Dumfries and Galloway is a region steeped in history; visitors have the opportunity to explore three magnificent castles:

Drumlanrig Castle

Caerlaverock Castle

Comlongon Castle


The 7 Stanes are 7 mountain biking trails spanning SW Scotland. Nearby towns and villages of Ae, Dalbeattie and Mabie are featured on the famed 7 Stanes route.

7 Stanes Mountain Biking Centre


Golf has a significant presence in South West Scotland and within Dumfries alone we have four quality golf courses.

Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club

Dumfries and County Golf Club

Crichton Golf Club


Dumfries boasts a variety of entertainment venues and attractions:

Dumfries Ice Bowl

DG One - Sport, leisure & entertainment complex

Theatre Royal

Gracefield Arts Centre

We Are Upland

Robert Burns

A passionate, inspiring, forward-thinking pioneer of his generation, Robert Burns is regarded as the national poet of Scotland. Visit the homes of Robert Burns at Ellisland Farm or Burns House.

Ellisland Farm

Burns House


Visitors wishing to research local family history can access invaluable records from several sources:

Dumfries Archive Centre

Family History Research Centre

Local Ewart Library