Tourist Attractions etc in Dumfries & Galloway
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Dumfries & Galloway Tourist Attractions

Tourist attractions in & around the area of Dumfries & Galloway...

Dumfries & Galloway Tourist Attractions

blank tabTHE DEVIL'S PORRIDGE EXHIBITIONTourist Attraction
Stanfield, Eastriggs, Dumfries & Galloway, DG12 6TF
The Devil's Porridge Museum tells the phenomenal story of the finest munitions factory on the planet, HM Factory Gretna. Built during the First World War, the factory stretched 9-miles along the Solway Coast and at its height, produced more cordite explosive than all the other UK factories combined. In less than one year, two new townships had been designed and built by the pioneers of the Garden City movement; Eastriggs and Gretna provided housing, amenities and recreation for the 30,000 factory workers who came from all across the Empire. Through unique objects and interactive displays, our new museum in Eastriggs brings to life the secret wartime history of south-west Scotland and Cumbria. Discover what life was like for the thousands of people that helped Britain win the war.
Tel: 01461 700021
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blank tabTHE CLOG AND SHOE WORKSHOPTourist Attraction
The Old School, Balmaclellan, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3QE

Come and see the Galloway tradition of clog making at the Clog and Shoe Workshop. Six styles of clogs and 12 styles of regular footwear can be individually made, in a wide range of colours for YOUR feet from outlines and measurements OR you can choose from stock. Prices: footwear from £68.00, leather goods from 25p. Visitors can see ongoing work. Buses and coaches only by arrangement.
Tel: 01644 420465    Fax: 01644 420777
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Moffat Walking Festival

Contact: Moffat Initiative, 1 Ladyknowe, Moffat, DG10 9DY
Tel: 01683 220227     E-mail:

Whether rain or shine, enthusiastic walkers turn up in force for the Moffat Walking Festival, waterproofed and determined. Many walkers have such a good time that they return every year. Walks for all levels from gentle to strenuous and evening entertainments.

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The World Famous Old Blacksmiths Shop Centre

Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, DG16 5EA
Tel: 01461 338441 / 01461 338224    Fax: 01461 338442

Curious travellers have journeyed to Gretna Green's Old Blacksmith Shop for over 150 years. They have followed in the footsteps of the countless thousands of runaway couples who, since 1754, have raced to Gretna Green to marry under Scottish law. Nowadays historical intrigue is married with excellent shopping and great places to eat. The Story of Gretna Green is revealed when you enter the Blacksmith's Cottage which houses an award winning multi lingual exhibition. Audio and audio-visual displays bring to life the drama of Gretna Green runaway marriages. Children's Play park, Native Breeds Park, Arts & Crafts Centre and Sculpture Garden complete your visit.

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Marrbury Smokehouse

Bargrennan, Nr Glentrool, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 6RW
Tel: 01671 840241    Fax: 01671 840241

Traditional Scottish Smokehouse producing a wide range of luxury gourmet smoked foods. Smokehouse, Shop and 'The Orangerie at Marrbury' Restaurant. The Marr family have been "Net and Cobble" Salmon Fishermen on the local River Cree, and to this day, still use the same traditional methods as their forefathers have done for generations before them. Marrbury Smokehouse is set in a beautiful rural location nearby to the Glentrool Forest Park. Visitors to the Smokehouse, can dine in the 'The Orangerie at Marrbury', where the panoramic views of the surrounding Galloway Hills are quite spectacular. Restaurant patrons, may often find they are given the opportunity to "tour the Smokehouse" to see how the food they are eating, has actually been produced.

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Dumfries & Galloway Family History Research Centre

9 Glasgow Street, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG2 9AF
Tel: 01387 248093

The Family History Society welcomes visitors to its centre. Library, fiches, family trees. Local/family history books/maps for sale. Limited research available on request for nominal fee. Worldwide membership.

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Bladnoch Distillery Visitor Centre

Bladnoch, Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 9AB
Tel: 01988 402605     E-mail:

Situated on the banks of the River Bladnoch, the Distillery and Visitors Centre has one of the best Gift Shops in the are with examples of local crafts, good quality Scottish woollen goods and all at attractive prices. Dating from 1817, the buildings are of fine stone and slate and reflect the beauty and history of their setting. Wooden wash-backs and vast gleaming copper stills. Along the riverside walk is the ancient oak woodland of Cotland Wood, home of the broad leafed Helleborine, a rare orchid used as the Bladnoch motif.

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Mull of Galloway Visitor Centre

Mull of Galloway RSPB Reserve, Nr Drummore, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 9DH
Tel: 01776 830682    Fax: 01776 830682

The Centre houses impressive audio and visual displays including a DVD of the local scenery and wildlife. Listen to the sounds of the birds which are common in the area, including the kittiwake, shag, gannet and puffin. There is also extensive information on the history and geology of the Mull of Galloway. Visitors should take the opportunity to walk around the Reserve and enjoy its peace and tranquillity and experience the feeling of being at one with nature.

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New Abbey Cornmill

New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BX
Tel: 01387 850260     E-mail:

A carefully renovated water-powered mill, in working order, and demonstrated regularly to visitors in the summer months. A video, The Millers Tale, is on show inside the mill. Mill demonstration 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm in summer. The waterwheel and grounds are accessible for visitors with physical disabilities. Access to the corn mill is difficult for wheelchair users and access to the upper floors is not possible. Car park for 6 cars available which is 0.25 miles away at Sweetheart Abbey. Heavy traffic prevents setting down nearer the property.

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King Robert The Bruce's Cave

Cove Estate, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Nr Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway, DG11 3AT
Tel: 01461 800285     E-mail:

Robert The Bruce, born at Lochmaben Castle in 1274, was Knight and Overlord of Annandale and was crowned King of Scots in 1306. In the winter of 1307 after suffering defeat, King Robert went into hiding in the cave. While evading capture by Edward I, he spent three months living a solitary existence at a time when the wars of Independence were at their bleakest for the Scots.

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Buckland Plants

The School, Whinnieliggate, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, DG6 4XP
Tel: 01557 331323     E-mail:

A small, established family run nursery specialising in choice and unusual alpine, perennial and woodland plants. Many customers who bought from our first catalogue, are still ordering from us today. The nursery is located in the beautiful and un-spoilt Galloway countryside some 3 miles from Kirkcudbright. At the nursery you will find many hundreds of scarce and unusual plants that are only ever available in small numbers and never get into the main catalogue.

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The Globe Inn (Dumfries)

56 High Street, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG1 2JA
Tel: 01387 252335    E-mail:

Established in 1610, The Globe Inn, Dumfries has long been associated with Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. In 1796, Burns wrote "....the Globe Tavern here, which these many years has been my Howff....." and in 1819 the first of what was to become the annual tradition of Burns Suppers was held here at The Globe Inn in Dumfries, south west Scotland. At his howff (or haunt) his favourite seat still survives and some of his poetry may still be seen inscribed by Robert Burns with a diamond on his bedroom windows.

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