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In the south of Scotland you’ll discover the region of Dumfries and Galloway, one of the country’s most serene pastoral lands, with a mix of local market towns, beautiful coastal scenery, and forested parkland, all of which provide visitors with ample opportunity to get out of their hotels and explore the local beauty of the land.
This is a stunning and unique scenery, and travellers to this part of the country will find it dotted with historical sites such as Caerlaverock Castle, Sweetheart Abbey, and Drumlanrig Castle. Discover the region that housed and inspired some of the country’s most notable artists, including E.A. Hornel, and Scotland’s famed poet Robert Burns.
Just on the outskirts of Dumfries lies Ellisland Farm, once the residence of Scotland’s National Poet Robert Burns, where the bard is said to have composed many of his most famous poems and songs, including “Tam o 'Shanter”, and the song known and sung round the world to see out the old year and ring in the new, “Auld Lang Syne”. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the premises, and see some of Burns’ original manuscripts and writings.
Nearby Dumfries is a perfect place to base your regional explorations from, and you can search and book your hotels or B&Bs using the Expedia search tool. A visit to the majestic nation of Scotland is one you’ll not soon forget.