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Best things to do in Dumfries and Galloway

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Galloway Activity Centre (Castle Douglas)
Ranked #1 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
Owner description: Welcome to the Galloway Activity Centre. We are situated on the banks of Loch Ken in south west Scotland. We cater for... more » Owner description: Welcome to the Galloway Activity Centre. We are situated on the banks of Loch Ken in south west Scotland. We cater for families, individuals and groups alike.Here you will find details of our services & facilities including activities, courses, equipment hire, accommodation and holiday packages.Choose from: Sailing, Windsurfing, Powerboating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Outdoor Laser Combat Games, Archery, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Climbing and more...Our aim is to give you a memorable holiday in a safe and friendly family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you. « less
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Mabie Farm Park (Dumfries)
Ranked #2 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Farms; Outdoors
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Glenwhan Gardens (Dunragit)
Ranked #3 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Threave Garden (Castle Douglas)
Ranked #4 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
The home in which national poet Robert Burns spent his last years.
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Famous Blacksmiths Shop (Gretna Green)
Ranked #6 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #7 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
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Ranked #8 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: With it's moat, twin-towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is a Maxwell stronghold and the epitome... more » Owner description: With it's moat, twin-towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is a Maxwell stronghold and the epitome of the medieval fortress. The castle's turbulent history owes much to its proximity to England which brought it into border conflicts.Includes siege warfare exhibition, a children's adventure park, a nature trail and a children's trail. The Castle is connected by footpath to the adjacent National Nature Reserve. Cafe open daily in summer and Sat & Sun in winter. « less
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Logan Botanic Garden (Port Logan)
Ranked #9 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Dumfries Museum (Dumfries)
Ranked #10 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
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Broughton House (Kirkcudbright)
Ranked #12 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Museums
Owner description: Hidden Treasures, Museum of Lead Mining, is situated in Wanlockhead, which is the highest village in Scotland, we are 1531... more » Owner description: Hidden Treasures, Museum of Lead Mining, is situated in Wanlockhead, which is the highest village in Scotland, we are 1531 feet above sea level. At the museum we have our Visitor Centre, Tour of our Lead Mine, 3 Period Cottages 1750,1850 and 1910. We also have the 2nd Oldest Subscription Library with the original collection of almost 3,000 books, which is the original Miners' collection. If you would like to sample Gold Panning you can try one of our taster sessions. After your tour you can sit and relax in our Tearoom and sample the delightful homemade treats on offer, then finally you can visit our Gift Shop which hosts Local Crafts, Minerals, and lots more. « less
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Ranked #14 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Mull of Galloway Lighthouse (Mull of Galloway)
Ranked #15 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
Owner description: The Mull of Galloway is Scotland's most southerly point and is one of its least known areas, remaining an unspoiled paradise... more » Owner description: The Mull of Galloway is Scotland's most southerly point and is one of its least known areas, remaining an unspoiled paradise for visitors seeking peace and tranquility. We hope you will enjoy your visit and discover for yourself the beautiful countryside, beaches, splendid views and warm climate. Climb Scotland's most southerly lighthouse, visit our exhibition, RSPB reserve and Gallie Craig coffee house. We also have three former lighthouse keepers holiday cottages available for holidays or short breaks throughout the year. « less
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Drumlanrig Castle (Dumfries)
Ranked #16 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Art Museums; Cultural
Owner description: Set on the spectacular 80,000 acre Queensberry Estate complete with Country Park and Victorian Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle... more » Owner description: Set on the spectacular 80,000 acre Queensberry Estate complete with Country Park and Victorian Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle presents one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland and an internationally renowned art collection. Beyond the castle are over 40 acres of enchanting gardens and a wide range of activities including walking, mountain biking, adventure playground, wildlife watching, Scottish Cycle Museum, Landrover tours, Ranger-led walks, events programme as well as shopping and catering. « less
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Ranked #17 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
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Ranked #18 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Gardens; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
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Ranked #20 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Museums
Owner description: This much loved attraction which tells the story of the vast munitions factory constructed during the First World War and of... more » Owner description: This much loved attraction which tells the story of the vast munitions factory constructed during the First World War and of the people who worked here has now moved to custom built facilities. The attraction has been updated to make it more interactive and informative. All ages enjoy the story. There is plenty for children to do and their parents and grandparents will enjoy the fascinating story of HM Factory Gretna. We now have a cafeteria and better facilities to host group visits, bus tours, etc. « less
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Ranked #21 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Museums
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Galloway Forest Park (Galloway Forest Park)
Ranked #22 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Forests; Outdoors
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Ranked #23 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Dalbeattie Museum (Dalbeattie)
Ranked #24 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
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Cardoness Castle (Gatehouse of Fleet)
Ranked #25 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Castles; Cultural
Owner description: Enjoy the panoramic views of Scotland, England, Ireland and The Isle of Man from this castle's rare remaining top floor... more » Owner description: Enjoy the panoramic views of Scotland, England, Ireland and The Isle of Man from this castle's rare remaining top floor viewing platform. « less
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Threave Castle (Kirkcudbright)
Ranked #26 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Castles; Cultural
This stately castle, built in 1370, is surrounded by a moat and can be reached only by ferry.
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Mossyard Beach (Castle Douglas)
Ranked #27 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #28 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #29 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
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Ranked #30 of 91 attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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