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What’s on this Summer in Dumfries & Galloway

Updated: May 24, 2023




Hi and welcome to my very First Blog!


We want to make sure you don't miss out on anything while staying with us at Gatehouse Luxury Lodges, as we know how important having a break is.

One of the most frequently asked questions are what is going on in the local area this summer?

Having two children under 7 our holidays are pretty busy, but its all about making memory's for us. For Edie and Hattie its mostly about going to the beach and trying to find what's in the rockpools!



Me, Lottie, Edie & Hattie
Our family!

Top 5 things happening this summer in



Spring Fling - 27th till the 29th of May


The Spring fling is an open studio event the covers the whole of Dumfries and Galloway over three days in May, the event runs every May bank holiday and a great way to explore not only the local area but also some amazing artist.


Full details can be found at the website www.spring-fling.co.uk

Eden Festival - 8th till the 11th of June

Based just outside Moffatt the Eden Festival is the South of Scotland’s best kept festival secret, Eden Festival, This year it has a great line up including disco legends Sister Sledge, Elvana, Genreal Levy and many many more. Its a really family friendly event that anyone can enjoy whatever type of music you like.


Full line up can be found on there website www.edenfestival.co.uk



Absolute Classics Festival - 27th 30th of July

If classic music is more your thing why not try the Absolute Festival at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries, The event is presented by Michael Collins & Daniel King.

There a number of other great artists with full datils on the website www.absoluteclassics.co.uk/festival/



Gatehouse Gala - 30th if July till the 6th

Gala week is a real family favourite for us with so much going on all week, There are family treasure hunts, "Roon the water" fun run and also a shorter race for the kids. One of the highlights in the torchlight procession on Wednesday night along with a full pipe band.


There is also a gala parade on the Saturday which you can can normally finding us taking part.




Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities - July & August

Running for nearly 50 years now the summer festivities at Kirkcudbright have grown and grown every year, Kirkcudbright its self has a rich and vibrant history which comes alive in the summer.


There are events on all though the summer months but the highlight is the floodlit tattoo & fireworks display on the 26th of August, we would highly recommend going is your in the local area.


For full details visit the website www.kirkcudbright.town/kirkcudbright-summer-festivities


This really just scratching the surface of what's going on the year, to keep up to date keep and eye on our website and Facebook page.


We have a busy summer this year with two new Luxury lodges. We look forward to welcoming some new customers and seeing some more familiar faces again!


James & Lotty

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