Dumfries and Galloway has over 200 miles of coastline, pretty towns, charming villages, beautiful hills and a great network of touring roads to discover all its hidden treasures. The area offers unspoilt natural beauty and colour all year round, perfect if you just like to relax or if you enjoy taking part in adventurous/outdoor activities.
Dumfries, the region’s largest town has a population of approximately 32,000 and very diverse historical roots from King Robert, the Bruce to Robert Burns. It boasts associations with Bonnie Prince Charlie (the Young Pretender who never became king of Scotland), J M Barrie (who wrote Peter Pan) and John Paul Jones (the founder of the US Navy), to name but a few. It is also the home of the first Bicycle (Kirkpatrick Macmillan; in 1939) and played host to the last public hanging in Scotland! The well known statue of Robert Burns can be seen in the centre of the town and many visitor attractions are linked with our national bard, and eternal, if unofficial, poet laureate of Scotland.