5 reasons to visit the WW1 Battlefields with Solway Tours

1. Passionate Historians We have always had a very keen interest in the history of the First World War, having both taught the horrors and impact of the conflict  in a number of Scottish Schools.  We clearly witnessed  the impact that visiting these emotive sites can have on young people and dried the eyes of many as they stood on the battlefields of Picardy …

Kirkpatrick Ancestral Tour

Recently we had the pleasure of  guiding the Kirkpatrick family from Colorado Springs around some of the key sites connected with their ancestors from Southern Scotland.  As historians we are passionate about helping others trace their family history and put together a picture of where their ancestors lived,  worked and where they are now laid to rest.  With each ancestral …

Annandale Distillery

Visitors are offered different tour options and can meet Distillery Manager, Malcolm Rennie, formerly of Kilchoman Distillery, Islay. Local craftsmanship is displayed in the woodwork and furniture which has been made by Kirkcudbright master craftsman, Ian Cameron-Smith. There are also coffee and gift shops. Annandale Distillery, Northfield, Annan DG12 5LL [web] www.annandaledistillery.com

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation at Portrack by Charles Jencks

If you have never visited the Garden of Cosmic Speculation then this should definitely be on your list of places you must see! 2016 is Visit Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and this site absolutely fits this theme! The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is a 30 acre garden designed by landscape architect Charles Jencks and his late wife …

5 Star Historic Tours in Dumfries and Galloway and Beyond!

In February Solway Tours celebrated the anniversary of their first bespoke guided historic tour.  In the same month we were also extremely delighted with the Visit Scotland press release announcing that we had been awarded five stars for our tours and that we are the first and only Visit Scotland five star tour in Dumfries and Galloway.  Receiving such an award within the …