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Superb Castles

From battered and time-worn fortresses like Threave on its river-island and moated Caerlaverock, to grand and stately homes such as Drumlanrig, Dumfries and Galloway offers a superb choice.

Castles & Stately Homes in Dumfries & Galloway

Abbeys

The poignant ruins of the Dumfries and Galloway's abbeys carry a certain romance - from Dundrennan and Mary, Queen of Scots’ last night in Scotland, to Sweetheart, built as a testament to love itself.

Abbeys, Churches & Cathedrals in Dumfries & Galloway

Great Golf Courses »

With many superb courses in miraculously scenic landscapes Dumfries and Galloway is a wonderful area in which to enjoy a relaxed golfing holiday.

American Pirate

Born in a humble cottage on the coast south of Dumfries, John Paul Jones went to sea at the age of 13 and rose to become a captain in the American Navy. In 1778, during the War of Independence, he raided Whitehaven and Kirkcudbright. Famous as the ‘Father of the American Navy’, he later became an admiral in the Russian Navy. His birthplace is furnished in the 1700’s style.

 

Gretna Green

Scotland’s marriage laws were once more lenient than those of England. Gretna Green, just across the Border, was for 200 years, the place for eloping couples from the south to get married. It remains a popular wedding venue today.

Old Blacksmith's Shop

Wildlife of Dumfries & Galloway »

An excellent range of habitats in Dumfries and Galloway, from tidal mudflats to broad-leaved river valley woodland, high moors and lush farmland.

Best Fishing »

Dumfries and Galloway has lots to offer the angler including five major game fishing rivers. It also has a great selection of lochs and stillwaters and superb coarse and sea fishing.

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