Scotland’s southern region of Dumfries and Galloway holds a wealthy mix of historical ruins, cultural sites, and stunning landscape. Whether you’re a fan of strolling through rolling green hills, coastal beaches, and forested parks, or enjoy discovering Scotland's past through the local architecture, such as at Dundrennan Abbey in Kirkcudbright and Castle Kennedy Gardens in Stranraer, there are a wide range of things to see and do in this part of the country.
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For those visiting Scotland and looking to explore the cultural history of the land, a visit to the John Paul Jones Museum in Dumfries is a must. John Paul Jones is considered “The Father of the American Navy”, and this traditional cottage is where he was born, back in 1747. This wonderful museum features a number exhibitions regarding the history of John Paul Jones as well as his naval tactics. There is also a video and audio exhibit housed in the reconstructed cabin of his ship, Bonhomme Richard.
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