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Dumfriesshire - Dumfries

Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland. It is near the mouth of the River Nith into the Solway Firth. Dumfries was a civil parish and became the county town of the former county of Dumfriesshire. Dumfries is nicknamed Queen of the South. People from Dumfries are known colloquially as Doonhamers.

The first official intimation that RAF Dumfries was to be built was made in late 1938. The site chosen had accommodated light aircraft since about 1914. Work progressed quickly, and on 17 June 1940, the 18 Maintenance Unit was opened at Dumfries. The role of the base during the war also encompassed training. RAF Dumfries had a moment of danger on 25 March 1943, when a German aircraft shot up the airfield beacon, but crashed shortly afterwards. The pilot, Oberleutnant Martin Piscke was later interred in Troqueer Cemetery in Dumfries town, with full military honours. On the night of 3/4 August 1943 a Wellington bomber with engine problems diverted to but crashed 1½ miles short of the Dumfries runway.   

Caravan & Camping Self Catering Cottage Guest House/B&B

Barnsoul Caravan Park

Tel: 01557 814351

Come and explore the countryside and wander in the wide open spaces at Barnsoul Caravan and Camping. Situated in the heart of beautiful Dumfries and Galloway and just 6 miles from Dumfries town centre, you’ll be well placed to visit numerous local attractions and activities right on our doorstep.

Nearly 300 acres of woodlands, paddocks and ponds attract an abundance of wildlife, including deer, fox, badgers, otters, red squirrels and a huge variety of bird life. Our comfortable facilities offer: water, electric hook ups, shower block with individual cubicles, communal kitchen, communal dining room, laundry facilities, chemical toilet disposal, and an on-site warden.

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Belmont Stables Cottage

Tel: 01387 268032

One of very few self-catering cottages within Dumfries town itself, yet in quiet secluded location 10 minutes walk from town centre and 5 minutes drive from countryside. Excellent base for exploring Dumfries & Galloway and 7Stanes mountain-bike trails.

Belmont Stables Cottage is a good base for exploring Dumfries and Galloway.

The cottage has Private Garden, Two beautiful bedrooms - sleep 3/4
Bathroom with shower, Open plan living area, Integrated Kitchen, Lockable store for bikes and Free Wi-Fi.

Local facilities include Golf, Walking, Bird Watching, Cycling, 7Stanes Mountain Biking, Archaeology and more.

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Waverley guest house

Tel: 01387 254080

We offer bed & breakfast

Single room rate £25 per night per person

Double room with en suite rate £45 per night per person

Single room with en suite rate £30 per night per person

We are close to all amenities – train station 2 minute walk, town centre 5 minute walk, local bus service 5 minute walk.

A handy place to stay if just passing through Dumfries, we are friendly and very welcoming.

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