The rich history of Scotland brings a wealth of tourists to this northern UK country every year, and for those who come looking for a mix of historical attractions and beautiful landscape, the southern region of Dumfries and Galloway makes for the perfect destination. Minutes from your hotel you will discover cultural sites like the famous Robert Burns Centre, home to original manuscripts of the Scottish Bard, as well as Sweetheart Abbey, a Cistercian abbey built by Lady Devorgilla for her recently departed husband.
Visit MacLellan’s Castle in Kirkcudbright
If you’re a fan of discovering ancient castles then a visit to MacLellan’s Castle in Kirkcudbright is an absolute must. Built in the 16th Century and named after Sir Thomas MacLellan of Bombie, the house once hosted parties of local nobility including on at least one occasion King James VI. This era of tower-house building in Scotland was noted for its introduction to the more extravagant displays of wealth and domestic comfort, some of which can still be viewed in the house's 15 rooms.
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