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Torthorwald is a small historic village in Dumfries and Galloway in Southern Scotland, situated between Dumfries and Lochmaben to the east of the Lochar Water. The rural village is surrounded by picturesque scenery, quiet country roads and an abundance of wildlife; it is ideal for walking and cycling with forest walks, tourist routes, trails and cycle paths. Torthorwald is a popular tourist destination with shops, services and places to eat; there are hotels, campsites, a holiday village and self-catering accommodation nearby. Historically interesting features include the ruins of the 13th century Torthorwald Castle, located in the centre of the village, the stone motte-and-bailey fortress was once the stronghold of the Kirkpatrick and Carlyle families, inside is an interesting turnpike stair to access the upper floors. The recently renovated the parish church dates from 1782 and is a cruck framed cottage complete with a thatched roofed. Nearby Dumfries is a busy shopping town with supermarkets, a cinema, theatre, pubs and night-clubs. Attractions include Burns House a simple sandstone house where Scotlandís National poet, Robert Burns, died in 1796 aged only 37, and Shambellie House, a Victorian country house which is now a National Museum of Costume with exhibits on fashion and social etiquette from the 1850ís to the 1950ís, there is a shop, tea-room, picnic area and wooded grounds.


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Manor Country House Hotel (0.06 miles)

Manor Country House Hotel

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The Manor is conveniently situated in the quiet rural village of Torthorwald, away from town centre noise, but just 2 miles off the A75 Dumfries by-pass on the A709 and ... More

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Travelodge Dumfries (2.13 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Dumfries (2.42 miles)

For shops and local amenities Dumfries town centre is only 2 miles away. Conveniently located for Dumfries train station also just 2 miles away. Local attractions include Threave Gardens for picturesque walks and DG1 Leisure ... More | visit website
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Townhouse Hotel (3.00 miles)

Townhouse Hotel

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The Townhouse Hotel is a small, family run business where the cosy atmosphere is the key reason people return to us time and time again. Located just a short ten ... More

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Southpark Country House (3.02 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 (3.26 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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The Pleuchie's Howff (3.44 miles)

The Pleuchie
We are an Inn with an eclectic mix of a pub, a restaurant and a guest house in Dumfries, run by an equally eclectic family. For those of you not familiar with the "Doric" a Pleuch ... More | visit website
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Moreig Hotel (3.45 miles)

Moreig Hotel

Perfect Hotel accommodation in Dumfries & Galloway, furnished to a high standard, the Moreig Hotel is close to the centre of Dumfries in South West Scotland. Good food and comfortable accommodation, the Hotel is ideally ... More | visit website

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Inverallochy (3.47 miles)

Traditional Victorian Sandstone Villa offering excellent service and accommodation. Situated in the Historic and picturesque town of Dumfries. Close to railway Station and all local amenities. Single rooms and en-suite rooms available. All rooms equiped with ... More | visit website
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Glenaldor House (3.55 miles)

Glenaldor House
At Glenaldor House we aim to ensure you have an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Glenaldor is a lovely and spacious Victorian house built in the 1860's, it is a listed building and sits in a ... More | visit website

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