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By bringing your own bike, or by hiring one come and adventure into the Dumfries countryside. With breath-taking views and glorious landscapes you can explore every inch by bike. Call by the Drumlanrig Castle to see the only museum in Scotland that is totally devoted to cycling.
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Golf is easy to book. With a choice of courses, from Championship links at Southerness to a more relaxed 18 hole club at Lochmaben, Dumfries and Galloway is a favourite destination for golfing parties.
There are many trekking and riding centres throghout Dumfries & Galloway allowing you to enjoy the lovely landscape in your own time.
Dumfries Nature Reserves are big attractions for visitors. There are several things to offer and these include coastal wetlands that have bird reserves, coastal cliffs and heath land, forests and oak woodland and bog lands that all have many different animals.
One of Scotlands finest Castles, is everyones idea of a medieval fortress. The scene of 2 famous sieges, this moated castle has adventure park for the children, nature trail, siege exhibition and cafe.
Dumfrieshire home of Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT. Reowned Art Collection, Victorian gardens, Adventure playground, Craft Centre, Cycle Museum and Woodland walks.
Watch the fascinating process of weaving on the Hattersley Looms. Visit our clan Tartan centre and trace your Tartan. Quality clothing, Cashmere, knitwear, food, gifts, whisky shop. Conservatory restaurant and coffee shop.
Uncover fashion and society from victorian times to the 1950s at this splendid country house museum set in beautiful wooded grounds. Special exhibitions, workshops, gift shop, tea room and picnic area.
A treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway, telling the story of the land and people of the region. Look at fossil footprints left by prehistoric reptiles, wildlife of Solway, tools and weapons of the earliest people and stone carvings of Scotlands first Christians.
Volunteer run museum charting aviation history since World War 1. Large collection of aviation artefacts and several aircraft of interest. Active restoration area including Spitfire. Several aircraft are open for inspection.
The splendid remains of a late c13th and early c14th Cistercian abbey founded by Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway in memory of her husband John Balliol. Devorgilla is buried in the presbytery with a casket containing her husbands embalmed heart.
Historical links with Rabbie Burns makes Dumfries a must for your visit, The writer of Auld Lang Syne and many others - there are no fewer than 6 local places of interest to visit connected to Burns