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The weather in Dumfries
Above are the weather conditions for Dumfries. In the next 6 months, July will have higher average temperatures. However, temperatures can go lower than 2° in Dumfries in February. It may rain 26 days in January while it typically rains only 17 days in June.
Enjoy a holiday letting in Dumfries, Scotland's Queen of the South
The busy town of Dumfries offers up a variety of holiday accommodations for visitors. In the centre of town, you'll find modern apartments and traditional flats, whereas in the outskirts and surrounding countryside, there are larger detached properties such as stone cottages.
Local produce and dining options
Dumfries sits at the heart of some of Scotland's best agricultural land. Many of the town's restaurants use local meat, dairy products, and vegetables in their dishes. If your Dumfries accommodation has a kitchen and you feel like getting creative, head to the farmers' markets at Kilnford, where you can buy local ingredients to prepare a dish at home. If you'd rather someone else do the cooking, there's a restaurant at the market as well. Also, if you've a sweet tooth, stop in at the Cocoabean Café in Twynholm for some delicious handmade chocolates.
Castles, farming, and much more for the family in Dumfries
What kid doesn't enjoy a trip to a historic castle? Two very different castles are within a short drive of Dumfries. Caerlaverock, to the south, played an important role in battles with England. Although it is now in ruins, it's ideal for exploring. To the north, close to the village of Thornhill, is Drumlanrig Castle. This stately home, packed with paintings and antiques, is set amid extensive woodland grounds with a playground and formal gardens.
Farming and agriculture are very important to the Dumfries economy. Check out the farms at Dalscone on the outskirts of town, and at Mabie to the southeast – they're open to visitors and a great place for children to play, meet the animals, and learn about agricultural life. Drummuir Farm uses the milk produced on the farm to make delicious ice cream – why not sample a sundae at the onsite café?
Scottish history and Solway beaches close by
Dumfries boasts a wealth of fascinating stories, as well as poems – perhaps the town's most famous resident was poet Robert Burns, who lived there in the 1790s. A good starting point is the Robert Burns Centre, which tells the story of his life in Dumfries. See scale models and artefacts that paint a picture of everyday life in Dumfries in the 18th century. Robert Burns House, also open to visitors, contains the poet's desk and a selection of original letters and manuscripts.
South of Dumfries lies the Solway Firth, which separates Scotland from England. Whereas there are beautiful beaches along the length of the Solway coast, the best two are at Sandyhills and Rockcliffe. Sandyhills is particularly good for paddling, sandcastle building, and just for having fun. Galloway Forest Park, west of Dumfries, is one of the few designated 'dark sky' areas in the UK – it's free of light pollution and perfect for stargazing.
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