Image: The Statue of Robert Burns, Dumfries

© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Dumfries

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.

Travel to and around Dumfries

Just under two hours from Edinburgh by car, an hour and a half from Glasgow, and a mere 33 minutes from Gretna Green on the Anglo-Scots border, Dumfries is easy to reach whichever direction you’re travelling from. 

A tip from your local expert

Image: VisitScotland Information Centre

© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

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