The Best Places To Visit in Dumfries & Galloway

Handpicked Top 3 Places To Visit in Dumfries & Galloway, UK. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


Port Logan, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway DG9 9ND

Since 1969

Botanical Garden, Plants, Walled Garden, Fish Pond, Eco-Conservatory Housing, South African Plants, Tasmanian Creek Area, Discovery Centre, Exhibitions, Schools Visits, Family Activities & Baby Changing Facilities

Free Admission for Children & Members - Over 1,800 different plant species, including around 120 that are threatened in the wild, can be seen thriving at Logan - It is Scotland's Most Exotic Garden and welcomes nearly 25,000 visitors each year

Price: Adults £6.50 & Concessions £5.50

Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We visited this garden part of a coach party on a cloudy damp day but that didn't spoil our walk around the walled garden and grounds. As we walked through the many plants we were reminded of holidays in Maderia, amazed at the tender plants grown here in Scotland, it's got to be seen to be believed. The paths are very well kept and easy for people with walking difficulties they also have mobility scooters available. The whole area is very well maintained by permanent gardeners and students.

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The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries & Galloway DG2 7SW

Since 1862

History Museum, Exhibitions, Information Center, Tours, Collections, Displays, School Visits, Group Visits, Educational Programs, Learning Programs, Workshops, Events & Shops

Free Admission - It is the largest museum in the region - The museum has extensive collections relating to local and history from the pre-historic era - The museum also has the world's oldest working Camera Obscura

Price: Adults £3.00p & Concession £1.50p

April - September: Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm October - March: Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We really enjoy local museums and didn't know what to expect in Dumfries, it is superb. From locally made silver, to a display on the Jacobite rebellion; to local weights and measures converting to early national standards; to a display about Robert the Bruce; details and artefacts from the last public executions; Roman and Saxon carved stone; there is so much there. On top of that there is the astronomical display and the excellent telescope purpose-built for the local astronomical society.

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Former Control Tower, Heathhall Industiral Estate, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 3PH

Since 1977

Specialty Museum, Exhibitions, Displays, Aircraft Collections, Aero Engines, Artifacts, Airborne Forces, Civil and Military Collections, Group Visits, School Visits, Outdoor Aircraft, Control Room, Programs & Events

The Museum’s volunteers continuously strive to improve the museum and to ensure that the museum offers an interesting and enjoyable day out for all the family - It is a volunteer-operated aviation museum

Registration SC257787

Price: Adults £4.50, Children and Concessions £3.50, Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £12.50

March - October: Wed 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm July & August: Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm November - February: Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

I was fortunate enough to be asked to take a couples wedding photos here last weekend. What a treat! Immaculately kept venue. The staff couldn't have been any more helpful and enthusiastic, they were amazing and clearly very passionate about their museum. We had a full look around the museum and had plenty of opportunities for some amazing photography, of course the piece de resistance was the gorgeous Loch Doon Spitfire, in all its glory. A must see! would highly recommend a visit here.

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