Let´s visit Scotland´s most southern point – the Mull of Galloway.
Dumfries & Galloway reminded me so much of Ireland – no wonder as the Green Island is close by and even visible from the coast.
Beautiful countryside awaits you in the Rhins of Galloway, together with miles of sandy beaches, splendid views and cliff top walks. Wildlife in the area is abundant and the Mull of Galloway is one of the best places in the UK to view dolphins, porpoises and many sea birds. The warm climate means that the area is blessed with stunning gardens, each with its own individuality, and a variety of plants and trees.
Skiddaw in the English Lake District is visible 68 miles due east of here, while Snaefell on the Isle of Man can be seen 31 miles to the south east. On a really clear day you can even see Snowdon, 133 miles to the south in Wales.
The still active lighthouse was built in 1828 and lit up in 1830 for the first time. The tower is 26m high and you can actually climb up to the top. It is surrounded by cottages and workshops – some of them are part of the museum now.
The old foghorn built 1894, was out of use from 1987 to April 2018, the engines are running again and now it is the only operational Foghorn on mainland Scotland.