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Historic Attractions in Dumfries & Galloway

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Drumcoltran Tower (HS)

Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

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

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

Dundrennan Abbey (HS)

Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4QH

The beautiful ruins, amid a peaceful setting, of a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1142.

Ratings:
  • 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

Lochmaben Castle (HS)

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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

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

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…

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...

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.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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...

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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.

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

Ruthwell Cross (HS)

Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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

New Abbey Cornmill (HS)

By Dumfries, DG2 8BX

A carefully renovated 18th century water-powered oatmeal mill in full working order.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
1 Drumcoltran Tower (HS) Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK
2 MacLellan's Castle (HS) Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD 4 stars
3 Dundrennan Abbey (HS) Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4QH 4 stars
4 Threave Castle (HS) Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1TJ 4 stars
5 Lochmaben Castle (HS) Dumfries, Scotland, UK
6 Caerlaverock Castle (HS) Dumfries, DG1 4RU 5 stars
7 Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith Shop Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, DG16 5EA
8 Carsluith Castle (HS) Carsluith, Dumfries, DG8 7DY
9 Corsewall Lighthouse Scotland, UK
10 Cardoness Castle (HS) Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH 4 stars
11 Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS) Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 3DG 4 stars
12 Drumtroddan Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) by Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
13 Sweetheart Abbey (HS) New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BU, Scotland, UK 3 stars
14 Ruthwell Cross (HS) Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
15 New Abbey Cornmill (HS) By Dumfries, DG2 8BX 4 stars

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