Just down the road at Colin, Drummuir Farm has dozens of different flavours of delicious ice cream ranging from Peaches & cream coconut to Rum & raison!
Cream of Galloway Ice Cream near Gatehouse is a sure fire family hit, sample the yummy ice cream while the kids explore the massive adventure play area.
For wet days, visit Eden Rock for some rock climbing in Carlisle.
Historical Places of Interest
Annandale Distillery, on the outskirts of Annan have whisky tours and a great coffee shop, a lovely place to visit.
Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate at Thornhill is steeped in history, filled with treasures and boasts beautiful Victorian gardens along with way-marked woodland walks, cycle routes, championship mountain bike trails, and adventure playground for the children. Bike hire available, tearoom and snack bar. Fabulous events throughout the season. An excellent day out for all the family.
Caerlaverock Castle is a triangular shaped ruin dating from the 13th Century.
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura exhibits local history of the land and people; the Camera Obscura is a dramatic screen showing panoramic views of the surrounding area.
The Robert Burns Centre tells the story of Scotland’s national Bard and his final years in the 1790’s; and Burns House was one of the houses in which he lived.
The Devil’s Porridge Museum at Eastriggs is a really interesting visit back in time.
In Ecclefechan, the birthplace of writer Thomas Carlyle is open to the public (National Trust).
There is a world famous archaeological dig at Whithorn uncovering a 1,500 year old settlement.
Comlongon Castle Hotel at Clarencefield is a 15th Century tower, which hosts many weddings if you want to get married while you are here!