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. Castle Douglas

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    Castle Douglas

    Castle Douglas is an 18th century market town that is also a designated Food Town with lots of local produce.

  2. Glenluce

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    Glenluce

    Glenluce is a rural village with a valley setting and a 12th century abbey while the Water of Luce offers salmon fishing.

  3. 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.

  4. Thornhill

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    Thornhill

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

  5. New Galloway

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    New Galloway

    New Galloway is a village close to Loch Ken and is also on the edge of Galloway Forest Park.

  6. Ruthwell

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    Ruthwell

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

  7. Cairnryan

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    Cairnryan

    Cairnryan is a village that overlooks Loch Ryan and is notable for its large modern ferry port.

  8. Kirkcolm

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    Kirkcolm

    Kirkcolm is a village on the northern tip of the Rhinns peninsula, with Loch Ryan to its east.

  9. Moffat

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    Moffat

    Moffat is a historic spa town in the Annandale Valley, 21 miles from Dumfries.

  10. Wigtown

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    Wigtown

    Wigtown is Scotland's National Book Town and is the gateway to the Machars.

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