Dumfries is located within Dumfries and Galloway and offers a host of different sightseeing opportunities for visitors while they are in this area of Scotland. If you happen to enjoy outdoor activities you will certainly want to make your way to Criffel, a hill that is popular among walkers for offering fabulous views of the coastline. Make sure you bring your camera. Other popular tourists spots in Dumfries include Threave Castle, Ae village and forest, Caerlaverock Castle, Drumlanrig Castle and of course, Gretna Green, well known as the site where couples ran away to get married for many years.
Dumfries, located in Scotland, is a scenic and charming little town, with a very vibrant and engaging history indeed. It was here that John Paul Jones, a pivotal Naval figure during the battle for the American War of Independence was born, and his house still remains to this day, and has been converted into a museum and is certainly worthy of a visit.
Dumfries also has the "Robert Burns House" arguably Scots most famous poet, and pivotal figure within the Scottish Freemasonry movement as well. It was at the Robert Burns House that "Rabbie" as he is affectionately known by the Scots, spent his last remaining years where he died tragically at the tender age of 37. His was a brilliant life, and he touched so many peoples lives that in due time, upon hearing of his death, people from across the whole of Scotland sent donations to his widow and son in order to support them. The Robert Burns House contains a overview of the life of this remarkable man, as well as numerous original copies of his literary works as well as personal artifacts. Related to Robert Burns is the Globe Inn, a tavern which he spent a great deal of his time in and was his "muse".
Also of note, is the Drumlanrig Castle, which despite its title, is not actually a castle in the strictest interpretation of the word, but rather is a more of a country home. A visually pleasing site, Drumlanrig Castle is certainly worth a visit as well.