Aside from the natural environment including spectacular beaches, forest and countryside walks, Dumfries and Galloway has many great places to visit, from historic monuments to farm parks and museums to railways. The magnificent Forest of Ae is just 13 miles away from Penpont Holiday Park.
The 7Stanes is a world-renowned mountain biking trail at Ae, while the 212-mile-long Southern Upland Way is a coast-to-coast walking trail stretching from Portpatrick in the far south west to Cockburnspath in the Scottish Borders and passes within 14 miles of Penpont Holiday Park.
In addition to hillwalking, there are a number of high peaks that can be found close by which are ideal for enthusiastic hill walkers, there are opportunities for golf and fishing (Penpont Park has fishing rights on the Scaur Water) and many places of interest to visit including Drumlanrig Castle, a category A listed castle and home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. As well as tours of the castle, there are opportunities for shooting, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, widlife and Land Rover Tours.There are also walking festivals and other events taking place in the area throughout the year.
For keen cyclists, Dumfries and Galloway has more than 450 miles of signposted National Cycle Network routes, while for mountain bikers, every trail is passable if they’re up for the challenge, including the above-mentioned and world-renowned 7Stanes Mountain Biking trails.
Unsurprisingly for Scotland, there are plenty of world class golf courses, many of them open to the public and reasonably priced, within reach of the site. And for keen anglers, there are also many fishing rivers.
For families, Dalscone Farm Park in Dumfries offers an indoor soft play area and farm park. Near Dalscone is the Dumfries Aviation Museum based on a former RAF airfield with a collection of military fighter jets and passenger aircraft. Dumfries also has many other attractions including Burns House (the home of Scots poet Robert Burns in his latter years) and the Camera Obscura.
The beautiful sandy beach at Sandyhills on the Colvend Coast is a 50-minute drive from Penpont whilst at Leadhills, 19 miles north of Penpont, is a narrow guage railway and in the next village, Wanlockhead, a lead mining museum where visitors can also pan for gold!
Sanquhar, home to the world's first post office and to the famous Sanquhar knitting pattern, is also within easy reach for a visit.
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