The Machars is a Scots word meaning the flat area of land between the hills and coastline. This defines the area well as we have the Galloway Hills to the north, and the Solway Firth and Luce Bay to the south. The Machars is a beautiful part of Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland. If you enjoy the great outdoors, unspoilt countryside and coastlines, your visit to Scotland should start here.
The Machars has a diversity of natural habitats. The combination of farmland, heathland, and shoreline, provides homes for a variety of mammals, birds and wild flowers, rarely seen in other parts of Scotland, due to the Gulf Stream influencing our climate.
The lack of light pollution, means that on a clear night, the planets and stars can be seen in all their glory.
Relax, unwind and lose yourselves in the Machars, where time seems less demanding and people still live in tune with the steady rhythms of rural life. Take your foot off the accelerator, and enjoy everything around you, after all you're among friends. Don't be surprised if you find that the people in the little towns and villages aren't always 'locals' born and bred. Often they're visitors who have fallen under the spell of the Machars.
The Machars - Scotlands' best kept secret.
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