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Galloway attractions, towns and villages
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Dumfries and Galloway Attractions along the
M74 / M6
Gretna Green Town - DG16 5EA - for
the Old Blacksmiths Wedding Museum and Gretna
Gateway Shopping, small entrance fee to
Ecclefechan Village - DG11 3DG - for
the Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace museum and
grave in the church cemetery, small entrance
Lockerbie Town - DG11 2JH - for
the Sherwood Crescent Memorial, Pan Am 103
Garden of Remembrance half of a mile west, and
Tundergarth Church with the Pan Am 103 Book of
Remembrance 3 miles southeast, all free.
Town - DG10 9EF - for
the town museum, Moffat Mill shopping, and
hiking the Grey Mares Tail 10 miles east,
Dumfries Area East
Dumfries Aviation Museum -
DG1 3PH - 3
miles east of Dumfries for a selection of
fighter jets, only open certain days, check
website, small entrance fee.
DG11 1NG - 8
miles east of Dumfries for King Robert the
Bruce parents estate, although the ruined
castle seen today was built to replace the
original Bruce castle, free.
Dumfries and North along the A76
Dumfries Town -
DG1 2RR - for
Devorgilla Bridge, Greyfriars Kirk & Burns
Statue, Globe Inn Burns local, Robert Burns
House Museum, St Michael's Church & Burns
Grave, Robert Burns Centre, and Dumfries
Museum, all free.
- DG2 0RP -
museum 7 miles north of Dumfries that Robert
Burns leased for 3 years, small entrance
- DG3 5LU - 16
miles north of Dumfries for the Nith Bridge
Cross on the west side of the town, and the
Dalgarnock Graveyard for Covenanters graves 2
miles southwest, free.
Drumlanrig Castle - DG3 4AQ - 3
miles north of Thornhill for estate walks,
biking, kids play, cafe, castle tours certain
days check website, small entrance fee.
Morton Castle - DG3 5EH - 4
miles northeast of Thornhill, a castle ruin in
a scenic remote area, free.
Town - DG4 6BN - 11
miles north of Thornhill for old post office,
castle ruin, and Tolbooth Museum, free.
Crawick Multiverse - DG4 6ET - 1
mile north of Sanquhar a vast outdoor land art
modern stone circle and avenue, small entrance
Wanlockhead Village - ML12 6UT - 9
miles east of Sanquhar, highest village or town
in Scotland with a Lead Mining Museum and
Heritage Railway, tour of mines small entrance
Dumfries Area Southeast on the A75 and
Devils Porridge Museum - DG12 6TF - 19
miles southeast of Dumfries, 4 miles northwest
of Gretna off the A75 for a museum covering the
vast munitions factory in the area during the
two world wars, small entrance fee.
Ruthwell Cross - DG1 4NP - 10
miles northwest of the Devils Porridge Museum
for a a large ancient stone cross in a small
Savings Banks Museum - DG1 4NN - under
1 mile southwest of Ruthwell Church in Ruthwell
Village for the first savings bank in the
Well - DG1 4NN -
closest postcode, under 1 mile southwest of
Ruthwell Village on the B725 for a well rich in
iron and salts used by Robert Burns in an
attempt to cure his illness, free.
Caerlaverock Castle - DG1 4RU - 6
miles west of the Brow Well, 8 miles south of
Dumfries, on the B725, a historic ruin in a
scenic estate with a cafe and visitor centre,
small entrance fee.
Dumfries Area South on the A710 and
Mabie 7 Stanes - DG2 8HB - 5
miles south of dumfries on the A710 for biking
and walking through woodland, small parking
New Abbey Corn Mill - DG2 8BX - 2
miles south of Mabie a museum of a working corn
mill, small entrance fee.
Sweetheart Abbey - DG2 8BU -
impressive abbey remains towering over the
scenic village of New Abbey with a cafe and
pub, small entrance fee.
Village - DG2 8DW - 5
miles south of New Abbey on the A710 for John
Paul Jones fathers grave in the church
cemetery, and Carsehorn Village 1 mile east for
the Steamboat Inn for meals with sea views.
