10 HISTORIC GEMS IN D&G TO TAKE THE KIDS TO DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

This coming week kids will get a few days holidays from school.  There are many fantastic sites around the Region that are child friendly.  In this weeks blog we have listed 10 historic gems within Dumfries and Galloway that are well worth a visit and we think will keep them entertained!   1.    ORCHARDTON TOWER This round tower from the 15th Century is a great place to …

So what has Dumfries and Galloway ever done for us? Thomas Telford

So What has Dumfries and Galloway really done for us? Thomas Telford 2016 sees the launch of Visit Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Across the year we will showcase Dumfries and Galloway’s historic contribution to these areas. Solway Tours would like to inspire the people across Scotland and beyond in recognising the role of people within our region …

A tour you will never forget!

Have you ever thought about making the journey to the WW1 Battlefields? If you have always thought about it but not done anything about it well now is the time.  This year is the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles for the British and Allied forces during the First World War.   Thousands of people will make the …

Emotive songs about WW1

As we all know music is a powerful tool! It can take us to a certain period of our life within seconds and kindle strong emotions both positive and negative.  In our blog this week  we wanted to share two songs which always makes both of us at Solway Tours reflect on the devastating impact that World War One had on …

7 Battlefield Sites on the Somme that everyone should visit in their lifetime!

This year marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the  bloodiest conflicts in history.  The mere mention of the beautiful river north of Amiens still resonates clearly and throws up images linked to military planning and the use of young men in large numbers to achieve military success.  The 60,000 casualties on the first day of …