The Rhins Peninsular is in south-west Scotland and includes Drummore, the most southerly village in Scotland. The area has a mild climate, due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. With sandy beaches, green fields and a gently rolling landscape it is popular with a range of holiday makers.
Mull of Galloway
Well worth a visit. Spectacular cliffs and swirling seas. Owned by the RSPB it is a great place to see a wide variety of birds, dolphins and porpoises. There is a lovely cafe and gift shop with views out onto the cliffs and the sea. There are lovely, gentle walks around the headland and 30 acre heathland site, with seating to enjoy the views. 115 steps takes you to the top of the lighthouse with outstanding views. The area is a designated SSSI and the staff at the RSPB centre are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
A pretty harbour village with great pubs and restaurants. Lovely walks along the headland, which is the start of the Southern Upland Way, leading to coves and a lighthouse. There is a Lifeboat Station and gift shop, as well as other gift shops in the village.
Loch Ryan & Beaches
There are numerous beaches on the Peninsular and up the Ayrshire coast, often empty of people. Sandhead is a particularly popular beach with its expanse of sand at low tide. Popular with fishermen, open water swimmers, paddle boarders and dog walkers.
About an hours journey up the Ayrshire coast is the National Trust for Scotland's property. As well as the castle there are fabulous beaches, woodlands and graded walks. A great place to explore with the family.
Owing to the mild climate there are an abundance of local gardens that are well worth a visit. Logan Botanic Gardens are on the South Rhins but there are also Leswalt Gardens, Castle Kennedy and Glenwhan Gardens locally.