Dumfries and Galloway Hotels
Things to do in Dumfries and Galloway
Out and About
If you like the outdoors you will love all the activities in Dumfries that you can take part in. There are high adrenaline pursuits such as quad biking, mountain boarding and rock climbing, but if you prefer something a little less strenuous, there is plenty of stunning scenery to explore on foot or by bike. There are also lots of opportunities for fishing or playing a round of golf if you are looking for things to do in Dumfries and Galloway.
Whatever you choose to do you will be able to discover mile upon mile of outstanding landscapes. There are many attractions in Dumfries and Galloway that will suit all types of visitors, whatever their interests. Historic sites and museums give you an insight into the rich past, and there are various galleries that art lovers will adore.
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura at the Observatory lets you delve into the local history and the wildlife that has evolved through time. The Camera Obscura offers breathtaking views across the town and surrounding countryside. Or you could visit the house of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, and see his original manuscripts as well as the study where he spent much of his time writing.
The 17th century Drumlanrig Castle at Thornhill is a must-see for anyone with a passion for history. This majestic building sits among 120,000 acres of parks and gardens, with several walking trails. For families with children there is an adventure playground with aerial runways, rope bridges, slides and climbing frames. If you want to keep the kids occupied during your stay at hotels in Dumfries and Galloway you will find play centres, a theme park and a zoo that they are guaranteed to love.
One of the best ways to see many of the regions highlights is to book a guided tour. There is a wide variety to choose from, including the Dumfries Ghost Walk, Kirkdale Water Driven Sawmill and Nature Trail, and the Dumfries and Galloway Hiking Tour.