Dumfries & Galloway Explorer Pass
The key to unlocking hundreds of years of history at some of the top attractions in Dumfries & Galloway. The Dumfries & Galloway Explorer is the ideal way for your clients to enjoy the fantastic heritage offered in South West Scotland.
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Places to Visit:
- With its moat, twin-towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of a medieval castle.
- On an island in the River Dee stands Threave Castle, a massive 14th century tower built by Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway.
- The majestic ruins of Sweetheart Abbey were founded in 1273 by Lady Devorgilla of Galloway in memory of her husband John Balliol.
- In full working order, the water-powered New Abbey Corn Mill operates regularly in summer months to demonstrate how corn is milled to produce flour. A presentation video gives an insight into the miller’s life and trade.
- Dundrennan Abbey was the retreat of Mary Queen of Scots after the battle of Langside. She spent her last night here on Scottish soil in 1568.
- Maclellan’s Castle The remains of a late 16th century residence demonstrates how the architecture of the period had evolved from the heavily defended tower house to a new more domestic scale.
- The ancient home of the McCulloch’s, Cardoness Castle is a six-storey tower house dating back to the 15th century. Its battlements command excellent views over Fleet Bay.
- Founded around 1192, Glenluce Abbey is situated in a beautiful and peaceful valley. Its ruins include a 16th century chapter house and visitors can see an exhibition of objects excavated on the site.
- Founded by St Ninian in the 5th century, Whithorn Priory & Museum is the site of Scotland’s first Christian church.
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