Dumfries and Galloway Travel Guide

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Dumfries

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Moffat

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Langholm

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Lanark

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Lockerbie

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Annan

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Wanlockhead

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Gatehouse of Fleet

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Castle Douglas

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Dumfries

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  • Caerlaverock WWT Reserve

    Dumfries Things to Do

    The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust has their Scottish reserve at a location about 9 miles south of Dumfries at Caerlaverock. I had wanted to visit the reserve in the winter for a long time because I knew it was a hotspot for the thousands of Barnacle Geese that overwinter there; migrating from Svarlbad in the Arctic Circle.Like the other UK based WWT...

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  • Premier Inn Dumfries

    Dumfries Hotels

    Like all these budget chains, the theory is you know what to expect as far as standards are...

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  • Wanlockhead Mining Village

    Dumfries Things to Do

    Wanlockhead, hidden away in the bleak Lowther Hills up a narrow winding road indicated by a small sign on the A76 road to Dumfries, represents a slice of Scotland’s past search for riches. Standing 1541 feet above sea level the clusters of small white washed cottages interspersed with grander buildings owes its existence to lead, gold zinc, copper...

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Moffat

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  • Megget Reservoir.

    Moffat Off The Beaten Path

    A wonderful drive along the shores of this reservoir offer spectacular views of beautiful countryside.This is a man-made reservoir, built to supply Edinburgh with water which is piped all the way in 28 miles of pipe-line.The road is very quiet and has a good surface - we were surprised how good it was!! There are plenty of passing places so it...

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  • Balmoral Hotel

    Moffat Hotels

    High Street, Moffat, DG10 9DL, gb

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall.

    Moffat Things to Do

    This waterfall is 10 miles north of Moffat, on the A708. It is well worth a visit.The Grey Mare's Tail is one of southern Scotland's most spectacular landmarks, falling some 200feet into a gorge. It is the fifth highest waterfall in Britain and really is impressive but be aware that on wet days, the paths can be treacherous as it is a very steep...

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Langholm

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  • The Minor Road To Newcastleton

    Langholm Things to Do

    This is a very scenic but in parts bleak, route from Langholm to Newcastleton in the Borders. It is a single track fell road with passing places and marvellous open views. The first part out of Langholm is steep, as is the road at the other end, into Newcastleton but after that, the road just undulates easily over the fells and moorland.The first...

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  • The White Hart Hotel

    Langholm Hotels

    Bridge Foot Boston, Langholm, Scotland PE21

  • Plenty of Choice, Good Enough...

    Langholm Restaurants

    On a dull October day, we found ourselves in the pleasant town of Langholm, just north of the border. We decided to have a pub lunch, followed by a walk along the river Esk.Time was marching on as we perused the menus of a couple of places so quickly opted for the Crown Hotel.A pleasant enough bar to eat in and there's also a dining room. it was...

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Lanark

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  • Ghosts, Strange Noises and Time Travel

    Lanark Things to Do

    The Robert Owen's School for Children is full of exciting attractions such as the Annie McLeod Story, Historic Classroom, and an Interactive Gallery. Annie McLeod is a mill girl from the year 1820. Her ghost appears on center stage through the use of some clever technology while a 3D film of her schooldays and life in New Lanark is shown behind...

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  • Popinjay Hotel

    Lanark Hotels

    15 Lanark Rd, (formerly Best Western), Rosebank, ML8 5QB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Schooling in New Lanark - early 19th...

    Lanark Things to Do

    In an age when children worked as chimney sweeps, labored down the mines, or worked in mills and received little education, New Lanark was heaven. David Owen introduced free education for everybody. Just how enlightened he was is shown in various exhibits at the New Lanark, World Heritage Site.In 1809 he set up Nursery Buildings, the first nursery...

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Lockerbie

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  • THE LOCKERBIE DISASTER

    Lockerbie Things to Do

    Lockerbie is a quiet village of 4,000 residents, about 75 miles from Glasgow. On 21 December 1988 a bomb aboard Pan Am flight 103 exploded as it flew overhead. This plane had left Heathrow Airport bound for New York City. Instead it plunged into the ground killing 243 passengers, 16 air crew and 11 Lockerbie residents. They were murdered at the...

