Amazing things to do and see in Dumfries and Galloway

I am extremely happy to be able to introduce to you my photographic exploration of Dumfries and Galloway. It is a project I have been working on for a couple of months now, sorting, collating and curating my photos from this extremely wonderful but not much visited region of Scotland, where I was born and am from.

Photo: Simon Robinson

Photo: Simon Robinson

For those of you who may not know, Dumfries and Galloway is a county in the south west of Scotland. It lies to the north of the Lake District in England and to the south of Glasgow.

Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Online

Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Online

In this collection of photos I really wanted to capture the nature, architecture, beauty, historical and spiritual aspects of this land and its towns. This collection of photos is by no means comprehensive, and it has been difficult trying to decide which photos to add and which to keep aside. I should also note that there are some towns missing for which I do not have photos, and I have not documented the many cafes, pubs, restaurants and art galleries which are just fantastic to visit too, as well as many other locations and tourist attractions. But for now I would like to welcome you to Dumfries and Galloway through my photography. Please click on a photo to enlarge it, and if you have any questions about any of these photos, such as what they are, where they are etc, please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below. Many thanks

Dumfries

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Anderson Kilts, Dumfries – Queen of the South tartan

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Galloway Towns

Castle Douglas

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Thornhill

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Whithorn

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Wigtown

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Kirkcudbright

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Kirkton

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Dalswinton

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Gretna Green

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Moniaive

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Robert Burns

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Bankers and Banking

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Photo: Simon Robinson

Mountain Biking

Dalbeattie

Me cycling at Dalbeattie, Galloway, Scotland

Me cycling at Dalbeattie, Galloway, Scotland

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Photo: Simon Robinson

Mabie forest

Mabie Forest

Mabie Forest

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Photo: Simon Robinson

Ae forest

Ae Forest

Ae Forest

Dalswinton woods

Dalswinton

Dalswinton

Drumlanrig

Drumlanrig

Drumlanrig

Kirroughtree

Kirroughtree

Kirroughtree

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Glentrool

Glentrool

Glentrool

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Mitchellstacks

Mitchellslacks

Mitchellstacks

Along the coast

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The tower of New Abbey

New Abbey

New Abbey

Designated bike routes with little traffic

Bike route 10

Bike route 10

Bike paths

Dumfries bike paths

Dumfries bike paths

Stone circles and Megaliths

Cairn Holy

Cairn Holy

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Drumtrodden standing stones

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Glenquicken stone circle

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Torhousekie

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Wren’s Egg and Nest

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The Loupin Stanes

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The Girdle Stanes

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The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles

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Gardens

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

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Broughton House & Garden

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Open Air Art

Andy Goldsworthy

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Gavin Maxwell Memorial

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The Seven Stanes

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The Henry Moore Sculptures

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Lady Devorgilla, Dumfries

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Churches, Abbeys, Priories and Crypts

Dalswinton

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Lincluden

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Sweetheart Abbey

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North west of Dumfries

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Kirkton

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Ruthwell Cross

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Torthorwald

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Near Dumfries

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St Ninian’s Cave

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Samye Ling Buddhist Temple

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Castles

Drumlanrig Castle

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Caerlaverock Castle

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Old Caerlaverock

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Kirkudbright

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Friars Carse

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Lochmaben Castle

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Carsluith Castle

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Mote of Mark

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Drumcoltran Tower

Drumcoltran Tower

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Beaches

Southerness

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Whithorn

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Kippford

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Queen of the South

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Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Standard

Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Standard

Starlings

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 Oot ‘n Aboot

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5 responses to “Amazing things to do and see in Dumfries and Galloway

  1. We love Scotland… My mum, although from Yorkshire fell in love with it years ago. She now lives up in the highlands running a B&B in her 70’s! One of my first holiday memories as a child was at Port Patrick…. Lovely photos Simon they would make a gorgeous book. X Much loves from James and I and a huge hug too, I so remember your awesome hugs!

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