Things to do - Dumfries And Galloway

From inspiring landscapes such as the Moffatt Hills or the sleepy harbour of Port Logan, it would be hard to imagine you are amidst the scenes of bloody battles, religious strife, cattle raiding and witchcraft. Up to the seventeenth century murder and mayhem were the order of the day. Now it is more of a tranquil time with beauty and colour all year round.

A bird watchers paradise, The Solway is one of the most important estuaries in Britain with up to 40,000 wildfowl and 83,000 waders resident during the winter period. Discover history and heritage, Dundrennan, one of our majestic Cistercian abbeys where Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night on Scottish soil apparently wearing Sanquhar patterned gloves, which are still made by local craft people.


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Carsluith
Carsluith

Cairn Holy Chambered Cairns

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Cairnholy (or Cairn Holy) is the site of two Neolithic chambered tombs. It is located 4 kilometres east of the village of Carsluith in Dumfries and...

Dumfries
Dumfries

Dalscone Farm Fun

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Dalscone Farm Fun, Dumfries, is an adventure farm park with a large indoor soft play centre and exciting outdoor play areas too, with everything yo...

Drummore
Drummore

Mull of Galloway Experience

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The Mull of Galloway is Scotlands most Southerly Point with far reaching sea views towards the Isle of Man, Ireland, Cumbria and Scotland. The ...

New Abbey
New Abbey

Sweetheart Abbey

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The Abbey of Dulce Cor, better known as Sweetheart Abbey, or New Abbey Pow, was a Cistercian monastery founded in 1275 in what is now the town of N...

Newton Stewart
Newton Stewart

The Museum, Newton Stewart

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Housed in the former St John's Church, the Museum contains a wealth of historical treasures, photographs and artefacts, with exciting and inter...

Dumfries
Dumfries

Theatre Royal Dumfries

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The Theatre Royal is the oldest theatre in Scotland, the Theatre Royal is in the heart of Dumfries and first opened its doors in 1792. It has stron...