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Day trip from Dumfries

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Day trip from Dumfries

For a day trip from Dumfries where should we travel via car to see the best of the area--towns, castles, etc.

Edited: 10:07 pm, May 23, 2013
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1. Re: Day trip from Dumfries

This is a great website for the area- just click on the places nearby to see information and photos- if you click on the car symbol there is a suggested driving tour too. undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usmapindexes/sout…

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You might consider Threave Castle and Gardens, near Castle Douglas, www.nts.org.uk/Property/Threave-Estate/ then on to Kirkcudbright, a pretty little harbour town.

Caerlaverock Castle is close by, but wouldn't count as a day trip.

Drumlanrig Castle, at Thornhill, is home to the Duke of Buccleuch http://www.drumlanrig.com/

A pleasant drive along the coast road, stopping off at New Abbey to visit Sweetheart Abbey, then on to the beach at Southerness or Sandyhills, and back via Dalbeattie, a pleasant enough little town, built almost entirely of the local granite

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For a visit to this area would never be complete without a visit to Wigtown (the book town) and Bladnoch Distillery.

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4. Re: Day trip from Dumfries

For something a little different, how about:


Good scenery too.

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Wow!! What a great website for travel via car. thanks

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