Scotland is a land of myth and legend, you only have to know where to go to be swept up in its magic. With a vast array of castles, museums, monuments, abbeys, and historic hotels, as well as some of the country’s most idyllic countryside, the southern region of Dumfries and Galloway should be included in any visitor's itinerary to this nation.
The market town of Dumfries is home to a number of great cultural sites, such as the Robert Burns Centre and the nearby Caerlaverock Castle. A visit will soon make it clear why this region of Scotland birthed some of the great works of the country’s most acclaimed and cherished poet, Robert Burns.
Visit the Dumfries Museum
For those looking for information on regional history, the Dumfries Museum is not only home to a wealth of local knowledge and relics; see fossil prints of prehistoric animals and learn about ancient tools, weapons and carvings. Or take a trip to the top of the museum's 18th century windmill and look through the Camera Obscura. Installed in 1836, it provides panoramic views of the surrounding region, and is the oldest functioning instrument of its kind, in the world.
To book your stay at a hotel, B&B, or guesthouse in Dumfries, be sure to use the Expedia search tool, and you’ll soon find yourself learning about the unique history of the famed northern country of Scotland.