Dumfries (/dʌmˈfriːs/ ( listen) dum-FREESS; possibly from Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Phris) is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland, United Kingdom. It is located near the mouth of the River Nith into the Solway Firth. Dumfries is the traditional county town of the historic county of Dumfriesshire. Dumfries is nicknamed Queen of the South. People from Dumfries are known colloquially as Doonhamers.
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5.0 based on 21 reviews
24 acres of gardens surrounding an Adam-style 18th house, with woodland walks, formal gardens, a lake and a beach on the Solway Firth looking across to Cumbria. The House has strong links with Robert Burns (the poet), John Paul Jones (father of the US Navy), James Craik (George Washington's physician) and John Campbell (the first Captain of HMS Victory). Visitors can book a talk about this history while touring the principal rooms of the House. There are holiday lets in the Stable Yard.
Had a great visit today and a personal tour by owner and master garden designer Wayne, enthralling! Owner John was working on the luscious lawns and Alistair gave us a tour of the estate and visitor facilities. Great to see such an awesome interesting collection of mature trees and shrubs and the changes are noticeable as the garden emerges from the cocoon of history.
4.5 based on 284 reviews
A Great Day Family Fun Day Out - Rain or Shine. Dalscone is a family adventure farm located in Dumfries, Scotland. Here you can also visit Scotland's largest independent toyshop! Have fun in our huge indoor soft play area that is filled with ball cannons, slides and other exciting features. Explore our outdoor attractions for children and adults alike including trampolines, pedal karts, bumper boats and crazy golf! Take a ride around our Farmari where you can encounter llamas, donkeys, goats, pigs and more!
Visited here today, two family’s 4 adults and 4 children in total. I travelled from Cockermouth and would do it all over again!! It’s worth the travel and we will be going back. It’s amazingly clean and the staff are amazing (there are lots of them) but they are busy keeping everyone happy and the place spotless. All the doors are secure and alarmed so little ones can’t get out of the indoor area. So there is a huge indoor play area (soft play) and a cafe which is reasonably priced and tasty. Also a huge area with ride along tractors and little tike cars. Outside there is a park, huge bouncy castle inflatable, go kart track, mini golf, trampolines, sand area and a huge track for family go karts to go right round the farm park. Plus a water fight area. The water boats are £2 and the electric motorbikes that are on a track outside and inside take £1 coins. Water bombs are 50p but apart from that everything is included in the price. We were there all day and left at 4.30 We will be returning I would rather travel the extra 30 mins from Carlisle and go here instead of Walby.
4.5 based on 165 reviews
Variety of walks, hides and animals to see. Great way to spend a sunny September half day. Ample parking, safe and small shop selling gifts.
4.5 based on 100 reviews
Mabie Forest, the original mountain biking venue in the south west of Scotland. Mabie lies just a few miles south of Dumfries and caters for beginners right through to the most expert of riders.
We did the longest trail which was a very varied walk. We got absolutely drenched in a downpour about 1/3 of the way round and didn't see anyone for most of the remainder of our walk. It's a nice place to visit for a walk.
4.5 based on 74 reviews
Great place to take the kids. Crazy Golf, Trampolines, Putting Green & Play Park, all well maintained and very clean/tidy. Plenty of free parking and a small, (cash only), cafe by the park.
4.5 based on 21 reviews
So after being told by a government that couldn’t care less about me that I have to be a key worker (food retail) the last 8 months have been awful. We decided we needed to get away from where we live and people. We stayed in Annan and decided to take a trip to Mabie Forest. Once we parked up (£3) and hit the trails we didn’t see another soul until we returned to the car. Despite constant rain the absolutely fabulous scenery more than made up for the weather. The dog was exhausted and so were we. Some pretty tough hill climbs and plenty of picnic spots (weather permitting). People have already covered the lack of dog poo bins so I won’t go into that. I have no issues with the fact you have to take your own rubbish with you. All in all a lovely day out in the fresh air.
4.0 based on 83 reviews
Private Garden in Dumfries and Galloway Only open one day a year To book tickets for this year's open day please visit scotlandsgardens.org/portrack-the-garden-of-cosmic-speculation/
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