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Auldgirth

Auldgirth

This quaint town lies in a peaceful riverside setting beside the River Ninth, just outside Dumfries in the heart of the scenic Scottish Borders. The tranquillity of the location makes for some excellent woodland walks, with jogging and cycling paths waiting to be explored.

Visitors may also enjoy visiting the nearby market towns and villages, as well as Dumfries, which features a number of museums, theatres and other visitor attractions. Further afield lies the beautiful and dramatic coastline, featuring outstanding seascapes and pristine beaches including Sandyhills, which are ideal for leisurely walks. The area also boasts a number of remarkable historic attractions such as the Drumlanrig Castle, Gardens and Country Park.

We love Auldgirth because...

  • Riverside setting
  • Lovely leisurely walks
  • Iconic medieval castles
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Hotels
Hotels in Auldgirth
Friars Carse Hotel
Auldgirth, Auldgirth DG2 0SA

Located just outside Dumfries, the hotel is the perfect spot for celebrating special occasions, enjoying spectacular nature holidays or planning a fishing trip.

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£ 52.00pp
Friars Carse Hotel
Auldgirth, Auldgirth DG2 0SA

Located just outside Dumfries, the hotel is the perfect spot for celebrating special occasions, enjoying spectacular nature holidays or planning a fishing trip.

In and around Auldgirth

Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

This fascinating museum is focussed on the local history of the area and set within an 18th century windmill. From prehistoric footprints, to the stone carvings of the first Christians in Scotland this museum takes visitors on a journey through the regions history. Visitors can reach the top and look through Camera Obscura, a historic optical instrument from 1836 – which provides stunning vistas of the surrounding countryside for miles around.

Drumlanrig Castle

An utterly dramatic and awe-inspiring 17th century castle, set amongst the 120,000 acre Queensberry Estate. Step inside to admire the magnificent upholstery, art, furnishing and rooms. With guided tours available, as well as a variety of walks through the estate, this is one attraction that needs to be visited. Children will enjoy the ‘adventure playground’ and snacks and drinks can be bought at the Tearoom.

Caerlaverock Castle

This formidable medieval castle is truly iconic, featuring a fairy-tale moat and twin tower gatehouse. The castle has fallen into ruin after centuries of war, but remains an impressive sight. Also be sure to checkout the wonderful siege warfare exhibition, showcasing reconstructions of siege engines and explaining more about the castles tumultuous history through the ages. Outside the castle, visitors can explore the awe-inspiring Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve, consisting of many walks through a variety of terrains and presenting spectacular wildlife watching and photography opportunities.

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