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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
"Choose from two different passes to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the Scottish heritage attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Select the 3-day pass to be used on any three days in a period of five consecutive days from first use or the 7-day pass to be used on any 7 days in a period of 14 consecutive days from first use. When you redeem your voucher for your Historic Scotland Explorer Pass you’ll also receive a pack showing the locations of the sites with a souvenir ‘passport’ book; simply ask each site to stamp the book on admission for a memento of your time in Scotland.Both passes include entry to a staggering 78 attractions all from the Orkney Islands in the north to Dumfries and Galloway in the south. Learn about ancient Scottish clans at sites like Skara Brae Prehistoric Village and discover majestic fortifications and towering turrets at some of Scotland’s finest castles. Scotland’s two top dogs – Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle – are both included in the pass
From GBP30.00
 
Lake District Tour from Windermere: Ten Lakes in One Winter Day
"Meet your guide at Windermere Tourist Information Center and board your coach for your day of sightseeing around the Lake District. As you travel listen to your guide talking about the scenic region and its many natural landmarks. Open space and a lack of pollution mean that the area is popular with lovers of the great outdoors and hikers are as much of a feature of the landscape as its photogenic meres and mountains.Travel around Lake Windermere the most famous body of water in the Lake District and then stop to stretch your legs in the charming village of Ambleside with its rural pubs and independent shops. Have your camera at hand for impressive lakeside shots at Rydal Water and continue to Grasmere
From GBP30.00
 
Private Tour of the Lake District from Windermere
"This private tour starts at your hotel in Windermere and heads to the dramatic Langdales and onto the infamous Wrynose and Hardknott passes.After ascending over the passes you continue on to Wastwater the deepest lake in England voted 'Britain's favourite view'. Your next stop is for lunch at the Fox and Hounds at Ennerdale Bridge a community owned pub. After lunch you will continue on through Buttermere and ascend Honister Pass passing by the famous Honister Slate Mine through Borrowdale and onto Keswick.On the return to Windermere you visit the 4000 year old Castlerigg S then drive alongside Ullswater 'the most beautiful lake in England' before ending the tour back in Windermere.""""The tour of the Lake District begins at your hotel and heads to the dramatic Langdale Valley. After spending the morning on the infamous Hardknott and Wrynose passes
From GBP130.00

More Nightlife in Dumfries

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The New Bazaar

This is a traditional style pub / bar that has been won awards from camra as a real ale joint. It also has a big selection of whiskies if you like a dram.There's a Queen of the South FC fan club based...
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Nightlife in Dumfries

A night out in Dumfries seems to revolve around a Friday and Saturday night in bars and pubs - there is no shortage. Options for nightclubs are more limited but depending on your taste there may be...
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The Globe Inn

Lounge & public bar that is always fairly popular.There are several bars in town that lay claim to have been a hangout for the nations poet and given his preference for drink they are all probably...
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Robert the Bruce

Another Wetherspoon francise that has all the usual hallmarks (cheap booze, hectic bar, no music and lots of noise).This was a former methodist church that has suffered from a botched paint job to the...
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The New Bazaar

Old style public bar that is a good place for a quiet pint. Voted the Camra Pub of the Year 2001, this pub specialises in 5 varieties of real ale; 7 draught and over 150 malts.20/20 cricket team is...
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Bar ID

This place has been open a while now and I have always found it to be welcoming. The interior is modern reworking of an old bank with a large bar at the entrance that has a plasma screen (shows most...
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a night on the farm

There's not much nightlife in Dumfries - people tend to go out for a serious night out in neighbouring Glasgow. On a farm there's even less nightlife than in Dumfries town - yet I'll never forget...
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The Globe

Dumfries was home to the famous Scottish poet Robert (Rabbie) Burns, he of Auld Lang Syne fame. This was his favourite pub and you can go and sit in the snug where he would go of an evening. On Burns...
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Dumfries Film Theatre

The other local cinema only has one screen and is usually taken over by whatever blockbuster is on for months on end. If this is not your bag try the Burns Centre for a mixture of alternative, foreign...
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Jings, couldnae be a pishheid!

For a nation so devoted to drinking, it's always a wonder why the Scots choose to drink in such awful surroundings - although the Hole in the Wa', pictured here, is a reasonable town-centre pub that...
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Top Hotels in Dumfries

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Annan Road, Collin, Dumfries, DG1 3JX, United Kingdom
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on the A709, Torthorwald, Dumfries, DG1 3PT, United Kingdom
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Closeburn Thornhill Dumfries, , Dumfries, Scotland
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Blackaddie Road, Sanquhar, Dumfries, DG4 6JJ, United Kingdom
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The Crichton Bankend Road 1, Dumfries, DG1 4ZZ, United Kingdom
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49 Lovers Walk, Dumfries, DG1 1LT, United Kingdom
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Things to Do Near Dumfries

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Wander Around The Area

We just stayed for the afternoon and night, camped on the pier.We were right next to the Nith where birds were constantly to-ing and fro-ing. The river is popular for flat fishing and traditional...
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Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle, 1270, was an unexpected treat as we had no idea what condition the castle was in. It could have been a pile of rubble, you know what some of these castles are like! It is near the...
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Skara Brae

Skara Brae is actually multiple villages built on the same site over the centuries. It was fascinating. The day we visited it was blustery with rain showers which I gather is pretty much any day in...
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Broughton House

Following the road round into High Street, you come upon Broughton House. This was the home of E A Hornel, one of the artists known as the "Glasgow Boys". He died in 1933 and the house has fairly...
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MacLellan's Castle

On the other side of Greyfriars Kirk, at the top of Saint Cuthberts Street & Castle Street, sits MacLellan Castle. It was built with stones from the old friary by Sir Thomas MacLellan who became...
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Tolbooth Art Centre

Next stop is one of the towns most historic buildings, the Tolbooth. Its sits on the High Street where it makes a sharp turn left. Dating from the 17th C it used to be the Townhouse and jail having...
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Top 5 Dumfries Writers

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clivedinburgh

"Poet's corner"
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GillianMcLaughlin

"Well, we all have to come from somewhere!"
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"Dumfries"
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Drever

"Dumfries"
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iaint

"Deep south?"
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