Hello and welcome to our website.
I’ve lived and worked in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland for 60 years and started Galloway Holidays in 2004. I’d just retired as a policeman and thought my knowledge and passion for the region and love of the area was an ideal combination to create inspiring tour breaks. I’m pleased to say that over the past 12 years we’ve provided many activity and other holidays for many satisfied customers from around the world. Have a look at our reviews.
We are fortunate that the Dumfries and Galloway region has all the ingredients for a fantastic holiday in Scotland. There are many attractions, both natural and also holiday related businesses which can be combined to produce a great holiday. The natural environment with over 200 miles of coastline including three National Scenic Areas, the Galloway Forest Park and Galloway Hills are popular attractions.
The business operates from our base in Castle Douglas. My wife, Tina, runs our stylish B&B in Castle Douglas, Summerhill which we use for at least the first night’s accommodation on some of our activity holidays. It works well to host the welcome meeting to go over the tour information after arrival. An example of how we are a wee bit different from the big operators is that if you arrive by mid-afternoon (usually the day before the tour start day) you can take a free ‘acclimatisation trip’ to nearby iconic Threave Castle (on a river island accessed by boat) and / or Threave Garden (National Trust for Scotland), one of the top Gardens in Scotland. You can then stop in at our local brewery for a beer or one of the many cafes in our ‘food town’ on return. A good way to acclimatise I think!
Welcome to Galloway Holidays.- Robin Hogg