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What's on


Do you want to know what’s on during your stay - or an idea of what there is to see and do in the local area? Then we’ve got you covered. Here on this page, we’ll be keeping you up to date with local events, places to visit and just about anything we think our guests would be interested in. In 2023 Lonely Planet listed Dumfries and Galloway as one of their Top 30 destinations for 2023 - you can see some of their top recommendations here


Closeburn Castle Ghost Hunt

Join Haunted Rooms at Closeburn Castle for a night of ghost hunting you'll not soon forget! This castle, dating back to the mid-13th century / early 14th century and nestled within 20 acres of the secluded Scottish countryside, is the oldest tower house in Scotland and one of the oldest continuously inhabited buildings in the country.

Wild Swan Feeds

WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Experience the sights and sounds of hundreds of swans, ducks and geese at the daily swan feeds! Plus a variety of changing exhibitions and vents held throughout the year 


Scotland''s Gardens Open for Charity - The Limes

Extensive plantswoman's garden with many diverse habitats open for charity. There is an abundance of spring flowers in bloom at this time of year and a visit is highly recommended. Open days is on 19th May.


Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival - 23rd May-2nd June 2024

An 11 day packed programme of world class theatre, music, dance, comedy and spoken word for audiences to enjoy across our beautiful region.


The Eden Festival - 13th-16th June 2024

Eden Festival - an independent, family friendly, 4-day festival celebrating music, arts and culture. The 13th edition of the festival takes places from the 13th to the 16th of June 2024 at the stunning Raehill’s Estate just outside of Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway. Showcasing both internationally acclaimed artists as well as local up and coming, from Folk, Soul and Electronica to Jazz, Rockabilly, World and everything in between. More than 250 acts over 10 stages, as well as plenty of cabaret, comedy, kids activities and workshops.


Wigtown Book Festival - 27th September-6th October

A ten day literary celebration in Scotland's National Book Town

Founded in 1999, the 10-day Wigtown Book Festival is now one of the UK's best-loved literary events. This year the programme has over 200 events and activities for all ages, including music, theatre, food and visual arts.

Some other sites which you may find useful when planning your stay include:


Events in and around Dumfries & Galloway


Visit Scotland

Things to do and see in Dumfries & Galloway

D&G Online

Regularly updated with lots of information about events in Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway! What's going on?

Upcoming events in Dumfries & Galloway

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