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Historic Attractions in Dumfries & Galloway

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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.

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

Threave Castle (HS)

Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1TJ

A massive tower, situated on an island in the River Dee, built by Archibald the Grim, and later a stronghold of the Black…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Orchardton Tower (HS)

Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7 1QH

A unique circular tower house of the 1400s.

Torhouse Stone Circle (HS)

Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK

A Bronze-Age stone circle consisting of 19 boulders.

Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Built on Scotland’s most southerly point with views, on a clear day, of England, Ireland, the Isle of Man and even Wales,...

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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Carsluith Castle (HS)

Carsluith, Dumfries, DG8 7DY

Carsluith Castle is an impressive 16th century L-plan tower house, with 18th century ranges of outhouses that are still…

Ruthwell Cross (HS)

Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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

Whithorn Priory (HS)

Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK

Where some of Scotland's earliest Christians worshipped about 1,500 years ago.

Lochmaben Castle (HS)

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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

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...

Morton Castle (HS)

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

A fine late 13th century hall house, once a stronghold of the Douglases.

Drumcoltran Tower (HS)

Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

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

1 St Ninian's Cave (HS) Nr Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK
2 Glenluce Abbey (HS) Newton Stewart, DG8 0AF 4 stars
3 Threave Castle (HS) Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1TJ 4 stars
4 Orchardton Tower (HS) Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7 1QH
5 Torhouse Stone Circle (HS) Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK
6 Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Scotland, UK
7 Sweetheart Abbey (HS) New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BU, Scotland, UK 3 stars
8 MacLellan's Castle (HS) Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD 4 stars
9 Carsluith Castle (HS) Carsluith, Dumfries, DG8 7DY
10 Ruthwell Cross (HS) Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
11 Whithorn Priory (HS) Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
12 Lochmaben Castle (HS) Dumfries, Scotland, UK
13 Corsewall Lighthouse Scotland, UK
14 Morton Castle (HS) Dumfries, Scotland, UK
15 Drumcoltran Tower (HS) Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

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