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Dumfries & Galloway

From rolling seas and dramatic cliffs to verdant forests and ruined castles, breaks to Dumfries and Galloway offer picturesque and dramatic vistas at every turn. Tucked away on Scotland’s southwest coast, Dumfries and Galloway is home to the the country’s first official UNESCO Biosphere, an international recognition of a world class environment for people and nature. You will also find distilleries creating deliciously aged Scotch, as well as intriguing windows onto history at Caerlaverock and Drumlanrig castles. With kayaking, mountain biking and plenty of hiking on offer for the more adventurous, there is something for everyone on a break to Dumfries and Galloway.

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 6℃
  • 7℃
  • 9℃
  • 11℃
  • 15℃
  • 17℃
  • 19℃
  • 19℃
  • 16℃
  • 12℃
  • 9℃
  • 7℃
  • 16
  • 12
  • 13
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 12
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Our Ratings

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