In February, BBC Countryfile Magazine announced that Dumfries & Galloway was the winner of its award for Holiday Destinatio of the Year 2016. The runner up was Snowdonia in Wales.

 

BBC Countryfile’s website says, “In his nomination, our expert Dixe Wills described Dumfries and Galloway as “an overlooked corner whose time has come. And how right he was. Readers voted resoundingly for Dumfries and Galloway as winner of Holiday Destination of the Year due to its plentiful charms – tranquil forests, astonishing wildlife, wonderful beaches, lochs and streams, plus the UK’s original Dark Sky Park.”