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Torhouse Stone Circle (HS)

Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK

A Bronze-Age stone circle consisting of 19 boulders.

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Caerlaverock Castle (HS)

Dumfries, DG1 4RU

One of the finest castles in Scotland, surrounded by moats it has stood guard over the Solway Firth for more than 400 years.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

Devorgilla Bridge

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

Built in the 15th century, this is the oldest surviving multiple-arched bridge in Scotland. It is named after Devorgilla de...

Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith Shop

Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, DG16 5EA

For over 250 years Gretna Green in Scotland has been the name synonymous with romance and weddings.

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Corsewall Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

At the northern end of the Rhins of Galloway to mark the entrance to Loch Ryan this lighthouse was completed in 1817. The...

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Sweetheart Abbey (HS)

New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BU, Scotland, UK

The splendid ruin of a late 13th century and early 14th century Cistercian abbey, founded by Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

MacLellan's Castle (HS)

Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD

Built around 1570 by Sir Thomas MacLellan of Bombie, this castle is based in the heart of Kirkcudbright.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Cairnholy Chambered Cairns (HS)

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK

Two most impressive chambered cairns, c 2500 BC, with extraordinary facades of tall standing stones.

Cardoness Castle (HS)

Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH

This 15th century tower house stands on a rocky platform above the Water of Fleet.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Drumcoltran Tower (HS)

Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

A well-preserved tower from the mid-1500s that now sits in a busy farmland.

St Ninian's Cave (HS)

Nr Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK

Traditionally associated with St Ninian. Early crosses found here are housed at Whithorn Priory Museum.

Orchardton Tower (HS)

Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7 1QH

A unique circular tower house of the 1400s.

Lochmaben Castle (HS)

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

The much reduced remains of a royal castle originally built by the English in the 14th century.

1 Torhouse Stone Circle (HS) Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK
2 Glenluce Abbey (HS) Newton Stewart, DG8 0AF 4 stars
3 Caerlaverock Castle (HS) Dumfries, DG1 4RU 5 stars
4 Devorgilla Bridge Dumfries, Scotland, UK
5 Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith Shop Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, DG16 5EA
6 Corsewall Lighthouse Scotland, UK
7 Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS) Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 3DG 4 stars
8 Sweetheart Abbey (HS) New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BU, Scotland, UK 3 stars
9 MacLellan's Castle (HS) Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD 4 stars
10 Cairnholy Chambered Cairns (HS) Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
11 Cardoness Castle (HS) Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH 4 stars
12 Drumcoltran Tower (HS) Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK
13 St Ninian's Cave (HS) Nr Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK
14 Orchardton Tower (HS) Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7 1QH
15 Lochmaben Castle (HS) Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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