John Paul Jones Cottage Museum -
DG2 8BQ - 2
miles southeast of Kirkbean in a country estate
for a local that became a famous American Navy
Commander, small entrance fee.
Southerness Village - DG2 8AZ -
holiday village 4 miles south of Kirkbean at
the southern tip of the peninsular off the A710
with a popular hotel / diner, beach and coastal
Rockcliffe Village - DG5 4QG -
scenic coastal village 10 miles west off
Southerness off the A710 with a good beach and
Village - DG5 4LL -
scenic village 4 miles north of Rockcliffe off
the A710, with a marina, cafes, hotel / diner
and 2 mile coastal walk to Rockcliffe.
Dalbeattie 7 Stanes - DG5 4QU - 3
miles north of Kippford on the A710 for
woodland mountain biking, walking and cafe,
small car park charge.
Dalbeattie Town - DG5 4AL - 2
miles north of Dalbeattie 7 Stanes on the A710
for a local museum, house of William Murdoch
first officer of the Titanic, and scenic park
with a pond, bandstand and tennis, all
Drumcoltran Tower - DG2 8LF - 5
miles northeast of Dalbeattie off the A711, a
towerhouse castle that you can walk around the
top for great views. Free.
Castle Douglas Area
Castle Douglas -
DG7 1AE - for
shopping, park and loch for boating.
Threave Gardens - DG7 1RX - 1
mile south of Castle Douglas in an estate with
mansion house for visits, scenic gardens, and
cafes, small entrance fee.
Threave Castle - DG7 1BG - 4
miles southwest of Castle Douglas off the A75
an impressive castle ruin on an island with a 1
mile walk then short boat trip to the island,
small entrance fee.
Orchardton Tower - DG7 1BG - 6
miles south of Castle Douglas on the B736 a
rare round towerhouse you can walk around the
top for great views, free.
Balcary Bay - DG7 1QZ - 6
miles south of Orchardton Castle off the A711,
a hotel / diner in an estate with sea
Dundrennan Abbey - DG6 4QH - 6
miles southwest of Balcary Bay on the A711 an
impressive abbey ruin, small entrance fee.
Kirkcudbright Town - DG6 4HZ - 6
miles northwest of Dundrennan on the A711 for
MacLellan's Castle, Broughton House museum,
Tolbooth art centre, Stewartry Museum of local
life, wildlife park, and places used for
The Wicker Man
Cocoa Bean Company - DG6 4NP - 6
miles north of Kirkcudbright off the A75 for
chocolate factory / shop, cafe / diner and
large kids play.
David Coulthard Museum - DG6 4NP - next
to the Cocoa Bean Company for his race cars,
awards and pro F1 simulators, small entrance
fee. Not always open but can be booked at times
by phone in advance 01557 860 608.
Village - DG6 4NT - 1
mile west of the Cocoa Bean Company off the A75
for David Coulthard family business, church,
school and hotel / diner.
Galloway - DG7 2DR - 7
miles southwest of Twynholm off the A75 for a
cafe with their own produce and a large kids
Gatehouse of Fleet Area
Gatehouse of Fleet - DG7 2HS - next
to the A75 for the Old Mill visitor centre with
diner, walk to the Rutherford Monument, and
places used in The Wicker Man
Cardoness Castle - DG7 2EH - half
of a mile southwest of Gatehouse of Fleet by
the A75, a partial ruined towerhouse with great
views from the top, small entrance fee.
Anwoth Church - under 1 mile west of
Cardoness Castle off the A75 for locations used
in The Wicker Man
Cairnholy Chambered Tombs -
DG8 7EA - 6
miles west of Cardoness Castle off the A75,
4,000 year old burial tombs with information,
Carsluith Castle - DG8 7DY - 2
miles west of the Cairnholy Tombs next to the
A75, a partial ruin with great views and a cafe
/ diner next to it, free.
