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Dumfries and Galloway

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Dumfries and Galloway has many activity based attractions, historic houses and castles and beautiful countryside. It is popular with visitors the world over, many of whom come for the heritage of Robert burns who spent a lot of his working life in the area.

The Southern Upland Way, a challenging 212 mile walk though Scotland, starts in Dumfries and Galloway at Portpatrick. For some gentler day walks there are many forests and tranquil lochs to choose from. Dumfries and Galloway has five big game fishing rivers, the Bladnoch, Nith, Cree, Annan and the Border Esk which attract keen fishermen from all over the world. Loch Ken and the Solway Firth have many facilities for water sports.  

Dumfries and Galloway is known for its beautiful gardens and the Logan Botanical Garden is particularly popular. The Crichton Estate with its views over the Nith Estuary is particularly stunning.



The historical heritage in Dumfries and Galloway is linked to many famous names such as Mary Queen of Scots with Dundrennan Abbey, and Lady Devorgilla with Sweetheart Abbey.

Lochmaben Castle is connected to Robert the Bruce. There are a real variety of museums in the area such as the racing memorabilia at the David Coulthard Museum and the Creetown Gem Rock Museum. Why not visit Moffat and see the stunning views of the Devil’s Beef Tub and the Grey Mare’s tail, names given to hollowed out dramatic and scenic valleys in the area.

The Solway Coast is a beautiful area for bird watching and walking along the coastline and beaches, and has been designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Climb the Criffel Hill for stunning views of the coastline. Dumfries and Galloway have a surprising amount of things to see and do in their area and as such are worth a visit.


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