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. 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.

  2. Dumfries

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    Dumfries

    Dumfries, ‘the Queen of the South’, is a historic country town, famed for its connection with Scotland's National Bard Robert Burns.

  3. 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.

  4. Kirkcudbright

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    Kirkcudbright

    Kirkcudbright is a town on the Solway coast that is popular with artists and has a ruined castle.

  5. Lochmaben

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    Lochmaben

    Lochmaben is a small town that boasts three lochs and is 8 miles from Dumfries.

  6. Kippford

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    Kippford

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

  7. 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.

  8. Portpatrick

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    Portpatrick

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

  9. Wigtown

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    Wigtown

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

  10. Thornhill

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    Thornhill

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

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