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Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

Dumfries, DG2 7SW

A treasure house of the history of Southwest Scotland, centred round an 18th century windmill with fascinating camera...

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    Airds Bay, Sandgreen

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland, UK

    A secluded sandy beach on the west side of Fleet Bay.

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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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  • Glenluce Abbey © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Glenluce Abbey (HS)

    Newton Stewart, DG8 0AF

    Founded in 1192, the ruins of this Cistercian house occupy a site of great natural beauty. Handsome early 16th century…

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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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    Port Logan Bay

    Port Logan, Scotland, UK

    A delightful beach of white sand next to the historic harbour of Port Logan.

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    Maryport Bay

    Maryport, Scotland, UK

    A long sandy beach at the southern end of the Rhins.

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    Mull of Galloway (RSPB)

    Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3AP

    The most southerly point of Scotland. The cliffs are home to thousands of breeding seabirds including guillemots,...

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    Terally Bay

    Kirkmaiden, Scotland, UK

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  • Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park
    Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park

    Lochfergus Plantation, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4XX

    Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park (formerly Wildlife Park Kirkcudbright).

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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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    Carrick Shore

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland, UK

    An attractive group of beaches at the mouth of Fleet Bay.

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  • Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS)
    Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS)

    Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 3DG

    Thomas Carlyle, the famous writer and historian was born here in 1795. The house is furnished as it would have been in...

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    Luce Sands
    Luce Sands

    Scotland, UK

    The largest beach in Galloway, it is some six miles wide.

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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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  • 1 Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura Dumfries, DG2 7SW
    2 Airds Bay, Sandgreen Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland, UK
    3 Wig Sands Kirkcolm, Scotland, UK
    4 Glenluce Abbey (HS) Newton Stewart, DG8 0AF 4 stars
    5 Museum of Leadmining Wanlockhead Village, Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, ML12 6UT 4 stars
    6 Port Logan Bay Port Logan, Scotland, UK
    7 Maryport Bay Maryport, Scotland, UK
    8 Mull of Galloway (RSPB) Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3AP
    9 Terally Bay Kirkmaiden, Scotland, UK
    10 Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park Lochfergus Plantation, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4XX
    11 Larbrax Beach Portpatrick, Scotland, UK
    12 Carrick Shore Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland, UK
    13 Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS) Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 3DG 4 stars
    14 Luce Sands Scotland, UK
    15 Mersehead Sands Southwick, Scotland, UK

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