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.
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.
Belmont Stables Cottage
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
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.
Waverley guest house
We offer bed
rate £25 per night per person
with en suite rate £45 per night per person
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