Find places to visit and things to do in Dumfries & Galloway with these visitor guides.
14 Best Free Attractions in Dumfries and Galloway
Visiting Scotland’s tourist attractions can be an expensive business, especially for those visitors travelling with a family. In this article you will discover a list of completely free-to-visit attractions in Dumfries & Galloway that are suitable for all ages, including historic buildings, nature trails, museums and public parks.
Caerlaverock Castle: Things to DoTag: Castles
The unusual triangular-shaped Caerlaverock Castle is located near the Solway Firth on the Scottish/English border. The castle ruins are open to the public and offer access to a nearby woodland and nature reserve. Discover Caerlaverock Castle with this guide which includes an overview and visiting advice.
Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop: Things to Do
Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop near Dumfries has been the destination for young lovers to elope and get married since the 18th century. The site of the original wedding venue is now a tourist attraction that contains a museum, café, gift shop, and a lovers maze. Discover Gretna Green Blacksmith’s Shop in this complete guide which includes an overview and useful visiting advice.
New Abbey Corn Mill: Things to Do
The 18th-century New Abbey Corn Mill is one of the few mills in Scotland that still uses a water wheel to operate oat-grinding machinery. The mill is managed by Historic Environment Scotland and is open for self-guided tours. Discover what it’s like to visit the historic attraction in this guide which features an overview and visiting advice.
Solway Firth: Things to Do
The Solway Firth is the third-largest estuary in the UK and is a special conservation area consisting of coastal dunes, grassland and salt marshes. Stretching out across both England and Scotland the Solway Firth borders the stunning coastlines of Cumbria and Dumfries & Galloway and reaches out into the Irish Sea to almost touch the Isle of Man. Discover the Solway firth in this guide which includes an overview and useful visiting advice.
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