Things to see and do:

Castle Douglas

This market town located 6 miles from Bengali Holiday Cottage.  The Food Town offers food shoppers the best of local produce.  There are over 50 independantly run businesses in the town. Threave Gardens is located on the outskirts of the town.

http://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/c...

Kirkcudbright

The Artists Town of Kirkcudbright sits only 5 miles from Ringford.  Located on the Solway Coast and the banks of the River Dee, Kircudbright is a great destination for artists.

http://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/k...

Gatehouse of Fleet

Travel 8 miles west of the cottage and you will find Gatehouse of Fleet.  A picturesque town close to beaches at Cardoness, Carrick and Mossyard.  

http://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/g...

Golf

There are a large number of courses available in the area ranging from the lovely parkland course at New Galloway to the links championship course at Southerness.

http://www.visitsouthernscotland.co.uk/golf-c1733....

Mountain Biking

The cottage is well located for trails at Kirroughtree, Glentrool, Dalbeattie, Mabie and Ae.

http://www.7stanesmountainbiking.com/

Outdoor Activity Centres

Laggan Outdoor and Galloway Activity centres give you the options of land and water based activities - including one of Europe's Longest Zip Wires for those brave enough to give it a go!!  

http://www.lagganoutdoor.co.uk/

http://www.lochken.co.uk/