Southerness

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Southerness is a small village situated 16 miles south of Dumfries on the A710 road.

The area is popular for golf, holiday park, bar meals, coastal walk, hike to 1,867ft Criffel hill and John Paul Jones Museum in a country estate 3 miles north.

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The image top is of Southerness Golf Club, one of the top golf clubs in southwest Scotland. The Solway Links Golf Course is a less formal course half of a mile north.

The largest attraction is the village is the holiday park named the Southerness Holiday Park The park has a large swimming pool, with flumes.

By the entrance to the park are amusements, shops, fast food outlets, and the 19th hole Bar, that has entertainment many nights in summer.

The Paul Jones Hotel, Bar and Grill is situated in the village centre, close to the holiday park.

The hotel is named after a famous Naval Commander in the American Revolutionary War. John Paul Jones was born three miles north of Southerness, with his birthplace cottage now serving as a museum.

There is a statue situated outside the doctors surgery, close to the beach. Cannot find any information on the statue.

Southerness Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses in Scotland, built in 1749, square in shape and 56ft high. The lighthouse was decommissioned in the 1930s.

This is a good spot to view the end of Scotland, and look across the Solway Firth to Cumbria in England.

There is a coastal walk from the lighthouse, west along beaches and along the top of cliffs to the scenic villages of Rockcliffe and Kippford, about 9 miles to Rockcliffe.

There is a good hike to the 1,867ft Criffel by the Ardwall path for great views all around. The hill is easily found as it is by far the highest in the area. The path starts about 6 miles north of Southerness, 2 miles south of New Abbey.

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