Scotland is home to a wonderful mix of historical sites, many of which have been laid low through the passage of time, but many have been maintained and still play a part in contemporary society, including everything from hotels to museums and working Royal residences.
The country’s southernmost region of Dumfries and Galloway holds a wealth of these sites, from the famous Sweetheart Abbey, built by Lady Dervorguilla in the 13th Century in memory of her departed husband, to the stunning gardens and grounds of Castle Kennedy Gardens, whose 75 acres are amongst the country’s most beautiful and manicured.
Visit Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill
Of the many active and occupied historical sites in Scotland, Drumlanrig Castle is perhaps one of the most grand. Built in the 17th Century, the castle sits on 40 acres of gardens and woodland within the 120,000 acre Queensberry Estate. The house is the current Scottish home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, and visitors will have the privilege of viewing some of the family’s astounding art collection, including Rembrandt's famed painting, Old Woman Reading.
The town of Thornhill, where Drumlanrig Castle is located, lies just to the north of Dumfries, making it a perfect base for your explorations. Just use the Expedia search tool to research and book your stay at a local hotel.
Start planning your trip to the south of Scotland today, and you’ll soon be discovering the beauty of its rich history