Dumfries and Galloway is a Good Starting Point to Learn about Historic Scotland
by Richard Teahon
The Dumfries and Galloway region of the U.K is often visited by tourists in Scotland. There are several reasons why tourists visit the region, not least because the rugged landscape is often breath taking, and the attractions which are scattered throughout the region are also well visited by a traveller looking to learn about historic Scotland.
One of the most breath taking sites in Dumfries and Galloway is the The Grey Mare’s Tail, a waterfall which was caused by years of rock erosion. Water flows form Lock Skeen to falls 200 feet to fill Moffat Water far below. The Grey Mare’s Tail is often the start or ending point for many a hiker in Scotland and many trails are popular with both the experienced walker and the novice.
Historically, Dumfries and Galloway can lay claim to significant events and people. This is no better symbolised than Threave Castle, where after the ferryman takes you across to the Island where it is located, the home of “Archibald the Grim” will convey medieval Scotland in its proper light. The history is rich and resonating in the walls of Threave Castle, and the Douglas home is brought to life well.
It is impossible not to speak about Dumfries and Galloway without mentioning one of the world’s greatest poets, Robert Burns. The great man spent most of his adult life in the region and there is a dedicated club called the www.burnshowffclub.org
. There are many monuments dedicated to Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway.
This is just a snapshot of one of Scotland’s more historical regions, and no article on a website can truly do it justice.
Accommodation ranges from hotels to bread and breakfasts. Many travellers and tourists prefer to stay in Dumfries and Galloway holiday homes
or vacation rentals due to the lower costs and flexibility.
Article submitted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 & read 54 times.
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