Dumfries & Galloway History
With its connections to the beginning of Scottish Christianity, famous poet Robert Burns and great inventors such as Kirkpatrick Macmillan, Dumfries & Galloway has a fascinating history worth exploring.
Travel back 700 years on the Robert the Bruce Trail to see the castles and museums that bring to life the story of the man who won Scotland independence.
Step inside the World Famous Old Blacksmiths Shop in Gretna Green to hear about the couples who ran away to tie the knot in beautiful Dumfries & Galloway.
Follow the life of Scotland’s National Bard through his last years by visiting the home, farm and favourite inn of Robert Burns.
Take a stroll around the beautiful castles to see the unique, triangular Caerlaverock, the strikingly tall Threave and the grand Cardoness.
Wander around the town of Whithorn and you can find out all about St Ninian, who brought Christianity to Scotland back in the fifth century.
Follow the KM Trail to discover the story of Kirkpatick Macmillan, inventor of the world’s first pedal bicycle.
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