The Romantic Secrets of Dumfries and Galloway

There are more romantic spots in Dumfries and Galloway than you might imagine.  A loved-up trip around the stunning area is definitely one for the bucket list with that special someone.

The Romantic Secrets of DumfriesSo grab your loved one and discover Dumfries and Galloway’s most romantic locations with our guide below.  From the breath taking feeling of being immersed in amazing cliff top views to the blissful experience of just the two of you within a cosy beach cove, these romantic locations are just a few of the places that make for the perfect couple escape!


Just a beautiful stroll away from Kippford you can find the hidden gem of Rockcliffe, where natural beauty, spectacular views and a pretty little sandy bay are just waiting to be discovered.  Take the nature trail along the water and stop for a spot of tea at the local outdoor tea room, whilst enjoying a real sense of peace and tranquility.

The Romantic Secrets of Dumfries


Caerlaverock or “Land of the Lark” is a bird watchers paradise and from dawn till dusk remains a soul warming place to be.  Couples can melt away into the swirling blues and greys of the National Nature Reserve, where endless mudflats and saltmarsh attract an interesting mix of wildlife.  For those who enjoy delving deep into history, the romantic and picturesque 13th century Caerlaverock Castle is also a must-see!

Galloway Dark Sky Park

Stargazing in Galloway Dark Sky Park is a fantastic experience.  The region covers 300 square miles that have been protected from light pollution.  On moonless nights the Milky Way can be seen stretching from one horizon to the other.  Thousands more stars are visible compared to a typical town or city.  On the outskirts of the park you will find the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory – a beacon of public stargazing events.


The Romantic Secrets of Dumfries“The Secret Coast” of Colvend is a popular romantic hotspot only a few miles from Kippford, where couples can soak up the finest golden sands and outstanding natural beauty.  There’s also an array of activities such as golfing, kayaking and fishing to be enjoyed, before winding down under a magical sunset by the sea.

Sweetheart Abbey

There’s no better place to reignite that spark than Sweetheart Abbey, located in the historically romantic village of New Abbey, five miles south of Dumfries.  The 12th century abbey is not only famous for its love story, but also its charming atmosphere and ancient ruins that continue to dominate the skyline today.

Whether it’s fairy-tale walks through woodland forests, exhilarating mountain bike riding or a picnic by the sea that brings out the romantic in you,  Dumfries and Galloway is undeniably a must visit location for couples!  Oozing with countryside, lochs, wildlife and cosy restaurants, a dreamy adventure is guaranteed!

So if you’re holidaying with your loved one at Coastal Kippford, Dalbeattie, make sure you give these recommended locations a try.

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Coastal Kippford (aka Kippford Holiday Park)