It was here in 1306, among the local sandstone buildings, that Robert the Bruce sparked the Scottish wars of independence by slaying the Red Comyn, his rival for leadership of the Scots, before seeking out an army to fight the forces of the Crown. The poet Robbie Burns, who latterly worked as an excise man, searching the coves for smugglers, and lived here in what is now Burns Street. The house and his farm are still here, as is the mausoleum in which he was buried in St Michael's churchyard. It was also here that JM Barrie was inspired to write Peter Pan.
Once a significant port, Dumfries is dominated by a tower and a midsteeple and has many attractive features. Among them is the Devorgilla Bridge, the oldest surviving multiple-arched bridge in Scotland; and Scotland's oldest working theatre. Here, too, you will find the largest diameter stone circle on the mainland of Scotland, The Twelve Apostles.
Here we try to offer a wide selection from budget to luxury hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast, B&B accommodation suitable for holidays, vacations or business travellers in Dumfries or surrounding areas.
Hotels Guest Houses Bed and Breakfast in and around Dumfries...
16-20 Newall Terrace, Dumfries, DG1 1LW
From £60 per room. Single Occupancy from £30 per room 1 Single, 1 Double, 4 Twin, 4 Family
SSmall friendly licensed guest house close to the town centre, relax and enjoy the comfortable atmosphere of our well appointed lounge bar. All our bedrooms have Tea/Coffee making facilities and TV. Full Scottish breakfast available. Enjoy all the amenities of Dumfries centre including swimming, sauna and a steam room. Dumfries has excellent golfing, fishing and is brilliant for walkers.