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Tel code: 01387 | code search
Postcode: DG1 | code search
Population: 31100
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Dumfries History
Birthplace of:
William Paterson Sir John Richardson John Laurie Kirsty Wark
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Folk Customs:
Burns Night

Dumfries Events

North West Dumfries Muckle Doo
The Border Gathering

Dumfries Film Festival
Robert Burns Festival

Carols in the Car Park

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Dumfries Farmers Market
"well worth the trip. could do with seats, and music possibly bbq area.. pieing may be appropriate. certainly plenty free samples every visit. lets your tastebuds know what thhey ..." More

Manor Country House Hotel
"What an excellent place this was, read some previous reviews and was not disappointed. Excellent food in either the restaurant, the bar or at breakfast. The staff were ..." More

Jewel In The Crown
"Excellent service and food. No chewy bits of chicken or other meat,always good quality.Prices are reasonable.

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Set amongst the unspoiled and tranquil hinterland of south-west Scotland, Dumfries is the largest town in Dumfries And Galloway, and the administrative centre for the region. Regarded as the ‘Queen Of The South’ – its football club shares that name, Dumfries is a settlement of some 30,000-plus residents. The town sprouts forth from the banks of the River Nith, which empties into the pristine Solway Firth. Dumfries And Galloway is an area of some seclusion, making it hugely popular with holidaymakers looking for a quiet getaway in a territory marked by some stunning georgic vistas, lowland hills, beaches, lochs, rivers and forests. Dumfries makes a wonderful base for exploring the surrounding countryside; the area’s hills offer pristine walks, graced by host of wildlife. Deer, falcons, eagles and buzzards all call this area home. Dumfries is easily found via the A74(M), and has historically been on the receiving end from a number of less than friendly invasions from the English: who from 1300 to the 17th century, visited Dumfries more in the guise of conquistadors than tourists. As with many quaint Scottish towns, the sleepy surroundings mask a bloody history. Dumfries’ most significant and dramatic vignette in Scotland’s past was Robert The Bruce’s murder of John Comyn, in the old Greyfriars Church. Comyn was a prominent supporter of King John Balliol, who’s return would have damaged Bruce’s ambitions of ascension to the Scottish throne. Comyn’s murder caused outrage amongst Scottish lords and the church, who excommunicated Bruce for an act of bloodshed in a place of worship. It also made him a sworn enemy of one of Scotland’s most powerful families. The new Greyfriars was built in 1868, and today looks across to a statue of Scotland’s other famous Robert; the poet Robert Burns. Although born in Ayr, Burns spent his final days in Dumfries and his remains rest in the mausoleum at St Michael’s Churchyard. The Robert Burns Centre can be found in the 18th century watermill, on the Nith’s west bank, and is a splendid hive of information about Burns and the Dumfries And Galloway area. In the windmill’s tower, Dumfries Museum exhibits some artifacts ranging from the prehistoric to the contemporary; visitors can learn about the wildlife of the Solway salt marches, the history of curling, stone carvings of early Christians, and Victorian farming. There is also a camera obscura observatory that offers panoramic views of Dumfries and countryside that fringes it. Dumfries’ oldest house, Old Bridge House, was built in 1660 and its structure is built into the 15th century Devorgilla bridge. The bridge, resplendent with six bold arches, looks great for its age, and was named after the Lady Of Galloway, the mother of King John Balliol no less. Whether you have blue blood, or are just interested in discovering Scottish history firsthand, Dumfries has a most regal appeal, with lush rural landscapes that could almost be considered palatial.


Burns House
Caerlaverock Castle
Lincluden Collegiate Church
Mabie Forest
Mersehead Nature Reserve
New Abbey Corn Mill
Robert Burns Centre
Shambellie House , Museum of Costume
Sweetheart Abbey


Premier Inn Dumfries *book online*
Torbay Lodge Guest House *book online*
Travelodge Dumfries *book online*


