Scotland’s most southerly point

The Mull of Galloway is Scotland’s most Southerly Point and one of the best kept secrets in the UK. The Rhins of Galloway peninsula remains an unspoiled paradise for visitors on the lookout for peace and tranquillity.

Beautiful countryside awaits you in the Rhins of Galloway, together with miles of sandy beaches, splendid views and cliff top walks. Wildlife in the area is abundant and the Mull of Galloway is one of the best places in the UK to view dolphins, porpoises and many sea birds. The warm climate means that the area is blessed with stunning gardens, each with its own individuality, and a variety of plants and trees.

Much lies in wait for you to see and do in the Rhins of Galloway and we also have a wide selection of holiday accommodation available from coastal retreats to farm steadings in some enviable locations.

The lighthouse tower is open at weekends, bank holidays and school holidays from March 29th 2024 to 3rd November 2024.

The Engine Room Exhibition is open daily until 3rd November 2024.


The lighthouse is not generally open on weekdays unless it is a holiday, so please check the dates below to avoid disappointment if you want to climb to the top of the tower.

The Mull of Galloway Experience

At the award winning Mull of Galloway Experience, you can climb the 115 steps to the top of Scotland’s most southerly Lighthouse, where a spectacular view from the balcony and lightroom will reward you for your efforts! For more stunning views over the cliffs, take a walk to the Foghorn and viewing platform. For those keen to learn about how the Lighthouse used to operate, the Lighthouse Exhibition in the old engine room has an extensive array of information. The Engines and  Foghorn are now fully operational following a refurbishment project. There are regular blasts and engine demonstrations throughout the year and group bookings are welcome.

For more information about the local birdlife, pay a visit to the RSPB visitor centre and reserve. The area is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a beautiful circular walk with viewpoints allows you to explore the 30 acres of heathland on the reserve.

For refreshments, the popular Gallie Craig Coffee House offers a range of meals, snacks, drinks and delicious home baking.

The Mull of Galloway is owned by the Mull of Galloway Trust and the Mull of Galloway Experience is operated as a joint venture with Northern Lighthouse Board, RSPB Scotland and Gallie Craig Coffee House.

The Photography currently used on this website is subject to copyright. We would like to thank Fraser Duff  Andrew Jackson RB Photography Ian Cowe and local residents and tourists for kindly allowing us to use their photographs. You can see more in our Galleries.

Click to visit the Lighthouse Holiday Cottages

Click to visit the Gallie Graig

Click to visit the RSPB