What to do

Dumfries and Galloway is the ideal place for an activity filled holiday if that is what you are after.

The Dumfries and Galloway region has a wealth of country sports to choose from and activities for families including visiting a chocolate factory, farm parks, adventure playgrounds, fishing, golf, cycling, walking, bird watching, horse riding and other outdoor activities including water sports, archery and shooting. Staff at the hotel can advise on the best attractions to see and activities to do nearby.

Shooting

The shooting season begins from September through the winter and Urr Valley Country House Hotel is perfectly situated to accommodate shooting groups for the local shooting locations which have different terrains and varied habitat. They range from smaller well managed farm shoots to larger commercial estates.

You could go game shooting including rabbit, grouse, partridge, snipe, woodcock, goose and duck shooting on the famous Solway Firth. Pheasant shooting, clay-pigeon shooting and red and roe deer stalking is also available in the local area.

Special Shooters Group Discount Package:

  • Double / twin rooms from £45 per person per night includes bed and breakfast
  • Double / twin rooms from £60 per person per night includes dinner bed and breakfast
  • Packed lunches are available at an additional charge

Bird Watching and Wildlife

People visit Dumfries and Galloway region for the great opportunity to see wildlife and birds. We can accommodate bird watching groups and suggest the best locations to visit to catch glimpses of red kites, ospreys, buzzards, doves, warblers, flycatchers and woodpeckers amongst many others.

The local Galloway Kite Trail is a fantastic opportunity for exciting bird watching. There is also varied wildlife in the region from red squirrels, wild goats, red deer, geese, swans and many more.

Special Bird Watcher’s Group Discount Package

  • Double / twin rooms from £45 per person per night includes bed and breakfast
  • Double / twin rooms from £60 per person per night inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Packed lunches are available at an additional charge

Fishing

Dumfries and Galloway is the ideal place for fishing. You can catch your own fresh, Scottish salmon or sea trout in the many local lochs, rivers and coastal areas. Fly fishing is available at nearby loch ken and river Nith.

Golf

Golf is a very popular pastime in Galloway thanks to the ample grounds available. There are over 30 golf courses within the region. There is also the famous championship Solway links course in nearby Southerness and golf courses at nearby Kirkcudbright plus many more local courses to choose from.

Walking

There are miles of Galloway countryside, coastline and forestry to enjoy hours of walking in the clean, fresh country air. There are many walking paths in the area. The longest of which is the Southern Upland Way, which happens to be Scotland’s longest walk. This is a perfect area for a walking holiday.

Cycling

Mountain biking is also another popular pastime in the local area. Nearby Dalbeattie forest is a fantastic place for cycling. One of the famous 7Stanes mountain bike trails is at Dalbeattie due to its rocky grounds and coastal setting. There is a range of cycling paths in the local area to choose from.

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