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Thinking of turning your Raiders Gravel adventure into a week-long getaway? First of all, let us say: smart move. The South of Scotland has so much to offer, and we guarantee you’ll find plenty of things to see and do. Maybe check out our itineraries for some inspiration? For now, we’re here to help you with accommodation: check out our favourite options!

Solway View is located within Balmangan Farm, a 330-acre beef and sheep farm. Any time of year, you can enjoy walking the farm/nature trail and the adjoining woodland.

Accommodation available:
Camping
Caravan

Solway View is a site where you can enjoy the great outdoors: there are great walks around the farm, adjoining woodland and local area. It is located within the UNESCO Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, as well as right by the seaside. Brighouse Bay and Dhoon Bay are the closest beaches, so you could go swimming, paddling, fishing, or simply enjoy the tranquility of the South of Scotland coastline. 

The Solway View campsite has all the necessities: heated WC/shower blocks, cooking areas, dish wash facilities and laundry facilities. Plus, you’ll find a children’s play area, as well as a pet play area!

Address

Solway View Holidays
Patricia & Neil Picken,
Balmangan Farm,
Borgue,
Kirkcudbright,
Dumfries and Galloway,
DG6 4TR

Book now by contacting:

Patricia Picken
solwayviewholidays@gmail.com
+44 (0)1557 870 206
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Solway View Wigwam Holidays in Dumfries & Galloway are a breath of fresh air! Wigwams are like wooden tents with lots of home comforts included. There are 5 of these glamping pods on-site, sleeping up to 5 people, making them great for individuals, couples, friends, or families.

Accommodation available:
Wigwams

Wigwams are a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors year-round as they have heating and are very well insulated. They have raised bed platforms with very comfortable mattresses provided. All you need to remember is to bring your sleeping bags or sheets/quilt and pillows. Alternatively, there’s bedding available to hire (must be booked in advance).

The Solway View Wigwams provide more luxury than the traditional camping options, with an en-suite WC and fantastic cooking facilities, including a fridge, microwave, grill, kettle, and toaster!

Address

Solway View Holidays
Patricia & Neil Picken,
Balmangan Farm,
Borgue,
Kirkcudbright,
Dumfries and Galloway,
DG6 4TR

Book now by contacting:

Patricia Picken
solwayviewholidays@gmail.com
+44 (0)1557 870 206
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Galloway View offers luxury, five star self-catering cottages with fantastic views nestled in the beautiful Galloway countryside, just above Gatehouse of Fleet.

Accommodation available:
Cottages

With 5 unique luxury cottages, Galloway View truly has something for everyone, and the cottages’ locations make them a fantastic start and finish point for all your South of Scotland adventures. 

The cottages are self-catering, providing all that you need to be comfortable during your stay: expect fully kitted-out kitchens, spacious living areas with TV, comfy bedrooms, and private garden or outdoor space (sometimes with hot tub)! All cottages come with private parking spaces too, and most have bike storage facilities – pretty perfect! All the cottages are different, so please check out their individual pages before booking.

Address

Drumwall Farm,
Gatehouse of Fleet,
Castle Douglas,
DG7 2DE

Book now by contacting:

Lizzie Hutchinson
bookings@gallowayview.co.uk
+44 (0)7769693270
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From Gatehouse to the beaches

If you stop someone on the street here in Gatehouse and ask “which is the best beach?”, you will get a long and possibly complicated answer that will include the words “well, it depends”. We have so many beautiful beaches here in Galloway, you’ll have to do some serious exploring before picking your personal favourite!

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The quirky Southern Uplands

The first bit of Scotland that you come to that looks like the Scotland of postcards is the Southern Uplands. This often overlooked area has defined much of Scotland’s history. The fashionable tweed fabric, started here on the Tweed, plus Abbotsford House, the home of novelist Sir Walter Scott, and more fine castles per square mile than anywhere further north. And yes indeed, the highest village in Scotland – who knew that!

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Wigtownshire and the Rhins of Galloway

Close links with Ireland rather than Edinburgh make this lush green part of Galloway a special experience. Take the whole loop or part of it, and perhaps stay a night, and head for the Mull of Galloway where, just for a moment, you can be the most southerly person in Scotland and see six countries on a bright clear horizon day.

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