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Drumlanrig Castle, Gardens and Country Park
Drumlanrig Castle, Gardens and Country Park


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Thornhill is a historical village in Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland situated 14 miles north of Dumfries on the River Nith. Thornhill village was planned and built in 1717 on the Queensberry Estate on the road linking Dumfries to Glasgow. This rural setting is a popular tourist destination surrounded by beautiful countryside and spectacular views over the Southerland Uplands. There are two hotels and a coaching inn all dating from the 1800’s and four churches from the 18th and 19th centuries. The wide village has red-sandstone Victorian villas and a tree-lined main street, the centre of the village is marked with the octagonal based Mercat Cross and is topped with the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry’s emblem of a winged horse. Thornhill has an 18-hole golf course and the area is ideal for walking, nature-watching and cycling. Bike-hire is available at Drumlanrig Castle, a 17th century turreted mansion once the ancient Douglas stronghold, now home to the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry and is open to the public. The castle is a grand renaissance building built by William Douglas the 1st duke of Queensberry and has many interesting features including art collections, French furniture and tapestries; there is a licensed restaurant, gift shop, children’s adventure playground, historical gardens and way-marked woodland walks and cycle routes on the estate.


Drumlanrig Castle, Gardens and Country Park


Dr G Bonn
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Pollock & McLean
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Buccleuch and Queensberry Hotel
Farmers Arms
Thornhill Inn


Buccleuch and Queensberry Hotel
Drumlanrig Cafe
Farmers Arms


Cademuir International School
Closeburn Primary School
Penpont Primary School


Robert Wilson & Son


Wray Graham & Muir


Capenoch Gardens
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Full Mental/Rik's Bike Shed(Cycling)
Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate(Shooting)

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Trigony Hotel (1.46 miles)

Trigony Hotel

Standing in over four acres of secluded gardens and mature woodland, Trigony started life as the Shooting Lodge for Closeburn Castle. Now home to the Moore family, Trigony combines the welcoming ambience of a country ... More | visit website

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Auldgirth Inn (5.84 miles)

Auldgirth Inn
Historical 16th century former monastic owned building oozing character,in rural Dumfriesshire 2 mins walk from river Nith, and 2 miles drive from Robert Burn`s Ellisland farm, ideal location for salmon & seatrout anglers, pheasant shooters ... More | visit website
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Friars Carse Country House Hotel (7.04 miles)

Friars Carse Country House Hotel

This fine Scottish Baronial Hall is most famous for its connections with the celebrated poet Robert Burns. Robert Burns wrote many of his well known works whilst staying at Friars Carse.

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Nithsdale Hotel (10.81 miles)

Nithsdale Hotel

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The Nithsdale Hotel is a friendly family run hotel, situated on the A76 approx half way between Dumfries and Kilmarnock in the picturesque setting of Upper Nithsdale. The hotel has ... More

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Woodland House (11.02 miles)

Woodland House
Welcome to Woodland House Hotel, a historic hotel in beautiful countryside on the edge of Dumfries. If you’re visiting us for business or for leisure then you’ll enjoy a relaxing, peaceful stay with tasty food ... More | visit website
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Blackaddie House Hotel (11.03 miles)

Blackaddie House Hotel

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The Blackaddie House Hotel is set amidst two acres of secluded gardens and offers spectacular views over the River Nith. Ideal for a romantic break, ... More | visit website

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Minister's Pool Lodge (11.03 miles)

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In an idyllic setting on the banks of the River Nith, with lovely views of the peaceful surrounding countryside, these beautiful stone cottages have been imaginatively converted ... More

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Southpark Country House (11.49 miles)

Southpark Country House

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Edge of town establishment enjoying peaceful location yet only 5 mins drive from town centre, panoramic views over the 3 valleys, easy access from all ... More


Wallamhill House B&B (11.80 miles)

Wallamhill House B&B
Situated in the beautiful county of Dumfries and Galloway in the south-west corner of Scotland. ... More
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Marchbankwood House (12.97 miles)

Marchbankwood House

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Our aim is to ensure that you have a relaxing stay; the spacious accommodation with real log fire, wonderful views over the Moffat Hills and comfortable bedrooms help us to ... More

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