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Historic Attractions in Dumfries & Galloway

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Drumtroddan Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS)

by Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK

Three groups of well-defined cup-and-ring marks on bedrock, probably carved in the Bronze Age.

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

Ruthwell Cross (HS)

Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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

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.

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...

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...

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.

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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Orchardton Tower (HS)

Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7 1QH

A unique circular tower house of the 1400s.

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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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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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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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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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…

Torhouse Stone Circle (HS)

Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK

A Bronze-Age stone circle consisting of 19 boulders.

1 Drumtroddan Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) by Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
2 Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS) Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 3DG 4 stars
3 Ruthwell Cross (HS) Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
4 Cairnholy Chambered Cairns (HS) Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
5 Corsewall Lighthouse Scotland, UK
6 Devorgilla Bridge Dumfries, Scotland, UK
7 St Ninian's Cave (HS) Nr Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK
8 MacLellan's Castle (HS) Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD 4 stars
9 Orchardton Tower (HS) Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7 1QH
10 Threave Castle (HS) Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1TJ 4 stars
11 Sweetheart Abbey (HS) New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BU, Scotland, UK 3 stars
12 Glenluce Abbey (HS) Newton Stewart, DG8 0AF 4 stars
13 Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith Shop Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, DG16 5EA
14 Carsluith Castle (HS) Carsluith, Dumfries, DG8 7DY
15 Torhouse Stone Circle (HS) Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK

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