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  • Best Western Dryfesdale Country House...

    Lockerbie Hotels

    Dryfebridge, Lockerbie, United Kingdom, DG11 2SF,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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Annan

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  • Don't Pass Up the Outlet Stores

    Annan Shopping

    Wow, none of the categories fits this mall. I think you can find all those things listed above at outlet stores. This is a nice outdoor mall with oodles of outlets. Just wander around until you find what you fancy. Lots of stores, most fairly high quality.Click here to see a list of shops:YahooClick here to see directions:Yahoo Well, my favorite...

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  • Powfoot Hotel

    Annan Hotels

    , Powfoot, DG12 5PN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Drive Up Marriage...Las Vegas Take Note

    Annan Off The Beaten Path

    Gretna Green is just a few miles from Annan. In case you haven't heard Gretna Greene is the instant marriage capital of the world. It all started in Scotland where young people over the age of 16 could legally marry by saying vows to each other over a blacksmith's anvil. In 1745 Parliament prohibited such unions in England so eloping couples would...

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Wanlockhead

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  • The Mennock Pass/ B797, B740

    Wanlockhead Transportation

    A spectacular route, following the Mennock Water as far as Wanlockhead at 467 metres above sea level .As the road wound it's way up through the valley and over the pass, we noticed lots of wooden plank bridges with little cages on. We were told they were for monitoring any animals that crossed. How anyone could tell what animals these were, I don't...

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  • The Beam Engine.

    Wanlockhead Things to Do

    This is just outside Stairsteps cottages and was used to pump water out of Stairsteps mine.It is the only remaining water bucket engine to be seen on a mine in Britain.I have to say Nick, who is an engineer, wasn't particularly impressed with what was left of this, there was no evidence of it's workings, only an information board.There is more...

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  • Panning For Gold...

    Wanlockhead Things to Do

    Gold panning has been popular in the Lowther Hills for centuries and continues today, on an amateur basis.I would have loved to have a go at this but with snow still on the ground and the temperature little above freezing, we decided it was not the ideal time!! We shall have to return in warmer weather.There are sample gold panning activities from...

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Gatehouse of Fleet

  • Plenty of Footpaths.

    Gatehouse of Fleet Things to Do

    Our walk started from the main village carpark, taking us down to the River Fleet and through the woods, supposedly a circular walk. We found ourselves at the golf course and then at a deadend by a water treatment works!! We passed all the above features, as well as a ruined building, which was an old school for the children of workers on Cally...

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  • Murray Arms

    Gatehouse of Fleet Hotels

    High Street, , Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HY

  • Cally Gardens.

    Gatehouse of Fleet Things to Do

    We decided to have a look at Cally Gardens, being so close and enjoying garden visits.As well as a garden, it is a nursery, selling thousands of specialist plants.The entrance is way along the drive to Cally Palace Hotel, deep in Cally Oak Woods. Along here are various paths and cycle tracks.The 2.7 acre walled garden was originally built in the...

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Castle Douglas

  • Threave Castle - not to be taken lightly

    Castle Douglas Things to Do

    Castles you can only reach on foot have a particular attraction in today's car dependant world. Castles on islands also have special character. The mighty tower house of Threave Castle is doubly attractive. It is on an island in the middle of the River Dee a couple of miles west of Castle Douglas and even getting to it is an exciting and romantic...

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  • Douglas Arms Hotel

    Castle Douglas Hotels

    King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1DB, gb

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Threave Gardens - a place for all season

    Castle Douglas Things to Do

    Threave Gardens near Castle Douglas is always worth a visit whatever the season. Visitors enter the garden via the Visitor Centre, built around its attractively cone-roofed centrepiece. The Centre includes a large restaurant, display areas, gift shop and a garden centre.Threave is part of an estate once owned by the Douglas family - Sir James...

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