The Rhinns (or Rhins) of Galloway is a hammerhead-shaped peninsula west of Stranraer that runs 25 miles from north to south. Its coastal scenery includes rugged cliffs, tiny harbours and sandy beaches. Dairy cattle graze on the greenest grass you've ever seen, and the warm waters of the Gulf Stream give the peninsula the mildest climate in Scotland.
Pretty Portpatrick, set around a harbour, is a big drawcard. Further south, sleepy Port Logan has an excellent sandy beach and a famous botanical garden. From Drummore, a fishing village on the east coast, it's another 5 miles to the spectacular Mull of Galloway, Scotland's most southerly point.