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  • A couple in the garden of Broughton House in Kirkcudbright, the former home of EA Hornel
    The garden of Broughton House, Kirkcudbright
  • Looking down to the buildings of Ellisland Farm
    Ellisland Farm
  • Looking down on the Mull of Galloway lighthouse which is on the edge of a cliff.
    Mull of Galloway, Scotland's most southerly point

Go behind the walls of some of Dumfries & Galloway’s historic buildings and homes to uncover tales of millworkers, artists and famous poets. Discover a variety of exciting historic attractions for you to explore from a lighthouse to a library, farm to a pub.

Use the information listings to plan a trip to the historic buildings and homes of Dumfries & Galloway.

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  1. Gradings

    Lockerbie

    Visit this tribute to the community of Lockerbie at the Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor’s Centre, situated by the Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial and Garden of Remembrance.

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Gretna Green

    Steeped in history and magical charm, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is where couples have come to marry since 1754.

  3. Repentance Tower

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    Lockerbie

    Standing on Trailtrow Hill, Repentance Tower formed part of a chain of defense posts which warned against English raiding parties who crossed the border.

  4. Broughton House & Garden

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Kirkcudbright

    Head to Kirkudbright where you can explore the 18th century Broughton House, home and studio of the artist E.A Hornel until his death in 1933.

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    Stranraer

    Castle Kennedy, now a romantic ruin is believed to have been standing in the 14th Century however there are sadly no surviving pictures, since the Castle and virtually all its contents were destroyed by fire in 1716.

  6. Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Annan

    A museum devoted to writer and historian Thomas Carlyle, one of the most influential thinkers in 19th century Britain.

  7. Westerkirk Library

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    Langholm

    Holding over 8000 books, from the 18th century to the present, Westerkirk Library is the oldest library still in use in Scotland.

  8. Ellisland Farm

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Dumfries

    Explore the former home of Robert Burns, which today it is one of the leading visitor attractions in Dumfries dedicated to Scotland's national poet.

  9. New Abbey Cornmill

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    New Abbey

    The fully restored water-powered New Abbey Cornmill offers visitors a wonderful insight into Scottish rural life in years gone by.

  10. Drumlanrig Castle

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    Castles

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    • 5 Castle
    5 Castle

    Thornhill

    Explore the vast estate and enchanting interior of one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. The magnificent 17th century Drumlanrig Castle boasts over 40 acres of beautiful maintained gardens and offers a range of of activities for the whole family.

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