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Things to do in Dumfriesshire

The region is home to a number of beautiful lochs, forests, and mountains, as well as several championship golf courses.

Discover everything Dumfriesshire has to offer

There are few holiday parks that can boast such spectacular surroundings and yet be so conveniently located. Queensberry Bay is a coastal retreat making the most of its countryside surroundings. Close by you will find quaint towns, an abundance of historical attractions and an array of beautiful border routes to explore.

View the dark skies at Galloway Forest Park

This impressive forest park boasts tranquil valleys within heather clad hills and rugged rock faces. There are a multitude of walking routes for you to enjoy and of course, having been named as the UK’s first Dark Skies park, there are great stargazing opportunities. Stargazers have been known to witness the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights as it is more commonly known.

Read more on our blog - best places to go stargazing in the UK.

Walks in Dumfriesshire

Queensberry Bay is conveniently located close to several walking routes, national parks and outdoor adventure centres in Dumfries and Galloway. With our unique location on the coast by the Scottish borders, there are a number of amazing routes to explore and scenery to see right on our doorstep. There’s also guided walks, biking routes, some beautiful sandy beaches and much more available locally. The options are endless for those who love an adventure in the great outdoors!

Days out in Dumfriesshire

Explore the local attractions in Dumfries and Galloway while staying with us and experience fantastic days out for all the family. 

Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve

Get in touch with nature at Caerlaverock

Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve is just a short distance away from Queensberry Bay and is the perfect place to get in touch with your wild side. You can watch the wintering geese, listen for Scotland’s rarest amphibian, the Natterjack Toad and take time to enjoy the variety of events they put on through the year!


The Sandpiper terrace

The Sandpiper Cafe Bar

Our state of the art facility at Queensberry Bay is the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat and a drink. With exquisite views over the Solway Firth, you'll never want to leave.

Pease Bay Discovery Trail

Discovery Trail

Take a walk around our park on this interactive trail. Find out lots of interesting facts about all your favourite animals, birds and bugs, where they live, what they eat, how long they live, and even where their names come from.

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Come and visit us at Queensberry Bay, and explore everything Dumfries and Galloway has to offer on holiday. We can't wait to see you!

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