Discover the treasures of the Rhins of Galloway

The Rhins of Galloway is an undiscovered part of Dumfries and Galloway, situated only two hours drive from Glasgow. Elaine the owner of Dundream holistic retreat in the North Rhins of Galloway, is passionate about the area she grew up in and now enjoys promoting it as a relaxing hideaway destination for UK and overseas visitors. The hammerhead peninsula called the Rhins stretches 25 miles from north to south. With its breathtaking scenery and fresh sea breezes the Rhins of Galloway proudly hosts the following accolades:

The most southerly point of Scotland is found at the Mull of Galloway, with views on a clear day to the Isle of Man and the Lake District. It also has a RSPB reserve and coffee-house perched on the cliff face called the Gallie Craig.

"The Mull of Galloway is the most southerly point in Scotland"

“The Mull of Galloway is the most southerly point in Scotland”

The Rhins of Galloway  has a variety of beautiful gardens influenced by the warm Gulf Stream. These are: Logan Botanical; Castle Kennedy; Glenwhan and as featured below Dunskey gardens.

"Beautiful Dunskey gardens   with walled garden and maze"

“Beautiful Dunskey gardens with walled garden and maze”

Abundant flora and fauna are found around the Rhins rocky shores: seals; dolphins; basking sharks; sea birds; birds of prey; deer; foxes; badgers and hares.  Corsewall point and the shores of Loch Ryan are renowned for bird watching.

"The Rhins of Galloway's stunning coastline"

“The Rhins of Galloway’s stunning coastline”

The Southern Upland Way which stretched 212 miles from the pretty village of Portpatrick in the south west of Scotland to Cockburnspath in the east.

"Southern Upland way commences at Portpatrick"

“Southern Upland way commences at Portpatrick”

Amazing unspoiled and uncrowded beaches for a fun family day out. Killantringan bay is one of Elaine’s favourites. Great for bracing dips in the refreshing Irish sea, picnics and finishing with a game of rounders!

"Killantringan bay near Portpatrick"

“Killantringan bay near Portpatrick”

In the Rhins of Galloway there are many hotels and restaurants promoting locally sourced food including michelin star Knockinaam Lodge and the unique Corsewall Lighthouse hotel.

"Romantic dining at Corsewall Lighthouse restaurant"

“Romantic dining at Corsewall Lighthouse restaurant”

For golf enthusiasts the local 18 hole local courses: Portpatrick Dunskey and Creachmore are open all  year round with striking views of the Irish sea and Loch Ryan.

"Creachmore golf course views of Loch Ryan"

“Creachmore golf course views of Loch Ryan”

These images give a glimpse of the treasures of the Rhins of Galloway peninsula and why this area holds such a special place in Elaine’s heart.

 

  One thought on “Discover the treasures of the Rhins of Galloway

  1. January 3, 2016 at 9:48 am

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