Tourist information about the local area- Galloway and the surrounding countryside

Spectacular Scenery

Within easy reach of Chapelerne there is numerous safe beaches, secluded bays and inlets, lochs, rivers and spectacular cliff-top walks.

Castle Douglas

Swimming & Fitness at Castle Douglas swimming pool complete with a sauna and fitness suite with all the latest equipment. The pool though small(16 meters) is ideal for young children.

Lochside Theatre is a two hundred seat auditorium which has a regular programme of music, drama, and cinema. This theatre has been converted from the former St. Andrew's Church in 1996 and is home to three local drama/musical groups.

At Carlingwark loch there is available putting, squash and boating.


There is a variety of fishing available in the area. Coarse fishing on Loch Ken, with some very large pike also perch and trout. Salmon rivers abound Annan, Urr, Dee and Stincher are all well known. The Solway also affords very good sea-fishing.


The region has all the best features about walking holidays in Scotland, with all the landscapes you could want resting side by side. Sandy beaches, acres of sky and miles of rugged coastline.


For cycling holidays on quiet roads, you are spoilt for choice. The National Cycle Network route 7 tranverses the region with 130 miles of stunning scenery and forests. If an off road challenge for your cycling holiday appeals, then make sure you take time to visit 5 of the 7stanes, located at Ae, Mabie, Dalbeattie, Kirroughtrie and Glentrool forests.

Castles, Gardens and Museums

There are beautiful gardens such as Threave, Logan Botanical or Arbigland the birth place of John Paul Jones, founder of the American Navy.

Consider a trip to one of the many Castles, museums or stately homes such as Drumlanrig. Visit a salmon ladder and Hydro electric scheme at Tongland near Kirkcudbright.