Things to Do @Newbridge Country Park
The Local Area
Newbridge Country Park is ideally situated, tucked away against a backdrop of rolling Scottish hills yet a short drive from the main A74 road between Carlisle and Glasgow.
Around an hour’s drive will see you in either of Scotland’s two largest cities. Spend a day amongst the bustle of Glasgow, with it’s abundant shopping and restaurants, or enjoy exploring beautiful, historic Edinburgh with it’s winding, cobbled streets and plentiful attractions.
Dumfries & Galloway
One of Scotland’s best kept secrets, enjoy almost unlimited quiet, beautifully and scenic countryside to explore right on your doorstep, away from the coach-loads of tourists heading further North. This beautiful, lush green region is rich with both agriculture and forestry, with scores of red deer, red kites, red squirrels, otters and other wildlife commonly spotted across this beautiful, rural region.
The Scottish Borders
The beautiful Scottish Borders blends stunning, rolling countryside with a rich history packed with castles, stately homes, abbeys and beautiful villages and towns waiting to be explored.
Take a look below at just a small selection of local tourist attractions
The fairy tale appearance of Carvelock Castle has drawn visitors from across the globe and makes it a popular filming location for both TV and Film.
The castle has a turbulent history and was often caught up in border conflicts.
Learn More about visiting Caverlock Castle, Dumfries here
Caverlock Castle, Dumfries
Mabie Farm Park
Mabie Farm Park
Great for the whole family Mabie farm offers everything from Donkey rides to massive slides. Mabie farm park is a fun day out regardless of rain or shine. There huge indoor play area includes climbing walls, tractor rides and more… The outdoor area gives you and your family the opportunity to meet many of the animal residents, take a slip down the astro turf slides, boat around the pond and so much more… You can learn more about visiting Mabie Farm Park here
Dumfries Local Market
Dumfries Farmers Market - On the first Sunday of every month Dumfries Town host a local producers market. With everything from meats and game, sausages and pies, cheeses, eggs, fish, home grown vegetables and salads, breads, baking, desserts, ice creams and sorbets, jams and preserves, honey, chocolates, fudge, apple juice, cider, beer, wine and local crafts. Everything produced and sold at the market has been made by local people who are keen to show the very best that borders has to offer. Read More here
Other local markets are held throughout Dumfries & Galloway the details of which you can find at the above website.
The Raiders Forest Drive -
Explore the forest of dumfries and galloway. Spectacular scenery, amazing wildlife and unexpected wonders will await you on this stunning drive through the forest lands of Dumfries and Galloway. Learn More here
Raiders Forest Drive, Dumfries
At Drumlanrig Castle the magnificent “pink palace” has something for everyone. Whether thats to explore the world class art collection, to marvel at the stunning acres of Victorian Gardens or to take a woodland adventure at the woodland playground. You can mountain bike, hike and explore the surrounding areas and Treat yourself in the Castle gift shop, Castle Tearoom or the Larchwood Cabin café. Learn More here
One of the UK’s largest waterfall plunges the grey mares tail is a 60m drop into the Moffat water valley. An area of outstanding natural beauty as must do visit when your staying in the Dumfries and Galloway Area.
Breathtaking views extend out as far over to northumbria and the cumbrian lake district. The grey mares tail is a fantastic spot for all levels of wildlife enthusiasts
Learn more about visiting here.
Grey Mares Tail, Dumfries
Grey Mares Tail
Home to the Loch Soon Spitfire. This small independent aviation museum celebrates aviation in the local area over the years. With dedicated displays on the Home Front, RAF Dumfries and the Bomber War plus the only dedicated Airborne Forces collection in Scotland.
Offering both indoor and outdoor exhibitions the aviation museum is a must for aviation enthusiasts and the whole family. Learn more here
Robert Burns House - A simple sandstone house built in Dumfries town was the home of the late Robert Burns one of Scotlands most famous poets. Visit his home and get a feel for how he and his family lived in the 18th century. Explore the home of Robert Burns learn more here
Robert Burns House
The crafty Distillery - If you enjoy a tipple than the crafty distillery is the perfect place to get your taste buds going. A modern distillery set up in 2017 to make “any spirit” is a unique experience and a chance to taste some truly unique spirits made right here in Dumfries & Galloway. With guided tours & tasing experiences this is a must for anyone looking to expand there distilling knowledge.. Learn more about visiting here
The crafty Distillery
Above is just a small example of the many local tourist attractions that the wonderful region of Dumfries and Galloway has to offer. Newbridge Country Park is well placed to go further and explore the Scottish Borders, Northumberland and the Cumbrian Lake District. Our park is the ideal place to set up your new holiday home and get a reel feel for Scottish hospitality at it's best. Check our latest holiday homes for sale and start the journey in becoming a park home owner here at Newbridge today.