Marthrown of Mabie

Care Home



Bethany Hall Evangelical Church


Odeon Dumfries
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre


Dance - Body Electric Dance & Soul
Yoga - Carol Godridge
Yoga With Moira


Jumpin Jaks
The Venue


Dumfries & Galloway Council


Craig & Ettle
Dental Practice
The Dental Practice
The Dental Surgery


Dr S Morris
Greyfriars Medical Centre
The Health Centre

Estate Agent

G. M. Thomson and Co.
Gillespie Gifford & Brown
O'Brien Watts Anne & Co
Solicitors Property Centre

Farmers Market

Dumfries Farmers Market
Langholm Producers Market

Golf Club

Dumfries & Galloway

Pines Golf Centre

Holiday Park

Nunland Holiday Park


The Queensberry


Dumfries Farmers Market
Giant Carboot Dumfries
Langholm Producers Market

Performing Arts

Solway Sinfonia

Pub and Bar

Dickie's Bar
Douglas Arms
Farmers Inn
Fleshers Arms
Globe Inn
Mount Sydney
New Bazaar
Rat & Carrot
Salutation Inn
Ship Inn
Spread Eagle Bar
Victoria Inn


Benvenuto Pizzeria Trattoria
Casa Mia
Cavens Country House
Copper Beech Restaurant
Famous Jimmys
Farmers Inn
Il Fiume
Jewel In The Crown
Linen Room
Lucky Star
New Dragon
Ristorante La Vigna
Trigony Hotel


River of Life Christian School
St Michael's School


Kirkconnell House
Mackays Holiday Cottages & Lodges


Latham & Co

Primrose & Gordon


Airport Connections
Alba Taxis
Burns Taxis
Cresswell Taxis
Lochar Cabs
Radio Taxis
Star Taxis


Easterbrook Hall


Charnwood Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Dumfries LTC (Tennis)
Queen of the South Football Club (Football)


Bargain Books
W H Smith Ltd
The Works
Big Bairn Books & Collectables
Flower Shop
Flowers Of Distinction
Hetland Garden Nursery & Tea Room

Garden Wise
Heathhall Garden Centre
Tweedie Fruit Trees
Pet Paradise
Lochthorn Pharmacy
A Glen Barr Opticians
D E Shoes
W G Thomson
Loch Arthur Creamery
Lloyds Pharmacy
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
T K Maxx
Pets At Home
River Island


Cargenbank Antiques



Dumfries & District CC(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Dumfries

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Dalston House Hotel (0.23 miles)

Dalston House Hotel

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The Dalston House Hotel is a comfortable and warm hotel to spend an enjoyable stay in. Ten minutes from town centre This family run quality establishment is pleasantly situated on the edge ... More

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The Queensberry (0.28 miles)

The Queensberry

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An old coaching house recently refurbished with contemporary rooms, situated in an historic market town, which makes a good touring base for the Solway coast.The pub provides an excellent 'local' ... More

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Rondo Guest House (0.38 miles)

Rondo Guest House

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The Rondo is situated in the market town of Dumfries in South West Scotland. Positioned only a forty minute drive from England, Dumfries is an area which is remowned for ... More

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Cairndale Hotel (0.41 miles)

Cairndale Hotel

The Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club is ideally situated in the centre of Dumfries opposite the Regional Council Offices,adjacent to the new DG1 Leisure complex and situated only 50 yards from town centre shops, Odeon ... More | visit website

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Torbay Lodge Guest House (0.43 miles)

Torbay Lodge Guest House

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Our 4 star guest house offers the convenience of ample off-road parking and is ideally situated, being less than a five minute walk to Dumfries shopping centre. We are situated ... More

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Ferintosh Guest House (0.45 miles)

Ferintosh Guest House

Ferintosh Guest House is honoured to be Ranked #1 B&B in Dumfries on and Highly Recommended by Lonely Planet Guide books AND The Rough Guide to Scotland Guide Book. Warm, clean, comfortable, and stylishly furnished, ... More | visit website

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Langlands (0.46 miles)

Langlands is a beautiful Red Sandstone building , it was built in 1860 and over looks the Dumfries River Nith , which we are famous for our Solway Salmon. We take great pride in making ... More | visit website
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Station Hotel (0.47 miles)

Station Hotel
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Station Hotel, 3 Stars, The Best Western Station Hotel has been extended, refurbished and revitalized. The reception area, bedrooms, Pullman Restaurant and Garden Room are now fully refurbished. This classic ... More
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Huntingdon House Hotel (0.61 miles)

Huntingdon House Hotel

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This family-run non-smoking hotel offers an outstanding base, both for the business person and traveller alike. This quality establishment offers you a home from home in the beautiful town of Dumfries. Built in ... More

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Glenaldor House (0.66 miles)

Glenaldor House
At Glenaldor House we aim to ensure you have an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Glenaldor is a lovely and spacious Victorian house built in the 1860's, it is a listed building and sits in a ... More | visit website

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