Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries
Interesting
Dumfries The Essential
Interesting
Known as the "Queen of the South", this Scottish tourist town is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. Agriculture is still the main activity, despite initiatives to diversify into industry and white-collar business. Dumfries has major historical associations with the national poet Robert Burns, and Robert the Bruce, who killed the co-Protector of Scotland here and subsequently triggered the second phase of Scotland's Wars of Independence.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Dumfries
Tweed Valley
Tweed Valley
The long and beautiful course of the
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Drumlanrig Castle
Drumlanrig Castle
The 17C Drumlanrig Castle is a
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Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall
Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall
Grey Mare's Tail is a spectacular
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Threave Garden
Threave Garden
Given to the National Trust for Scotland
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Caerlaverock Castle
Caerlaverock Castle
Protected by moats and earth ramparts,
1:00
Dundrennan Abbey
Dundrennan Abbey
This Cistercian abbey was founded in
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