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. New Galloway

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    New Galloway

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

  3. 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.

  4. Sanquhar

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    Sanquhar

    Sanquhar is a small market town in the Nith Valley and is surrounded by striking scenery. Located almost directly half way between Ayr and Dumfries on the A76.

  5. Wanlockhead

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    Wanlockhead

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

  6. Lockerbie

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    Lockerbie

    Lockerbie is the first sizeable town north of the Scottish Border and is on the main road and rail routes between Glasgow and Carlisle.

  7. vSandhead

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    Sandhead

    Sandhead is a village on the Rhinns of Galloway overlooking the broad expanse of Luce Bay, around seven miles south of Stranraer.

  8. Rockcliffe

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    Castle Douglas

    Rockcliffe is a seaside village on the north shore of the Solway Firth.

  9. 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.

  10. Auchencairn

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    Auchencairn

    Auchencairn is a small picturesque village on the coast road from Dalbeattie to Kirkcudbright.

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