Towns and villages in Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Looking along the main street of Dumfries and Galloway's Food Town, Castle Douglas.
    The Food Town of Castle Douglas.
  • The Devorgilla Bridge in Dumfries which crosses the River Nith, one of the oldest standing bridges in Scotland
    The Devorgilla Bridge in Dumfries, one of the oldest standing bridges in Scotland
  • Looking along a street in Kirkcudbright, the Artists' Town, to McLellan's Castle
    Looking along to McLellan's Castle in Kirkcudbright, the Artists' Town
  • Looking across the bay to the sea front houses in evening sunshine at Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway
    Why not stay in sea front accommodation in Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway?
  • St Johns Town of Dalry
    St Johns Town of Dalry

Learn all about the towns and villages in Dumfries & Galloway, with their stunning buildings and streets filled with independent stores, visitor centres and museums.

From bustling arts and crafts towns to charming seaside villages, there is plenty to uncover when visiting Dumfries & Galloway.

Enjoy a day in Dumfries, the lively capital of the region which is famed for its connections with the National Bard, Robert Burns. Just 8 miles along the Solway Coast Heritage Trail lies the pretty conservation village of New Abbey, and the imposing Sweetheart Abbey is one of the highlight attractions in the region.

The east of Dumfries & Galloway is home to the romantic Gretna Green and historical Moffat which boasts the title of Scotland’s first ‘walkers are welcome' town.

The wonderful Galloway Heartland boasts the Galloway Kite Trail, Castle Douglas Food Town and the Colvend Coast. Kirkcudbright is known as the Artists’ Town and is still the home of many artists and writers today.

Scotland’s National Book Town of Wigtown has around 30 book-related businesses and over 250,000 books to choose from. Head west to find gorgeous seaside locations including Stranraer and Portpatrick, or north to explore Wanlockhead, Scotland’s highest village.

Use the information to find the perfect area for your accommodation, so you can be nearby the region’s great activities and attractions. Find the perfect town or village in Dumfries & Galloway and start planning your Scottish holiday today.

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  1. Ruthwell

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    Ruthwell

    Ruthwell is a small village close to the Solway Firth and lies between the towns of Dumfries and Annan.

  2. Langholm

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    Langholm

    The ‘Muckle Toon’ of Langholm is the birthplace of the legendary poet Hugh McDiarmid and is famous for its annual Common Riding festival.

  3. Thornhill

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    Thornhill

    Thornhill is a village between Dumfries and Sanquhar and its focal point is the Mercat Cross.

  4. Glenluce

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    Glenluce

    Glenluce is a rural village, 15 miles west of Newton Stewart and 10 miles east of Stranraer, with a 12th century abbey.

  5. St John's Town Of Dalry

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    St.John's Town of Dalry

    St John’s Town of Dalry is a very old settlement that overlooks the Water of Ken.

  6. Kippford

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    Kippford

    Kippford is a village on the Solway Coast and lies just three miles from Dalbeattie.

  7. Kirkcudbright

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    Kirkcudbright

    Kirkcudbright is a harbour town on the Solway coast that has always been popular with artists. Located around 10 miles form Castle Douglas, and only 6 miles from the A75.

  8. Wanlockhead

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    Wanlockhead

    Wanlockhead is Scotland’s highest village and is situated in the Lowther Hills.

  9. Gretna and Gretna Green

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    Gretna Green

    Gretna is a planned town built during the First World War while nearby Gretna Green is famous for being the marriage capital of the UK.

  10. Canonbie

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    Canonbie

    Canonbie is a village on the River Esk, six miles from Langholm and two miles from the border with England.

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