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Historic Attractions in Dumfries & Galloway

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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.

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

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

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…

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

Orchardton Tower (HS)

Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7 1QH

A unique circular tower house of the 1400s.

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.

Lochmaben Castle (HS)

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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

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.

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,...

Morton Castle (HS)

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

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

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

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
1 Ruthwell Cross (HS) Annan, Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
2 Threave Castle (HS) Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1TJ 4 stars
3 Dundrennan Abbey (HS) Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4QH 4 stars
4 Carsluith Castle (HS) Carsluith, Dumfries, DG8 7DY
5 Drumcoltran Tower (HS) Dalbeatie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK
6 New Abbey Cornmill (HS) By Dumfries, DG2 8BX 4 stars
7 Orchardton Tower (HS) Nr. Palnackie, Dumfries, DG7 1QH
8 Drumtroddan Prehistoric Rock Carvings (HS) by Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
9 Lochmaben Castle (HS) Dumfries, Scotland, UK
10 Devorgilla Bridge Dumfries, Scotland, UK
11 St Ninian's Cave (HS) Nr Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK
12 Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Scotland, UK
13 Morton Castle (HS) Dumfries, Scotland, UK
14 Cardoness Castle (HS) Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EH 4 stars
15 Sweetheart Abbey (HS) New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BU, Scotland, UK 3 stars

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