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  1. Castle Of St John

    Type

    Castles

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    This medieval tower house was built around 1500 by Ninian Adair of Kilhurst, one of the most powerful Lairds of Wigtownshire.

  2. Portpatrick - Old Church

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Portpatrick

    Whilst exploring the beautiful village of Portpatrick, stop by the Old Church which is thought to be medieval.

  3. McGill Duncan Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Showcasing an eclectic selection of paintings from the 19th century to work by contemporary artists, this is a must-visit for any lover of fine art.

  4. Lochmaben Castle

    Type

    Castles

    Gradings

    Lockerbie

    Lochmaben's magnificent ruins are a fine example of a 14th-century Z-plan Scottish tower house.

  5. Repentance Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    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.

  6. Chapel Finian

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Glenluce

    Situated 5 miles north west of Port William, the remains of this small chapel are thought to date back to the 10th century.

  7. Cardoness Castle

    Type

    Castles

    Gradings

    • 4 Castle
    4 Castle

    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    A fine example of a Scottish tower-house castle, Cardoness Castle was built in the later 15th century as the fortified residence of the McCullochs.

  8. Savings Banks Museum

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Ruthwell

    Discover the history of the savings bank movement as well as the region of Dumfries & Galloway itself at the Savings Banks Museum.

  9. MacDiarmid Memorial

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Langholm

    Overlooking the town of Langholm, this memorial takes the form of a giant metal open book and is dedicated to the poet Hugh MacDiarmid.

  10. Glenluce Abbey

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Glenluce

    Founded in 1192 by Roland, Earl of Galloway the magnificent ruins of this Cistercian Abbey are some of the best preserved in Scotland.

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