Ross Bay Retreat – Guest Favourites & Our Local Recommendations

Explore Ross Bay & Dumfries & Galloway

We are so lucky to have so much to see and do right on our doorstep here at Ross Bay. Here are some of our guest’s favourite places to visit and our local recommendations. Fancy heading out for a bite to eat or drink, there are some of our favourite places to enjoy locally.

We hope very much that our guests have a wonderful time in our beautiful part of Scotland. Anything we can do to help you find where to go, what to do and locate our hidden secrets and local gems, just ask.

Most Popular Cafes & Tea Rooms

Most Popular Pubs 

Most Popular Activities 

Doon Bay Beach

Most Popular Visitor Attractions

  • Red Deer Range, Galloway Forest Park – Enjoy spotting deer and other wildlife from the shelter of the hide
  • Red kites at Bellymack Farm – Red kites have been congregating at Bellymack Hill Farm since 2001 when they were reintroduced to Galloway
  • Dark Space Planetarium, Kirkcudbright – Brand new, state of the art interactive experience for all ages. If you love gazing at the stars in the night sky or wondered what its like to be in space the superb planetarium is a great place to visit.

Most Popular Child Friendly Attractions 

  • Ernespie Farm Park – woodland walks, bouncy cushions, climbing frames, animal feeding and even tractor driving
  • Dalscone Farm Fun – Exciting outdoor play areas and an animal petting farm
  • Mabie Farm Park – Small amusement park with quad bikes, paddle boats & a long slide, plus trampolines & a petting zoo

Best Views

Views from Ross Bay Retreat

Best Local Walk

Best Bike Hire 

Best Local Farm Shop

Enjoy your time at Ross Bay in Dumfries & Galloway.

From Us All at Ross Bay Retreat

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