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Historic Attractions in Dumfries & Galloway

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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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Ruthwell Cross (HS)

Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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

Orchardton Tower (HS)

Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7 1QH

A unique circular tower house of the 1400s.

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…

Kirkmadrine Early Christian Stones (HS)

Sandhead, Nr Stranraer, Scotland, UK

Three of the earliest Christian memorial stones in Britain, dating from the 5th or early 6th century.

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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Lochmaben Castle (HS)

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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

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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Morton Castle (HS)

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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

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,...

Drumcoltran Tower (HS)

Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

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

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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Torhouse Stone Circle (HS)

Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK

A Bronze-Age stone circle consisting of 19 boulders.

Whithorn Priory (HS)

Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK

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

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...

1 New Abbey Cornmill (HS) By Dumfries, DG2 8BX 4 stars
2 Ruthwell Cross (HS) Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
3 Orchardton Tower (HS) Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7 1QH
4 Carsluith Castle (HS) Carsluith, Dumfries, DG8 7DY
5 Kirkmadrine Early Christian Stones (HS) Sandhead, Nr Stranraer, Scotland, UK
6 MacLellan's Castle (HS) Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD 4 stars
7 Lochmaben Castle (HS) Dumfries, Scotland, UK
8 Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith Shop Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, DG16 5EA
9 Morton Castle (HS) Dumfries, Scotland, UK
10 Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Scotland, UK
11 Drumcoltran Tower (HS) Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK
12 Threave Castle (HS) Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1TJ 4 stars
13 Torhouse Stone Circle (HS) Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK
14 Whithorn Priory (HS) Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
15 Corsewall Lighthouse Scotland, UK

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