6 Dumfries & Galloway Locations In The Top Ten Places In Scotland To Visit

A New Survey shining a spotlight on Scotland’s staycation market and the rising demand in 2021 and beyond has revealed that Dumfries and Galloway is one of the most Popular staycation destinations with 6 towns/villages from right across the region in the top 10 places to visit in the whole of the country.

The Survey held by Sykes Cottages  reveals how the past year affected holiday let bookings in Scotland, motivations for travel, and the estimated impact on Scotlands’ economy in 2021.

Their research includes the key findings from their booking data, as well as insights from consumer research we conducted with British respondents.

  1. The Highlands
  2. Dumfries and Galloway
  3. Scottish Borders
  4. Aberdeenshire
  5. Argyll and Bute
  6. Perth and Kinross
  7. Moray
  8. Fife
  9. South Ayrshire
  10. Angus

The 10 most popular locations in 2021 (from 2019)

  1. Southerness
  2. Kirkcudbright
  3. Grantown-On-Spey
  4. Tomintoul
  5. Whithorn
  6. Gatehouse of Fleet
  7. Portknockie
  8. Isle of Whithorn
  9. Newtonmore
  10. Moffat

Interesting Facts

  • The Highlands is a particularly popular choice amongst Scots, with more than two in five (41%) planning to travel there this year
  • Southerness, Palnackle and Tomintoul are the three most popular destinations for pet-friendly holidays in Scotland
  • East Lothian, South Ayrshire and Stirling have seen the biggest Increases in bookings during the 2021 winter period compared to 2019

Read the full report HERE