Things to see and do - Dumfries
Unmissable tourist sites
Dumfries Travel guide
Dumfries : Michelin's recommendations
Known as the "Queen of the South", this Scottish tourist town is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. Agriculture is still the main activity, despite initiatives to diversify into industry and white-collar business. Dumfries has major historical associations with the national poet Robert Burns, and Robert the Bruce, who killed the co-Protector of Scotland here and subsequently triggered the second phase of Scotland's Wars of Independence.
Tourist attractions Dumfries : Things to see and do
High Street GB - Dumfries DG12
An imposing building with an angular silhouette, softened by the fine openwork balustrades and delicate ironwork of the outer staircase railings. The front of Midsteeple bears the royal arms, a yard-stick and a map of the city at the time of Burns.
Church Crescent GB - Dumfries DG1 1DF
Burns' Statue, at the far northern end of High Street, dating back to 1882, commemorates Dumfries' most famous citizen. A plaque on the wall of the buildings to the west of the statue marks the site of the Franciscan monastery where Robert the Bruce ..
Burns Street GB - Dumfries DG1 2PS
Burns spent the last few years of his life in this house, now a museum. The room on the left-hand side of the ground floor has displays of some of the poet's abundant correspondence. The small upper room, furnished with a desk and chair, still has th..
Lockerbie Road, Torthorwald GB - Dumfries DG1 3PT
In beautiful private grounds, only 4 miles (6.5 km) from Dumfries and 8 miles (13 km) from Lockerbie, this charming 200-year-old country house hotel offers digital TV and free Wi-Fi. On the A709 Lockerbie Road, the The Manor Hotel & Restaurant has g..
English Street, Dumfries GB - Dumfries DG1 2DF
Prix Prices from : 58 £
Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club is situated right in the very heart of Dumfries. DG One leisure club is less than a minute’s walk away, and Odeon cinema and the Theatre Royal can be reached in 5 minutes on foot. The hotel offers 91 en suite rooms a..
67 Annan Road GB - Dumfries DG1 3EG
Prix Prices from : 60 £
With free parking and full Scottish breakfasts, Moreig Hotel is just 5 minutes from Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club. A 10-minute stroll to Dumfries centre, the cosy rooms offer free Wi-Fi. Set in a grand Victorian building, the rooms have en suite b..
95a High St GB - Annan DG12 6DJ
Above a fish and chip shop on the main street. Dark walls provide an intimate feel and tables are elegantly laid. Interesting, intricate dishes are skilfully prepared and packed with local produce: the chef has close ties with his suppliers.
Hartfell Cres. GB - Moffat DG10 9AL
Small hotel restaurant with smartly laid tables, an open fire and attractive marquetry. Large bay window looks down the valley. Good value weekly menus feature tasty, well-presented classics.
GB - Kirkbean DG2 8AA
Altrive Pl GB - Moffat DG10 9EB
Large, laid-back, modern eatery that caters for all appetites - serving snacks, light lunches, afternoon tea, more substantial dinners and all-day brunch on Sundays. Cooking has a traditional base and features fresh, local ingredients.
Blackaddie Rd GB - Sanquhar DG4 6JJ
Former manse with 16C origins, set by the river. Lunch offers good value classics; dinner is more elaborate and features complex, original cooking. Ingredients are luxurious and dishes, well-presented. Bedrooms are named after game birds; ask for 'Gr..
High St GB - Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG
Formal restaurant in a traditional former coaching inn. Extensive menu offers regional ingredients in classic combinations; Galloway Beef and Kirkcudbright scallops feature. A carved copy of the Selkirk Grace hangs proudly on the wall.