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
240 minutes
Drumlanrig Castle
Drumlanrig Castle
The 17C Drumlanrig Castle is a
90 minutes
Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall
Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall
Grey Mare's Tail is a spectacular
30 minutes
Threave Garden
Threave Garden
Given to the National Trust for Scotland
90 minutes
Caerlaverock Castle
Caerlaverock Castle
Protected by moats and earth ramparts,
60 minutes
Dundrennan Abbey
Dundrennan Abbey
This Cistercian abbey was founded in
30 minutes