Formerly known as Queensberry, situated twelve miles southeast of Dumfries with a long history as a seaside resort, hugging the shore on the banks of the Solway Coast a designated area of outstanding beauty. Powfoot is well worth discovering.
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A wide range of wading birds, barnacle geese and the foreshore home to the endangered Natterjack Toad. Walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and golf at the excellent Powfoot Course. Shop, a luxury spa facility.
Journey from the western side of the historic Roman Hadrians Wall to the breath taking scenery of the lake district, indulge in a romantic castle or retrace the footsteps of Robert Burns, this area has many attractions.
Travelling along the west coast takes you through many historic towns and villages. The Solway Coast is renowned for spectacular sunsets and provides a haven of peace for you to enjoy. Dumfries is located in Scotland's Southern Uplands. You will enjoy nature at its very unspoilt best with deep forests, rivers, lochs and peaks. The Solway Firth is a firth that forms part of the border between England and Scotland, between Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway. It stretches from St Bees Head to the Mull of Galloway. The Isle of Man is also very near to the firth. The firth comprises part of the Irish Sea.
Dumfries has links with Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns; Gretna Green is the original quickie marriage one stop solution and Eskdalemuir is site of Samye Ling,the first Buddhist monastery in the west, a still thriving community with an impressive Tibetan temple, with a range of courses on offer.
Caerlaverock’s Wetlands Centre is open all year round to show visitors the coastal landscapes and nature during every season. The most famous member of the wild life is the wild flocks of Barnacle Geese between the months of October and April. Caerlaverock Castle, situated 8 miles to the southeast of Dumfries, is one of Scotland's best ruined castles and not to be missed. Likewise, the ruins of Sweetheart Abbey (once a bustling Cistercian order) at New Abbey. Also of historic interest is the Ruthwell Cross which dates from the 8th century. It's huge at 17 feet and once stood right on the shores of the Solway Firth. Today it's housed in Ruthwell's parish church.
Dumfries & Galloway
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