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Explore the historic attractions of Dumfries & Galloway to gain a great insight into how people lived in the past, from the food they created in the mill, to the mines where they worked and the castles they defended.
Discover Dumfries & Galloway's turbulent history by visiting the region's castles. Britain's only triangular-shaped castle, Caerlaverock, has a dramatic past as has Threave Castle, once owned by Archibald the Grim.
Dumfries & Galloway boasts a number of exciting museums, visitor centres and galleries on a fascinating variety of subjects. Discover the life of John Paul Jones, 'The Father of the American Navy', visit a genuine 18th century lead mine at Hidden Treasures - Museum of Lead Mining and learn about the Second World War at the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum.
Visit historic sites and historic buildings in Dumfries & Galloway, including the Thomas Carlyle Birthplace Museum and the New Abbey Corn Mill, where you can still hear the sounds of the waterwheel moving and operating today.
If you're looking for more ideas on historic attractions to visit, take a look at our Dumfries & Galloway itineraries which help you explore the heritage of the Solway Coast and the region's romantic past.
Take a stroll around the beautiful castles of Dumfries & Galloway and hear unique and fascinating tales from the turbulent history of Britain’s only triangular castle to the six storey tower house of Cardoness.
Explore Dumfries & Galloway’s museums and you can descend down into a mine, climb to the top of a windmill, or find out more about one of the region’s most historic areas.
Visit the galleries of Dumfries & Galloway to admire the work of local and national artists. See different perspectives of the inspirational landscapes and appreciate the skills of local craftspeople.
Explore the churches, cathedrals and abbeys in Dumfries & Galloway which include the stunning ruin of Sweetheart Abbey, a Ukrainian POW chapel and a Buddhist Monastery.
Go behind the walls of some of Dumfries & Galloway’s historic buildings and homes to uncover tales of millworkers, artists and famous poets.
Learn more about Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard, who in a short but fascinating life made a lasting mark that sees him revered the world over.
Visit the historic sites in Dumfries & Galloway with an old churchyard, a historic harbour and a granite boulder which commemorates the first victory of Robert the Bruce.
Explore the monuments and ruins of Dumfries & Galloway and imagine what life was like thousands of years ago with castle ruins and an Anglo-Saxon cross.
Uncover Scotland’s literary greats, trace back your family history and marvel at some truly breathtaking castles and monuments.
Use these handy tips on how to delve into the Scottish history books and records and find out if you have Scottish ancestors.
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