A Mansion Houses in Dumfriesshire
Extending to some 40 acres, the Gardens at Drumlanrig Castle are magnificent and impressive. Some of the designs date back to the early 17th and 18th centuries, such as the Long Terrace Walk, the Shawl and the East Parterre, while others have been restored using later designs. Restoration work continues on the original Cascade, once visible from the High Terrace of the Castle but seriously overgrown since its abandonment in the 1830s, while the imposing Victorian Glasshouse and historic Heather Houses remain popular visitor attractions.
Dumfries & Galloway
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The Private House Stay's Guide
Private House Stays defines Dumfriesshire as the Eastern half of the Dumfries and Galloway area that includes the spectacular Bird watching and beauty spots along the Solway Firth and stretches North along the A76 through Sanquhar until you meet up with Southern Ayrshire. It is a much under-rated part of Scotland except by the North-west English who have holidayed here for generations. The Northern coastline of the Solway is a magnet for artists and the Kirkcudbright and Wigtown Book festivals are highly rated.