Dumfries Cottages

On the banks of the River Nith lies the charming market town of Dumfries. Known affectionately as the Queen of the South this region of unspoilt scenic beauty is surrounded by lush green forests covering a rolling landscape of hills and mountains. There are a host of nature reserves here, so keep a lookout for birds of prey, red deer and squirrels. If you fancy having your own bespoke outdoor activities then it might be an idea to hire a freelance ranger that can guide you through this region. Not all activities are land-based, if you fancy hitting the water then on the shores of Loch Ken you will find expert tuition for kayaking, sailing, high ropes and other adrenalin-filled adventures. Discover this area of outstanding beauty at your own pace from one of our Dumfries cottages.

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Inspiration of things to see and do in our cottages in Dumfries

Dumfries, a historic market town in the southwest of Scotland, offers a mix of rich history, beautiful landscapes, and cultural attractions. Take a leisurely stroll along the River Nith, which runs through the heart of Dumfries. The picturesque riverside walks offer a chance to relax, enjoy the scenery, and spot local wildlife. Check out our cottages in Dumfries & Galloway for more inspiration.

Here are the top five things to see and do in our cottages in Dumfries:

Robert Burns Centre

Discover the life and works of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, at the Robert Burns Centre. Housed in a former watermill, the museum exhibits manuscripts, memorabilia, and interactive displays, providing insight into the life and times of the renowned poet.

Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

Explore the Dumfries Museum to learn about the region's history and archaeology. The museum houses a diverse collection of artefacts, including archaeological finds, historical objects, and exhibits about the natural world. Don't miss the fascinating Camera Obscura, which offers stunning views of the town and surrounding countryside.

Sweetheart Abbey

Visit Sweetheart Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded in the late 13th century. The abbey's romantic name is derived from the devotion of Lady Dervorgilla, who carried her husband's embalmed heart with her after his death. The abbey's ruins are well-preserved and offer a glimpse into medieval monastic life.

Mabie Forest

Escape into nature at Mabie Forest, located just a short drive from Dumfries. This tranquil woodland area offers walking and cycling trails, a variety of wildlife, and opportunities for picnics and outdoor recreation.

Caerlaverock Castle

Discover the dramatic Caerlaverock Castle, a unique triangular-shaped medieval fortress located a few miles south of Dumfries. The castle's impressive moat and surroundings make it a striking sight to behold. Explore the castle's interior and learn about its tumultuous history through informative displays.

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