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Historic Attractions in Dumfries & Galloway

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Dundrennan Abbey (HS)

Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4QH

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

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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.

Drumcoltran Tower (HS)

Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

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

New Abbey Cornmill (HS)

By Dumfries, DG2 8BX

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

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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.

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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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.

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

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

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

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...

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

Morton Castle (HS)

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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

1 Dundrennan Abbey (HS) Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4QH 4 stars
2 Ruthwell Cross (HS) Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
3 Drumcoltran Tower (HS) Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK
4 New Abbey Cornmill (HS) By Dumfries, DG2 8BX 4 stars
5 St Ninian's Cave (HS) Nr Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK
6 Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith Shop Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, DG16 5EA
7 Orchardton Tower (HS) Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7 1QH
8 Torhouse Stone Circle (HS) Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK
9 MacLellan's Castle (HS) Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD 4 stars
10 Cardoness Castle (HS) Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH 4 stars
11 Caerlaverock Castle (HS) Dumfries, DG1 4RU 5 stars
12 Corsewall Lighthouse Scotland, UK
13 Drumtroddan Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) by Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
14 Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (NTS) Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 3DG 4 stars
15 Morton Castle (HS) Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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