Village - DG8 7JB - 3
miles northwest of Carsluith Castle off the A75
for the Heritage Museum, Gem Rock Museum with
its popular Cafe / Diner, and places used in
The Wicker Man
Cairnsmore of Fleet Walk -
DG8 7BA - 3
miles north of Creetown off the A75, a 2,332ft
hill/mountain popular for hiking.
Kirroughtree 7Stanes - DG8 7BE - 6
miles northwest of Creetown off the A75 for
biking and walking in a forest park with large
visitor centre, bike hire and cafe.
Town - DG8 9EH - for
its book shops, book festival, martyrs graves
at the church, ones with railings around, and
martyrs stake down past the church, free.
Torhouse Stone Circle - 3 miles west
of Wigtown right next to the B733, 19 stones
thought to be for King Gauldus Tomb, free.
Bladnoch Distillery - DG8 9AB - 1
mile southwest of Wigtown down the A714 or
B7005 for distillery tours and the Bladnoch Inn
Garlieston Village - DG8 8BQ - 7
miles south of Bladnoch off the A746 for a 3
mile coastal walk to Cruggleton Castle ruin
high on rocks, and information on the village
connections to WWII.
- DG8 8HF - 1
miles south of Garlieston at Penkiln Farm for
off road driving in tanks, 4x4s and
Cruggleton Church - DG8 8HN - 3
miles south of Garlieston off the B7004 next to
the B7063 a small 1100s church in the middle of
a field 100 yards from the car park at the
Town - DG8 8PD - 5
miles south of Garlieston on the B7004 for the
Whithorn Story Visitor Centre, Whithorn Priory
with a museum containing ancient Christian
stones, and locations in The Wicker Man
film, priory free, museum small entry fee.
Rispain Camp - DG8 8NA - 1
mile west of Whithorn off the A746 at Rispain
Farm, for the remains of a fortified iron age
Isle of Whithorn - DG8 8LL - 4
miles south of Whithorn on the B7004 for St
Ninian's Chapel, Witness Cairn and lighthouse
with rocks for climbing over. This is now not
an island as a causeway has been built,
Village is situated 2 miles southwest of
the Isle of Whithorn for the end scene of the
film where the large Wicker Man is
burned on the furthest south point on the
St Ninian's Cave - DG8 8JU - 3
miles northwest of the Isle of Whithorn off the
B7004 with a 1 mile walk from the car park down
to the historic cave and beach used in The Wicker Man
Maxwell's Otter - DG8 8NJ - 6
miles north of St Ninian's Cave off the A747 at
the single lane road to Saint Medan Golf Club,
a bronze statue of the otter high on top of
cliffs with amazing views, free.
Barsalloch Fort - 2 miles north of
Maxwell's Otter right next to the A747 with a
number of steps up to an Iron Age fortified
farming settlement dating to around 2,000 years
William - DG8 9SE - 2
miles north of Barsallach Fort on the A747 for
a cafe / gift shop and Fisherman Statue by the
Drumtroddan Standing Stones -
DG8 9LE - 2
miles east of Port William on the B7085 then
B7021 for 3,000 year old stones for religious
Druchtag Motte - 2 miles northeast of
Port William following the A747 north for under
half a mile then signs east for Mochrum with
the Motte being about 100 yards north of
Mochrum village via a narrow road. A small
steep Motte that would have had a fortified
house on top with a rope to pull yourself up,
Chapel Finian - DG8 9RT - 5
miles north of Port William on the A747 a 900s
chapel in honour of Finnian of Movilla a 500s
Irish Saint, free.
Bay - DG8 0JT - 3
miles north of Chapel Finian for a holiday
park, Cock Inn for meals, and the vast bay for
walking and fishing.
Glenluce - DG8 0PS - 5
miles north of Luce Bay off the A747 a quiet
village with a holiday park and a hotel.
Glenluce Abbey - DG8 0JH - 2
miles northwest of Glenluce on a country road,
1100s abbey remains built for Rolland, Lord of
Galloway, small entry fee.
Castle Kennedy - DG9 8SL - 6
miles west of Glenluce off the A75 for a
partial ruin 1600s castle, vast gardens with
views of an 1800s castle, and a cafe. A few
scenes for The Wicker Man
film were made here, small entry fee.
