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Destination guide

Head to the historical city of Dumfries

Come and experience Dumfries and its history, museums and entertainment. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the fishing, hiking and theatres. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Dumfries

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Dumfries a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lochmaben Golf Club (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Lockerbie Golf Club (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Southern Upland Way Trailhead (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Annandale Way Trailhead (19.1 mi / 30.8 km)
  • Devil's Beef Tub (23.5 mi / 37.8 km)
  • Maryport Golf Club (23.9 mi / 38.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Dumfries

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Dumfries is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mabie Forest Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Caerlaverock Wetland Centre (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Dino Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Sandyhills Beach (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Kippford Beach (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Rockcliffe Beach (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Dumfries

The nearest airport is in Carlisle (CAX), located 33 mi (53.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), which is 49.7 mi (80 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Dumfries Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Dumfries?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 371 holiday lettings around Dumfries. From 323 cottages to 24 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dumfries?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Dumfries. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Dumfries Museum: 323 holiday lettings
  • Dumfries Station: 335 holiday lettings
  • New Abbey Corn Mill: 347 holiday lettings
  • Mabie Forest Park: 340 holiday lettings
  • John Paul Jones Museum: 425 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Dumfries listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Dumfries?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 323 Cottages in Dumfries. Our other popular types of Dumfries holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 24 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 323 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 323 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dumfries?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 11 holiday homes with pool available in Dumfries. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.