Southern Scotland

Hotels, guesthouses and bed & breakfast accommodation in all counties of Southern Scotland: Glasgow Area, Falkirk, Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders, Ayrshire, Lothians, Lanarkshire.

Southern Scotland does not impress with the rough natural beauty of the mountainous Highlands to the north but it is not less attractive to tourists and holiday makers from all around the world. This region of the UK is famous for its rich historic and cultural heritage, picturesque rolling hills, cut by the scenic meanders of lazy rivers and the dramatic coastline of the Irish Sea in Dumfries and Galloway to the south west. Visitors come here to enjoy romantic time in quaint small towns and villages and see the impressive ruins of medieval castles and abbeys... read more »

 
Glasgow Area:
» Bishopton
» Clydebank
» East Kilbride
» Erskine
» Glasgow
» Johnstone
» Kirkintilloch
» Loch Lomond
» Paisley
» Rhu
Falkirk:
» Falkirk
» Grangemouth
» Polmont
Dumfries and Galloway:
» Cairnryan
» Canonbie
» Castle Douglas
» Dalbeattie
» Dumfries
» Gretna Green
» Lockerbie
» Moffat
» Newton Stewart
» Portpatrick
» Stranraer
Borders:
» Duns
» Galashiels
» Hawick
» Jedburgh
» Kelso
» Peebles
» Selkirk
» Swinton
» Symington
Ayrshire:
» Auchinleck
» Ayr
» Brodick
» Dalrymple
» Gourock
» Greenock
» Irvine
» Kilmarnock
» Kilwinning
» Largs
» Troon
Lothians:
» Aberlady
» Bathgate
» Bonnyrigg
» Dunbar
» Edinburgh
» Lasswade
» Linlithgow
» Livingston
» Newbridge
» North Berwick
» Penicuik
» South Queensferry
Lanarkshire:
» Abington
» Cumbernauld
» East Kilbride
» Motherwell
» Strathaven
» Uplawmoor
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The South of Scotland consists of two main sub regions. In the west one is located Glasgow - the largest city of the country, Ayrshire and Arran - the home land of the Scotland's most famous poet Robert Burns, Dumfries and Galloway - known for its dramatic rugged coast. The east sub region comprises the territory of Edinburgh - the capital city of Scotland, known for its impressive castle - seat of the Scottish kings and the Borders - the land bordering England as the name suggests.

Some of the main destinations we recommend to visit besides Edinburgh and Glasgow include the town of Ayr - most famous for its racecourse where the Scottish Grand National competition takes place, the medieval abbey towns of Jedburgh, Melrose, Kelso and Dryburgh in the Borders, the historic town of Dumfries where Robert Burns lived from 1791 and found his last home in the yard of St. Michael's Church, Castle Douglas known for its art gallery and the ruins the Threave Castle in its surroundings, Kilmarnock - the home town of the famous Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, Selkirk - a small town with rich history where William Wallace was proclaimed Guardian of the Kingdom of Scotland and Sir Walter Scott lived and worked.

The town of Peebles on the River Tweed in the Borders was founded as a medieval market town, then grew into a major centre of the local woollen industry until 19th century when it became a popular destination for health tourism. Now it offers a variety of spa hotels, being the ideal place for relaxed and restorative vacation, blending spa and wellness with history and culture. Moffat is another attractive spa town, located in the enchanting valley of the River Annan, within the Dumfries and Galloway council area. Its traditions in health tourism date back to the far 17th century.

If you prefer outdoor activities than historic and cultural tours we recommend visiting the Galloway Forest Park. It is the largest forest park in the United Kingdom, attracting visitors with a rich variety if wildlife and spectacular wooded mountains. Its rival is the wooded valley of the River Tweed in the Borders with its picturesque meanders and lazy waters, ideal for salmon fishing.

The town of Irvine in the northern area of Ayrshire is known for its professional golf courses located on the picturesque coast of Firth of Clyde, overlooking the dramatic Isle of Arran.