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Dumfries



View of Dumfries Dumfries is the largest town in south-west Scotland and being sited on the River Nith, a former major seaport. Dumfries is also known as ‘Queen of the South.’

Robert Burns lived in Dumfries before his death in 1796 and his house still contains personal possessions. The Robert Burns Centre recalls his years in Dumfries and his mausoleum is in St. Michael’s churchyard. Click on Burns Light image for Special Burns Light weekend offers.

Mid Steeple in the centre of Dumfries was built in 1707 as courthouse and prison. Devorgilla Bridge dating back from 15th century is oldest of five across River Nith, and a converted 18th century Windmill contains camera obscura and local history museum.

Robert the Bruce began his rebellion against the Edward I and the English at Dumfries by capturing the castle in 1306, leading to the Wars of Independence.
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