Things to see and do - Dumfries
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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
GB - Thornhill DG3 4AQ
The 17C Drumlanrig Castle is a particularly majestic castle with four square towers quartering the courtyard structure in the native tradition. The main façade is innovative with its terraces, horseshoe staircase, dramatic turreted skyline and rich s..
Castle Douglas GB - Castle Douglas DG7 1RX
Given to the National Trust for Scotland in 1948, the estate is made up of four farms, 48 ha of forest, a manor and a 26 ha park. The Victorian manor houses a school and has a garden that is the work of practical exercises by the students themselves...
Kay Brae GB - Moffat DG10
The long and beautiful course of the River Tweed takes it past a great many monuments and superb natural landmarks, beginning with the waterfall known as Grey Mare's Tail. Next in line come Traquair House (12C-17C); Bowhill, home of the Duke of Buccl..
67 Annan Road GB - Dumfries DG1 3EG
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With free parking and full Scottish breakfasts, Caledonian Hotel is just 5 minutes from Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club. A 10-minute stroll to Dumfries centre. Set in grand Victorian villa, the hotel incorporates a restaurant, bar and function suite..
The Crichton Bankend Road GB - Dumfries DG1 4ZZ
Located just 1.6 miles south of Dumfries, Holiday Inn Dumfries boasts a restaurant, a bar and a 24-hour front desk. Boasting free on-site parking and free WiFi access for all guests, Sweetheart Abbey is 8.1 miles away and Threave Castle is a 40-minut..
49 Lovers Walk GB - Dumfries DG1 1LT
The Station Hotel is a beautiful Victorian building only a 5-minute walk from the town centre. It still retains many original features, and offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. Rooms at Best western Station Hotel are all equipped with a flat-screen F..
95a High St GB - DG12 6DJ Annan
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.
GB - DG2 8AA Kirkbean
Altrive Pl GB - DG10 9EB Moffat
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.
Hartfell Cres. GB - DG10 9AL Moffat
Small hotel restaurant with a feature fireplace, attractive marquetry and a large bay window looking down the valley. Good value, weekly changing menus feature well-judged, attractively presented classics that are full of flavour.
112 Drumlanrig St GB - DG3 5LU Thornhill
High St GB - DG6 4JG Kirkcudbright
Relaxed, brasserie-style restaurant in a traditional coaching inn. Extensive menus mix classic and modern dishes. They are very passionate about using local produce; the Kirkcudbright scallops and Galloway Beef are worth a try.