Dumfries is ripe for strolling. Laced by atmospheric lanes and quarters, you never know what you'll find.

It can be a hidden garden, a centre for contemporary visual art and craft, a delightful parkland golf course, a confectionary shop, a bustling farmers' market, a Palladian mansion, museums that are treasure troves of local history, lovely, red-hued sandstone bridges, or a medieval stronghold. Need we go on? Wherever you end up, it's probably going to be a place which will steal your heart. Nearby, you will find hills, rivers and forest parks that are the ideal setting for you to explore by foot, bike or boat.