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The Museum

Newton Stewart, Dumfries, DG8 6HH

The museum contains a wealth of historical treasures and exciting and interesting displays of the natural and social history...

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  • Museum of Leadmining
    Museum of Leadmining

    Wanlockhead Village, Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, ML12 6UT

    Visit our award winning museum, situated in Scotland's highest village.

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    Mersehead Sands

    Southwick, Scotland, UK

    A long white sandy beach, it is well of the beaten track.

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    Mersehead (RSPB)

    Southwick, Dumfries, DG2 8AH

    A beautiful reserve on the shore of the Solway, important for wintering wildfowl with barnacle geese and many ducks....

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    Gillfoot Bay

    Southerness, Scotland, UK

    A broad sandy beach on east side of Southerness Point.

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    Ardwell Bay

    Ardwell Bay, Scotland, UK

    A fine sandy beach on the west coast of the Rhins.

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    Killantringan & Knock Bay

    Portpatrick, Scotland, UK

    A wild sandy beach on the west coast of the Rhins.

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  • Orchardton Tower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Orchardton Tower (HS)

    Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7

    A unique circular tower house of the 1400s.

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    Powillimount Beach

    Southerness, Scotland, UK

    An intimate sandy beach with an interesting natural stone arch.

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    Wood of Cree (RSPB)

    Nr. Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK

    The largest ancient oakwood in the south of Scotland with breeding redstarts, pied flycatchers, and garden warblers. Roe...

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  • Glenwhan Gardens
    Glenwhan Gardens

    Dunragit, by Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 8PH

    Described as one of the best newly created gardens of recent times, Glenwhan is centered round two small lakes, with great…

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  • Annandale Distillery
    Annandale Distillery

    Annan, DG12 5LL

    The most ambitious tourism story in Dumfries and Galloway is the rebirth of the old Annandale Distillery.

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  • Larbrax Beach
    Larbrax Beach

    Portpatrick, Scotland, UK

    A wild and spectacular beach – well off the beaten to track.

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    Wig Sands

    Kirkcolm, Scotland, UK

    A long beach of sand and shingle, it is good for bird watching.

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  • Ruthwell Cross © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Ruthwell Cross (HS)

    Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK

    This Anglian cross, sculptured in high relief, dates from the end of the 7th century AD.

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  • 1 The Museum Newton Stewart, Dumfries, DG8 6HH
    2 Museum of Leadmining Wanlockhead Village, Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, ML12 6UT 4 stars
    3 Mersehead Sands Southwick, Scotland, UK
    4 Mersehead (RSPB) Southwick, Dumfries, DG2 8AH
    5 Gillfoot Bay Southerness, Scotland, UK
    6 Ardwell Bay Ardwell Bay, Scotland, UK
    7 Killantringan & Knock Bay Portpatrick, Scotland, UK
    8 Orchardton Tower (HS) Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7
    9 Powillimount Beach Southerness, Scotland, UK
    10 Wood of Cree (RSPB) Nr. Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK
    11 Glenwhan Gardens Dunragit, by Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 8PH
    12 Annandale Distillery Annan, DG12 5LL
    13 Larbrax Beach Portpatrick, Scotland, UK
    14 Wig Sands Kirkcolm, Scotland, UK
    15 Ruthwell Cross (HS) Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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