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...
Crosslaw Graver GB - Moffat DG10 9LP
Grey Mare's Tail is a spectacular waterfall where the Tail Burn plunges 60m to join the Moffat Water in its heavily glaciated valley. Two paths lead to the waterfall. The one on the left is the easier one and leads to the bottom of the waterfall. The..
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..
Crocketford Dumfries GB - Castle Douglas DG2 8RF
Located on the banks of Loch Auchenreoch, The Inn on the Loch offers bed and breakfast accommodation in this beautiful corner of South West Scotland. Free private parking is possible on site, and free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout. The Inn on the L..
English Street, Dumfries GB - Dumfries DG1 2DF
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
GB - Kirkbean DG2 8AA
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..