Dumfries and Galloway Attractions
Below is a list of Dumfries and
Galloway attractions, towns and villages arranged
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Dumfries and Galloway Attractions along the M74 /
Town - DG16 5EA - for the Old Blacksmiths Wedding
Museum and Gretna Gateway Shopping, small entrance fee to
Village - DG11 3DG - for the Thomas Carlyle's
Birthplace museum and grave in the church cemetery, small
- 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.
Moffat Town -
DG10 9EF - for the town museum,
Moffat Mill shopping, and hiking the Grey Mares Tail 10
miles east, museum free.
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.
Lochmaben - 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
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.
Ellisland Farm - DG2 0RP - museum 7 miles
north of Dumfries that Robert Burns leased for 3 years,
small entrance fee.
Thornhill Town - 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
Castle - DG3 4AQ - 3 miles north of
Thornhill for estate walks, biking, kids play, cafe, castle
tours certain days check website, small entrance fee.
Castle - DG3 5EH - 4 miles northeast
of Thornhill, a castle ruin in a scenic remote area,
Sanquhar Town -
DG4 6BN - 11 miles north of
Thornhill for old post office, castle ruin, and Tolbooth
Multiverse - DG4 6ET - 1 mile north of
Sanquhar a vast outdoor land art modern stone circle and
avenue, small entrance fee.
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 B725
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.
Cross - DG1 4NP - 10 miles
northwest of the Devils Porridge Museum for a a large
ancient stone cross in a small church, free.
Banks Museum - DG1 4NN - under 1 mile
southwest of Ruthwell Church in Ruthwell Village for the
first savings bank in the world, free.
Brow 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 A711
Stanes - DG2 8HB - 5 miles south of dumfries on the
A710 for biking and walking through woodland, small parking
Corn Mill - DG2 8BX - 2 miles south of
Mabie a museum of a working corn mill, small entrance
Abbey - DG2 8BU - impressive abbey
remains towering over the scenic village of New Abbey with
a cafe and pub, small entrance fee.
- 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.
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 walk.
Rockcliffe Village - DG5 4QG - scenic coastal village 10 miles
west off Southerness off the A710 with a good beach and
- DG5 4LL - scenic village 4
miles north of Rockcliffe off the A710, with a marina,
cafes, hotel / diner and 2 mile coastal walk to
Dalbeattie 7 Stanes - DG5 4QU - 3 miles north of
Kippford on the A710 for woodland mountain biking, walking
and cafe, small car park charge.
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 free.
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
Gardens - DG7 1RX - 1 mile south of
Castle Douglas in an estate with mansion house for visits,
scenic gardens, and cafes, small entrance fee.
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.
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 views.
Abbey - DG6 4QH - 6 miles southwest
of Balcary Bay on the A711 an impressive abbey ruin, small
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 film.
Company - DG6 4NP - 6 miles north of
Kirkcudbright off the A75 for chocolate factory / shop,
cafe / diner and large kids play.
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.
- DG6 4NT - 1 mile west of
the Cocoa Bean Company off the A75 for David Coulthard
family business, church, school and hotel / diner.
Cream o' Galloway - DG7 2DR - 7 miles southwest
of Twynholm off the A75 for a cafe with their own produce
and a large kids play.
Gatehouse of Fleet Area
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 film.
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
Anwoth Church - under 1 mile west of Cardoness Castle
off the A75 for locations used in The Wicker Man film.
Cairnholy Chambered Tombs - DG8 7EA - 6 miles west of
Cardoness Castle off the A75, 4,000 year old burial tombs
with information, free.
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.
- 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 film.
Cairnsmore of Fleet Walk - DG8 7BA - 3 miles north of Creetown off the
A75, a 2,332ft hill/mountain popular for hiking.
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.
Wigtown 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.
Distillery - DG8 9AB - 1 mile southwest
of Wigtown down the A714 or B7005 for distillery tours and
the Bladnoch Inn for meals.
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
Galloway Tanks - DG8 8HF - 1 miles south of Garlieston at
Penkiln Farm for off road driving in tanks, 4x4s and
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 road.
Whithorn 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.
- DG8 8NA - 1 mile west of
Whithorn off the A746 at Rispain Farm, for the remains of a
fortified iron age farm, free.
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, free.
Burrowhead Holiday 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 peninsular.
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 film,
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.
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 back,
- DG8 9SE - 2 miles north of
Barsallach Fort on the A747 for a cafe / gift shop and
Fisherman Statue by the pier.
Drumtroddan Standing Stones - DG8 9LE - 2 miles east of
Port William on the B7085 then B7021 for 3,000 year old
stones for religious purposes, free.
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, free.
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.
Luce 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.
DG8 0PS - 5 miles north of Luce
Bay off the A747 a quiet village with a holiday park and a
Abbey - DG8 0JH - 2 miles northwest
of Glenluce on a country road, 1100s abbey remains built
for Rolland, Lord of Galloway, small entry fee.
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
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 scrapped.
- 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.
Agnew Monument - 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.
Killantringan Lighthouse - DG9 8TW - 15 miles south of
Corsewall Lighthouse on the coast, a scenic remote spot
with a long sandy beach.
Dunskey Gardens - DG9 8TJ - 3 miles south of
Killantringan Lighthouse for a maze, walled garden, and
woodland walks, small entry fee.
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
- DG9 9JF - 10 miles
southeast of Portpatrick on the east coast for a long sandy
beach, and hotel / diner.
Klirkmadrine Church - DG9 9JZ - 2 miles southwest
of Sandhead with religious stones dating from the 400s to
1100s AD, free.
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
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 Collins.
- DG9 9PU - 5 miles southwest
of Port Logan, a harbour village with an Inn and good shore
fishing 1 mile north.
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 lighthouse.
North Galloway Area
Town - DG8 6DB - for a free local museum, shopping
and hills / mountains up to 2,700 ft all around.
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
Clatteringshaws - 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
Village - DG7 3RN - 8 miles east of Clatteringshaws
on the A712 for an Inn, cafes, and the CatStand Arts
Loch Ken -
DG7 3NQ - 4 miles southeast of New
Galloway on the A713 for two watersports centre's and a
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 Way.
Corserine 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.
Village - DG7 3TQ - 9 miles north of Dalry on the
A713 for a Heritage Museum and mountains on each side up to
2,600ft for hiking.
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 Observatory.