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. Newton Stewart

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    Newton Stewart

    Newton Stewart is a small market town on the banks of the River Cree, surrounded by the Galloway hills, around 25 miles from Stranraer.

  2. Whithorn and the Isle of Whithorn

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    Whithorn

    Whithorn has a strong association with St Ninian, who brought Christianity to Scotland, while the nearby Isle of Whithorn is a pretty coastal village.

  3. Portpatrick

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    Portpatrick

    Portpatrick is a seaside town on the western shore of the Rhinns of Galloway peninsula.

  4. 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.

  5. Kirkcolm

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    Kirkcolm

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

  6. 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.

  7. New Abbey

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    New Abbey

    New Abbey lies 8 miles from Dumfries along the A710, and on the edge of the village is the intriguing Sweetheart Abbey.

  8. Gatehouse-of-Fleet

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Gatehouse of Fleet is a village situated near the mouth of the Water of Fleet, ten miles west of Kirkcudbright.

  9. Dalbeattie

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    Dalbeattie

    Dalbeattie is known as the Granite Town of South West Scotland and sits in the Urr Valley, about 15 miles from Dumfries.

  10. 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.

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