The Lowlands

Discover Scotland's best kept secret

This season, why not get off the beaten track and discover the regions, stays and experiences that the Scottish Lowlands has to offer: from independent distilleries and unique bookshops to a Dark Sky Observatory and captivating coastlines. Southern sibling to the Highlands, the Lowlands and its local Hosts can help you rediscover what's on your doorstep.

Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway is a stunning part of lowland Scotland that is rich with forestry, coastline and sandy beaches. Expect to find enchanting villages like New Abbey and harbour towns such as Kirkcudbright (pronounced "kir-coo-bree") sitting proudly on its south coast.

Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway is a stunning part of lowland Scotland that is rich with forestry, coastline and sandy beaches. Expect to find enchanting villages like New Abbey and harbour towns such as Kirkcudbright (pronounced "kir-coo-bree") sitting proudly on its south coast.

Ayrshire & Arran

Sitting on the west coast of Scotland, Ayrshire & Arran boasts a wealth of culture, island life, picturesque countryside towns and sandy shores. This region is brimming with things to do, one particular highlight is immersing yourself in the stars at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory. The region also produces a range of tasty treats including local Ayrshire tatties.

Ayrshire & Arran

Sitting on the west coast of Scotland, Ayrshire & Arran boasts a wealth of culture, island life, picturesque countryside towns and sandy shores. This region is brimming with things to do, one particular highlight is immersing yourself in the stars at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory. The region also produces a range of tasty treats including local Ayrshire tatties.

Scottish Borders

With rolling hills and expansive countryside in the west to gentle valleys and stunning Berwickshire coastline in the east, the Scottish Borders is not one to miss. Immerse yourself in local history, thrilling sports or explore quaint fishing villages.

Scottish Borders

With rolling hills and expansive countryside in the west to gentle valleys and stunning Berwickshire coastline in the east, the Scottish Borders is not one to miss. Immerse yourself in local history, thrilling sports or explore quaint fishing villages.

Become a distiller for the day

Whilst discovering the Lowlands, why not visit a local distillery and pour yourself a dram. We have just the distillery for you. Annandale Distillery is an independent distillery in Dumfries and Galloway that’s opening its doors on Airbnb for a limited number of stays this summer. Go behind the scenes, stay and become a distiller for a day.

All stays are now booked, but look out for future opportunities on Airbnb to become a distiller for a day

Discover Experiences in the Lowlands

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HILL & NATURE WALK ~ DISCOVER REAL EDINBURGH WITH A LOCAL EXPERT!
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Mindful Meditation with Sleepy Sheep
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In collaboration with VisitScotland

We are proud to have worked alongside VisitScotland, Scotland's national tourist board, to highlight these destinations, experiences and tips. VisitScotland work closely with local authorities, public agencies and private businesses to ensure the experience of visitors is the very best Scotland has to offer. Please check the latest government advice before travelling.

In collaboration with VisitScotland

We are proud to have worked alongside VisitScotland, Scotland's national tourist board, to highlight these destinations, experiences and tips. VisitScotland work closely with local authorities, public agencies and private businesses to ensure the experience of visitors is the very best Scotland has to offer. Please check the latest government advice before travelling.

Photography credits

David N Anderson
Visit South West Scotland / Damian Shields
Kenny Lam
VisitScotland