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Rickwood House Hotel > News > Blog > Dumfries & Galloway is Country File Holiday Destination of 2016

Dumfries & Galloway is Country File Holiday Destination of 2016

We were overjoyed to learn that, in a contest carried out by Country File, Dumfries & Galloway was voted Holiday Destination of the Year!

In the nomination, Dumfries  & Galloway was described as “an overlooked corner whose time has come”.

Dumfries & Galloway was voted for because of- amongst many things, its wonderful beaches – of which there are many close to Portpatrick on the Rhins of Galloway.

Also mentioned were its tranquil forests, the Uk`s only Dark Sky Park, its lovely lochs and streams and astonishing wild life.

Towns and villages close to Portpatrick, such as Wigtown – Scotland`s Book Town  were also mentioned as factors in winning the award for Dumfries & Galloway.

Here in Portpatrick, we are very proud of our wonderful coastline, culminating in the Mull of Galloway, Scotland`s most southerly point. We are also close to several wonderful gardens including Scotland`s Most Exotic Garden – Logan Botanic Garden. We are sure these also helped secure the award for Dumfries & Galloway.

You can read the Country File article about Dumfries & Galloway`s award.

We also think its worth mentioning that we beat runner-up Snowdonia.

 

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How Portpatrick looked in 1932 or thereabouts- nice to see so many at the beach. Sand still looking good today. pic.twitter.com/JjXoXGrt2F

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Happy New Year from Rickwood- the Loony Dookers were out this arvo braving the chilly seas in Portpatrick Harbour… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Really windy in Portpatrick right now! Huge waves. Thankfully electricity still on. #ophelia pic.twitter.com/tGjycUZGtX

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Isle of Whithorn looking good earlier this week. Also visited the Iron Age Roundhouse at Whithorn. Highly recommend… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Tall ship visiting Stranraer Harbour for 1st @StranraerOyster Festival this weekend #VSWS #LoveDandG Weather was v… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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