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30th April 2019 Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Places to stay in Dumfries and Galloway

Planning a visit to Dumfries and Galloway? You’ve made a good choice as Dumfries and Galloway has it all, including a fantastic choice of hotels.

During your time in Dumfries and Galloway you’ll find lush green forests and sandy shores which have inspired great men and women. Visit the castles and historic spots to learn more of days gone by, while taking in the breathtaking views.

The region has so much to offer from art galleries, nature reserves and glorious gardens to Scotland’s national book town, in Wigtown. And, with its connections to the beginning of Scottish Christianity, famous poet Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns and great inventors such as Kirkpatrick Macmillan, this region has a fascinating history worth exploring.

Hotel room

There is a great range of hotels and accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway

We all know that a place to freshen up, relax or rest your head after a long day of city wandering is absolutely essential on any break. And your budget will determine your hotel choices, with top-end luxury on offer as well as fairly-priced options.

Before searching for a hotel, make a quick list of the things that you need to have a good night’s stay. Is it a free breakfast? Is there parking? Do you feel happier in a boutique property or a grand hotel offering the epitome of luxury?

Do you like old-fashioned décor or over-the-top interior design? And are you looking for a relaxing treatment or a state-of the-art gym.

Dumfries and Galloway has hundreds of places to stay and across the region, well-known hotel brands like Hilton and Premier Inn sit alongside independent hotels including the stylish The Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms Hotel and the Friars Carse Hotel.

The Buccleuch and Queensbury Arms Hotel

The Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms Hotel is a traditional yet stylish country hotel in the picturesque town of Thornhill. Whether you are looking for a place to stay whilst taking advantage of the many outdoor activities on offer, exploring the area, or looking for a delicious yet relaxing place to eat – the hotel looks forward to welcoming you.

Within the charming market town of Thornhill, the hotel is a thriving hub for the local community and visitors alike. Head Chef, William Pottinger, takes great pride in serving up the highest quality dishes using locally-sourced produce, and can facilitate private dining if desired. Will, an award-winning chef, changes the menus season to season, so there is always a new and exciting dish on offer.

Friars Carse Hotel

Set in a 45-acre Dumfriesshire estate including woodland extending down to the banks of the River Nith, Friars Carse Hotel offers guests a warm welcome.

The hotel has a magnificent panelled entrance hall and elegant staircase, a well-furnished spacious lounge with views over the garden and river, a comfortable bar and a panelled snooker room with full sized table.

The Friars Carse Hotel’s riverside setting and historic atmosphere make it a truly memorable wedding venue and its private fishing beat provides angling in season. In fact, Friars Carse is a great place for a leisure break for anyone who likes the outdoors in friendly surroundings. There are also self-catering cottages within its grounds.

As well as hotels, there is also a great range of hostels, welcoming B&Bs and cosy guesthouses. And the choice of self-catering is fantastic too, with everything from stunning townhouse properties and gorgeous cottages to converted warehouses and even a camping pod!

Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries

Explore the local history in Dumfries and Galloway, visit Caerlaverock Castle

Whether you stay right in the very heart of the city or outside of the centre, there are lots of accommodation options to choose from. There’s a great choice of facilities too, from WiFi and on-site parking to swimming pools and pet-friendly accommodation.


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Image credits: ©Getty Images/iStockphoto; Sarah Mason Photography/Powfoot Hotel; Stephen Leonardi/Unsplash

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