8 days in Dumfries and Galloway Itinerary

8 days in Dumfries and Galloway Itinerary

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Dumfries
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Stranraer
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Dumfries

— 4 nights
Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gretna Gateway Outlet Village (in Gretna), Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop (in Gretna Green) and Drumlanrig Castle (in Thornhill). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Caerlaverock Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Threave Garden, take an in-depth tour of Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Annandale Distillery.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dumfries trip itinerary planner.

Linton to Dumfries is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Linton in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Dumfries, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stranraer.

Things to do in Dumfries

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Stranraer

— 3 nights
Stranraer is a town in Inch, Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. Explore Stranraer's surroundings by going to Logan Botanic Garden (in Port Logan), Creetown Gem Rock Museum (in Creetown) and Mull of Galloway Lighthouse (in Mull of Galloway). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Castle Kennedy Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Castle Of St John, and sample the fine beverages at Bladnoch Distillery.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stranraer holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Dumfries to Stranraer in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stranraer

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Dumfries and Galloway travel guide

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Gardens · Castles · History Museums
The mild climate and gentle landscapes of Dumfries and Galloway unavoidably influence the region’s culture, history, and everyday life. The region includes three National Scenic Areas, with numerous short- and long-distance walking paths and mountain bike trails. The rolling hills and lush valleys of this area hide some of the country’s most idyllic towns. This is one of Scotland’s sunniest regions, boasting some of the finest gardens in the entire country. Long accustomed to welcoming tourists from around the globe, even the smallest of the region’s attractions often include a convenient visitor center and a small local museum.