areas - ideal come rain or shine!

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Pirate Pete's

The Pavilion, Low Green, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 1EQ


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Scotland's largest indoor soft play centre is awash with adventure for little ones - watch them climb, slide and dive through a gigantic climbing frame.

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Dumfries

Dumfries and Galloway


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The River Nith flows through the centre of this historic market town, with charming red-hued sandstone bridges crossing its waters, a truly special spot!

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Southerness Beach

Southerness, Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 8AZ


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Stretching either side of Southerness point is Southerness Beach, a vast rock and sand beach perfect for crabbing, rockpooling or stretching your legs with a four-legged friend.

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