Mull of Galloway Peninsular
Cairnryan Village - DG9 8QX - on
the A77 for the ferry port for Ireland with
some of the largest ferries in Scotland, and
where some of the largest UK warships were
Stranraer Town - DG9 7RA - 6
miles south of Cairnryan on the A77 for a
castle in the town centre, free museum, and
boating lake in a fun park.
- DG9 0RQ -
closest postcode, 5 miles west of Stranraer on
a hill for views, built in 1850 in memory of
Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw Castle.
Corsewall Lighthouse - DG9 0QG - 10
miles northwest of Stranraer, hotel /
restaurant / tea / coffee in one of the most
remote coastal places in Scotland.
Lighthouse - DG9 8TW - 15
miles south of Corsewall Lighthouse on the
coast, a scenic remote spot with a long sandy
- DG9 8TJ - 3
miles south of Killantringan Lighthouse for a
maze, walled garden, and woodland walks, small
Portpatrick Town - DG9 8LE - 1
mile south of Dunskey Gardens, a scenic small
harbour town for kids play, tennis, bowling,
putting, golf, sea fishing, harbourside diners,
and coastal walks.
Village - DG9 9JF - 10
miles southeast of Portpatrick on the east
coast for a long sandy beach, and hotel /
Klirkmadrine Church - DG9 9JZ - 2
miles southwest of Sandhead with religious
stones dating from the 400s to 1100s AD,
Logan Botanic Gardens - DG9 9ND - 6
miles southwest of Klirkmadrine Church for
scenic gardens and cafe / diner, used for
scenes in The Wicker Man
film, small entry fee.
Logan Village - DG9 9NG - one
and a half miles south of Logan Botanic Gardens
for the Logan Fish Pond, shore fishing, and the
village was used for the filming of the BBC
series Two Thousand Acres
of Sky starring actress Michelle
Village - DG9 9PU - 5
miles southwest of Port Logan, a harbour
village with an Inn and good shore fishing 1
Mull of Galloway - DG9 9HP - 5
miles south of Drummore, furthest south point
in Scotland with a Lighthouse Museum with great
views from the top, an RSPB Visitor Centre, and
diner on top of cliffs, small entry fee for the
North Galloway Area
Newton Stewart Town - DG8 6DB - for a
free local museum, shopping and hills /
mountains up to 2,700 ft all around.
Glentrool - DG8 6SY - 10
miles north of Newton Stewart off the A714 for
a visitor centre / cafe, biking, Bruce's Stone,
walking, and hiking mountains up to
DG7 3SQ - 13
miles northeast of Newton Stewart for a visitor
centre / cafe, Bruce's Stone walk, and Otter
Pool on a drive down a forest road, there are a
number of attraction on the A712 roadside
between Newton Stewart and Clatteringshaws such
as a platform over a glen, monument on a hill,
waterfalls, and deer park.
Galloway Village - DG7 3RN - 8
miles east of Clatteringshaws on the A712 for
an Inn, cafes, and the CatStand Arts
Ken - DG7 3NQ - 4
miles southeast of New Galloway on the A713 for
two watersports centre's and a holiday
St Johns Town of Dalry Village -
DG7 3UW - 3
miles north of New Galloway on the A713 for a
hotel / diner, Inn / diner, Covenanters
monument, and walking on the Southern Upland
Mountain - DG7 3XS - 2
miles north of Dalry on the A713 then a 3 mile
drive along the Forest Estate single lane road
to the free hiking car park, a 2,671ft mountain
with a tourist trail and a tougher loup.
Carsphairn Village - DG7 3TQ - 9
miles north of Dalry on the A713 for a Heritage
Museum and mountains on each side up to 2,600ft
Loch Doon -
KA6 - 10 miles
north of Carsphairn off the A713 for a an
Osprey view cafe, Ospreys nesting, gorge
walking, biking, partial ruined castle, forest
drive, hills / mountains from 1,000ft up to
2,600ft, and the Scottish Dark Sky