On our last day in Dumfries we visted Threave. There's a stately home with gardens, a castle and a nature reserve. It was a beautiful day, so we stayed in the outdoors! Threave Gardens, owned by National Trust for Scotland, are beautiful, with woodland areas, wetland areas and wildflower meadows.
There are some lovely touches to help wildlife including this bat roost
and this bee and bug hotel
which has all sorts of detail in it, including ducks, a wolf and a human figure.
where you can get a boat to Threave Castle
We were too late in the season to see the ospreys at their nest, but we were delighted to see about 8 red kites, which are wonderful raptors to see, so colourful and so large!