Cairn Holy chambered cairns
These two prehistoric tombs are situated on open land overlooking Wigtown Bay. Local legend asserts that King Galdus is buried here. The site is within easy reach of the A75 and makes for a pleasant walk along farm tracks.
The Whithorn Trust
Step back in time to the middle of the first millennium AD in one of our Biosphere Communities. Archaeological excavations at Whithorn have uncovered evidence of the first Christian community in Scotland and it is still possible to walk the Whithorn Way, following in the footsteps of pilgrims.
Culzean Castle & Country Park
Looked after by the National Trust for Scotland, 18th century Culzean Castle commands unparalleled views across the Ayrshire coast from its clifftop location. The surrounding estate covers more than 600 acres of forest, parkland and beaches for the whole family to enjoy.
The atmospheric ruins of Dunure Castle on the South Ayrshire coast date back to the 15th century, and have been witness to many dramatic events in the hundreds of years since. It was the ancient seat of the Carrick Kennedy clan.
Dumfries House, near Cumnock in the north of the Biosphere, is a stately home with more than 2,000 acres of gardens and woodlands to explore. The estate is open all year round, and there are accommodation and dining options, a vibrant events calendar, plus educational courses.
Threave Castle & Estate
Threave Castle was built by Archibald The Grim in the 14th century and was a stronghold for the Black Douglases. Today the surrounding estates are a haven for wildlife and the location of an ambitious landscape restoration project.