Dumfries is a historic market town that more than lives up to its local nickname, the Queen of the South. Located in the southern region of Dumfries and Galloway and connected by lovely russet-hued sandstone bridges which straddle the banks of the River Nith, this former royal burgh has an interesting history and special connection to Scotland’s National Bard.
A holiday in Dumfries is one to remember. The town boasts more than its fair share of historic gems, including one of Scotland’s oldest bridges. There is also the town’s Greyfriars Church, the site of the monastery where Robert the Bruce participated in the infamous murder of John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch. The town has also been home to a number of famous individuals throughout its history including Peter Pan author JM Barrie and British Formula One racing driver David Coulthard, but its most famous former resident is Robert Burns who spent his final years here.