Cardoness Shore As the tide goes out the many rocky islets are gradually uncovered around the edge of the shore, excellent for rockpooling. More.
Cairnholy There are two burial sites at Cairnholy dating from Neolithic times, both very well preserved and commanding fine views over Wigtown Bay. Cairnholy I is notable for the impressive facade, in front of which, archaeological evidence suggests, ceremonies took place. More.
The River Fleet
The River Fleet There are pretty walks alongside the Fleet as it meanders down through the valley. Bankside trees shade many favoured fishing pools. More.
Fantastic Beaches The tide goes out a long way across the Fleet Bay opening up huge expanses of sandy beach. Sandy bays are to be found at Cardoness, Mossyard, Sandgreen and Carrick. More.
Caerlaverock Castle One of Scotland's greatest medieval castles - about an hour away, south of Dumfries. Can be combined with a visit to Sweetheart Abbey, the New Abbey Cornmill, (both also Historic Scotland), Caerlaverock Bird Reserve, or The National Museum of Costume at New Abbey. Historic Scotland:read more.