Dumfries Day Out
Dumfries has a fascinating history. It is the largest town in the region.
Dumfries was founded as a Royal Burgh in 1186 and was on the border of England Galloway was actually in England until 1234. In 1306 Robert the Bruce killed John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch Guardian of Scotland in Greyfriars Church Dumfries before become King of Scotland. Greyfriars Dumfries was rebuilt in circa 1870 across from where the original church was. There is a great deal of thing to see in Dumfries connected with Robert Burns, a statue, his mausoleum in St Michael's Churchyard, his house at 24 Burns Street and Robert Burns Centre. There are 2 further museums, Dumfries Museum with Camera Obscura and Old Bridge House Museum. We will also visit
Robert Burns first family home Ellisland Farm where he stayed with his wife Jean.
Travel time to Dumfries 2 hrs 15 mins, (82 miles - 133 Klms) each way. Stops - Biggar and Moffat.