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..
67 Annan Road GB - Dumfries DG1 3EG
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..
12ENGLISH STREET GB - DUMFRIES DG1 2BT
Representing a £1.4m investment, The Queensberry opened as a 15 bedroom hotel in July 2007.As a listed building on English Street, Dumfries, that has been left unused for a number of years, The Barracuda Group was keen to bring the building back into..
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..