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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
By UK Travel Guides

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People scurrying north along the M74 rarely turn off at Gretna and head for Dumfries and Galloway. This is a pity, as it is a wonderful area that can match anything in Scotland for beautiful scenery, grandeur and history. There are more than 200 miles of coastline with small coves, neat fishing ports, towering cliffs and wonderful sandy beaches. There also are beautiful villages, old abbeys and castles, vibrant towns and country roads that meander through soft, verdant scenery or climb up into bleak moorland landscapes that were made for walking. In the fields you will see herds of the region’s own indigenous cattle - the Belted Galloways, so called because they have a wide white band running round their bodies.

Dumfries is the largest town in the area, and is a lovely place, full of old red sandstone buildings and great shopping facilities. It is where Scotland’...
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