Dumfries Landmarks

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Dumfries Landmarks

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  • mojo51
    Glasgow26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed another amazing day at Dalscone! It is a 5* experience … the farm is immaculate and everyone is so friendly. My 4 year old granddaughter had a fantastic time at the reptile and insect experience and learned so many facts and got to handle many creatures. She hasn’t stopped talking about it. Thanks to everyone involved.
    Written 14 July 2024
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  • Bexar1836
    Spring, TX10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a Maxwell descendent, it has been a lifelong dream of mine to visit Caerlaverock Castle. It did not disappoint! With it's moat, the swans swimming slowly by, the clusters of wildflowers and and the Highland cows--- it was all just enchanting. I could have stayed there all day long. It would be a beautiful venue for a wedding. We were with a Dumfries tour and our guide was very helpful in showing us around and explaining castle life. The gift shop also had some nice items-- I wish they'd had a t-shirt or sweatshirt. It was the highlight of our trip!
    Written 5 July 2024
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  • The Johnsons
    Preston, UK160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We've been here a few times before and the kids always want to come back. Fantastic farm, it's so open which is great as you can keep an eye on all the kids or see where the rest of your group are when they are running about. The slides are great fun even for the adults and the kids love the tractor ride and boats too! My daughter especially liked feeding the lambs. It's just hard work getting the rings up to the top of the slide especially when the little ones want to do it multiple times.
    Written 3 June 2024
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  • Thomas
    Kendal, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great aviation and history museum run entirely by volunteers all of whom are friendly, welcoming and extremely knowledgeable.lots to see including the wonderful aircraft, smaller exhibits and a tremendous collection within the three floors control tower.
    The Loch Doon Spitfire is a major highlight and the short talk on the aircraft is absolutely not be missed.
    We had a wonderful visit, thank you to all volunteers, especially, Gavin who was painting the Lighting, for his time and knowledge on the Lighting and Meteor.
    Truly recommend this place and I’m already looking forward to a return visit .
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • happywanderer1960
    Carnoustie, UK2,425 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very well set outt exhibition in dumfries of where the bard lived and died
    Him and his wife and 7 children resided here ..plenty room for all and also a study for the man to do his writing
    Excellent exhibition and a must for a vist wen in the area
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • jsv580
    Norwich, UK21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family visit all ages everyone thought it was an amazing place garden woodland beach specimen trees some could be biggest in the country wonderful historic landscape.
    Did Heligan a few years ago disappointed considering the amount of funding from the lottery.
    Tim Smit did well getting the money.
    Over 40 people working there at one point .
    Hope Arbigland can find similar a wonderful landscape great history
    deserves funding.
    We all did the house tour which was excellent friendly relaxed welcome not
    National Trust!!!
    Great history to the house and visitors
    who have stayed Burns for one
    Naval history interesting John Campbell and navigation all put together well all thoroughly enjoyed the tour relaxed and sit down not NT.
    Visited many houses and gardens in Britain one of the most enjoyable and interesting.
    Good luck for the future Arbigland.
    Written 14 July 2024
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  • richard r
    Borgue, UK370 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for.Burns aficionados with many examples.of.his writings and belongings.
    Even for someone.less interested in Burns it is an interesting place to understand the difficulties of being a farmer and excise man in the past. Interesting old agricultural, dairying artifacts in the original steadying buildings.
    A lovely site, v quiet and with good walks through the orchard and along the River Nith. Dogs allowed everywhere except in the one main cottage.
    Written 2 September 2023
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  • happywanderer1960
    Carnoustie, UK2,425 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful restored house with the histiry from 1800s on first floor amd 1600s on lower floor
    Dental surgery fantastic with all the implements of torture lol at the dentist ..
    A cracking place to visit we on a discovery of places in dumfries
    5 ☆☆☆☆☆
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • happywanderer1960
    Carnoustie, UK2,425 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cracking tourist attraction and the kids would love it ..all rooms depicting all aspects of literature and decorated beautifully .A must visit for.parents and.kids
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • Chris L
    London, UK467 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June is a relatively quiet time but our visit was full of interest. There are different wals and hides to see a wide range of birds and even deer. We spent a couple of hours breaking our journey to Newton Stewart. Very refreshing.
    Written 26 June 2024
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  • FyingKiwi
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very scenic setting for a small sized castle. While in ruins, the four outer walls remain relatively intact, allowing one to very easily envisage what it would have looked like. All of its interior is now gone, but still well worth a visit.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Sharon G
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved visiting the graveyard. Picked up a tourist flyer with lots of information. Unfortunately were in Dumfries for only three days, and not Friday when the church open to the public.

    The graveyard is big with very big stones, many of which were contemporaneous with friends of Robert Burns.

    The story that fascinated me though was the link to "Bonnie Prince Charlie". I loved the story of the lead that should have made the roof watertight being redirected to manufacture musket bullets so the town could defend themselves... and it was so not something they needed to do.

    I would have loved to have seen inside the church, but have a good reason to visit Dumfries again. Xx
    Written 21 July 2023
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  • A M
    Hornsea, UK13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful walk round the grounds. Beautifully looked after.

    Emailed in advance to book a time which worked well. So glad we went.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Bibcay
    Gateshead, UK4,308 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This red church has out of this world architecture. The bell tower is gorgeous. I love everything about this church on the outside!
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • Sue S
    Leeds, UK25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is mainly a seventeenth century reconstruction and very beautiful with great views of the river Nith. The original bridge was washed away in floods and with funding from King James, reconstructed in 1625 - this is that bridge. The gothic arch at one end may possibly be from the original construction. A few hundred yards downstream was the spot where nine witches were strangled and burned to death on Whitesands overlooking the river. They were later exonerated by the church authorities who had condemned them 'on false evidence' but of course that did them no good (!) Dumfries is a beautiful little town with a rich and interesting history and Devorgilla Bridge holds a special place.
    Written 25 December 2023
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