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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. Annandale Distillery

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    Distilleries

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    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading

    Annan

    Annandale Distillery was established in 1836 and reborn in 2014 following an extensive £10.5million restoration project. Once again single malt Scotch whisky is being produced in the region after almost a 100 year sleep.

  2. Drumcoltran Tower

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    Dalbeattie

    Located 7 miles north east of Dalbeattie, Drumcoltran Tower is a fortified mid 16th century L plan tower house, adjacent to mid 18th century farmhouse.

  3. Gradings

    Thornhill

    Welcome to the Centre which celebrates local culture and the life of Victorian explorer Joseph Thomson, Learn about his travels, see his home's unique period features, discover unusual histories and enjoy the scenic beauty of Nithsdale.

  4. Gradings

    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.

  5. Gradings

    • 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.

  6. The Globe Inn (Dumfries)

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Whether you are a Robert Burns enthusiast or just fancy a pint and some good food, The Globe Inn is a must visit.

  7. 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.

  8. RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Stranraer

    Find out about the local birds and wildlife at the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

  9. Westerkirk Library

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Langholm

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

  10. 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.

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