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Dumfries – The Queen of the South

Dumfries, which is nicknamed ‘The Queen of the South’, is the largest town in South West Scotland. Steeped in Scottish history, it has been an important market town since Roman times. With shopping, museums, parks, art galleries and golf courses, there is something for everyone to enjoy on a visit to Dumfries.

The two Roberts

This Royal Burgh is connected to many famous names. Once home to Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns, whose famous song Auld Lang Syne is sung around the world each year at Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve). Follow in Burns’ footsteps along the beautiful banks of the River Nith, visit the home where he lived his final years, or dine in his favourite establishment, the Globe Inn.

Stepping back further in time, Dumfries was also the scene of Robert the Bruce’s murder of his great rival the Red Comyn at Grey Friar’s Kirk in 1306 kicking off a bloody civil war.

Peter Pan and Panoramas!

Younger visitors may like to step into the enchanted garden at Moat Brae. This house and garden was often visited by J.M. Barrie during the childhood years he spent in Dumfries and it was the inspiration behind Peter Pan and Neverland.

For something a bit different, why not take in the amazing panaramic views of Dumfries and the surrounding countryside at the world’s oldest working Camera Obscura. It is located on the top floor of the windmill tower at Dumfries Museum. Originally an astronomical instrument, it was installed in 1836 when the windmill was converted into an observatory.

Explore a bit further

A holiday in Dumfries offers the ideal base to further explore the region. The stunning Caerlaverock Castle, Sweetheart Abbey and Drumlanrig Castle are all within easy reach. As well of course as the world famous Galloway Forest Park.

Events

The Eden Festival 2022
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Dumfries Show 2022
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Doonhame Festival 2022
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Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby 2022
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Living History at Caerlaverock Castle
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Royal Burgh of Dumfries Tattoo 2022
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WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre 2021
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Big Burns Supper 2021
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Moniaive Michaelmass Bluegrass Festival 2022
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Attractions

South of Scotland Golf
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WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre
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The Love Bug D&G
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Arden Holiday Cottage Activity and Leisure Packages
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Ae Forest
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Southerness Golf Club
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Criffel Coaches
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Dumfries Museum
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Theatre Royal Dumfries
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John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum And Visitor Centre
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The Globe Inn
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Dark Sky Ranger
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Mabie Forest Park
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Climb Criffel Hill
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Gracefield Arts Centre
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Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre
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Robert Burns House
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Mostly Ghostly Tours
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Burns Country Run
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South West Coastal 300 #SWC300
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Historic Scotland- Caerlaverock Castle
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Historic Scotland- New Abbey Corn Mill
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Historic Scotland- Sweetheart Abbey
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NTS Rockcliffe Coastline
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Robert Burns’ Ellisland Museum and Farm
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Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
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Savings Bank Museum
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Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum
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7Stanes Mountain Biking
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Food and Drink

A’ The Airts
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Kilnford Farm Shop
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Abbey Cottage Tearoom
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Bladnoch Distillery
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The Crichton Memorial Church
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Ae Forest Bike Shop and Cafe
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Cavens Country House
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The Crichton, Dumfries
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Rik’s Bike Shed
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Moat Brae Birthplace of Peter Pan
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The Gallery at Laurieston
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Easterbrook Hall
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Broom Fisheries
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Easterbrook Bistro, Bar & Spa
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Annandale Distillery and Visitor Centre
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Sulwath Brewers Ltd
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Loch Arthur Farm Shop and Cafe
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Featured Accommodation

  • Ferintosh Guest House

    B&B / Guest house- 5 rooms
    Dumfries
    • Free Wi Fi
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Personal Safes

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  • Lindean Guest House

    B&B / Guest house- 3 rooms
    Dumfries
    • Victorian house located in quiet street, close to town centre
    • Off street parking and on-site garage available
    • Excellent, reliable free wi-fi

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  • Mabie House Hotel

    Hotels and Inns- 14 rooms
    Dumfries
    • En Suite
    • Unique style and character
    • Breakfast included

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  • Marthrown of Mabie

    Camping / Caravans / Holiday Parks, Self Catering- 8 rooms
    Dumfries
    • Sauna and Hot Tub
    • Bunkhouse Accommodation

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  • The Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club

    Hotels and Inns- 91 rooms
    Dumfries
    • Free WIFI in room
    • Hearty Scottish breakfast each morning
    • Free use of the hotel leisure facilities

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  • The Nith Hotel

    Hotels and Inns- 8 rooms
    Dumfries
    • Flat Screen Television
    • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

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