Things to Do in Dumfries

Find out What's On In Dumfries and Galloway postcode area, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing, Sports, Events, Nightclubs, Places to stay, Hotels in Dumfries and Galloway, with our comprehensive website. Whether you live in Dumfries, are visiting or looking to move here, you will be able to find places to stay, the best places to eat and drink, properties to buy or rent, local news & events, activities for the whole family, unique places to shop, beautiful scenic locations, historic landmarks, city centre entertainment, attractions and more!

What’s on in Dumfries, Places to Stay and Eat, Attractions

~Things To See and Do, Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay in Dumfries~

Whether you’re looking for things to do in Dumfries such as events and attractions, or are planning where to stay in Dumfries, you’ll find everything you need for your Dumfries holiday on What's On In Dumfries.com.

Attractions and Places to Visit in Dumfries

Attractions and Places to Visit in Dumfries

The region of Dumfries and Galloway is filled with history. Rich in natural beauty, historical attractions and fascinating activities, Dumfries area has varied landscape of hills, moorland, coastline, forest and rivers is just waiting to be explored, as is the Mull of Galloway, the most southerly point of Scotland.

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Places to stay in Dumfries

Places to Stay in Dumfries

Whether you prefer the big five star treatment or the personal touch of an intimate boutique, whether you want that breathtaking view or love the calm of the countryside, Dumfries offers plenty of choices.

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Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

If you’re looking for inspiration for new places to go, days out and things to do, there's no shortage of activities in Dumfries. Whether it's day or night, summer or winter, with your friends or with your children check out our listings.

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~Things To See and Do, Places to Visit in Dumfries~

~Food and Drinks in Dumfries~

Dumfries has a huge range of options for food and drink. Dining out in Dumfries is a treat. With everything from award winning restaurants, rustic cafes and the traditional Pubs.

When it comes to restaurants Dumfries has become renowned for having the best in style and flavours. Traditional treats, pub seats and cutting-edge chefs combine to make eating and drinking in Dumfries a peak pleasure.

Food and Drinks in Dumfries

Food and Drinks

From fine dining and afternoon tea to pop-up markets and humble street food, Dumfries is packed with options to suit any mood offering any and every cuisine you can think of.

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Casa Mia Dumfries
Casa Mia in Dumfries

Casa Mia offers modern and stylish food served in warm and welcoming surroundings. We are passionate about food and wine and we offer a wonderful dining experience.
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Cavens Arms
Cavens Arms Dumfries

I n the heart of Dumfries town centre, The Cavens Arms first opened in 2003 is offering great quality homemade food and real ales in a friendly and welcoming town atmosphere.

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The Globe Inn Dumfries
The Globe Inn Dumfries

Historically refurbished pub restaurant located in the center of Dumfries serving some of the best food available anywhere on the market. Seasonal/local produce..
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Auld Alliance Restaurant
Auld Alliance Restaurant

Our food reflects the historic links between Scotland and France - Scottish cuisine with a French influence, created by chef Will Gill using purely local ingredients
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~Shopping, Health & Wellbeing, Beauty & Spa in Dumfries~

Make sure to discover Dumfries's diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options. 

Shopping & Fashion in Dumfries

Shopping & Fashion in Dumfries

Dumfries has independent shops dotted throughout the city, though there are some streets with more shops than others. There are also a number of specialist shops, including jewellers, art galleries, toy stores, antiques dealers and seaside gift shops, as well as countless boutiques.

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Health and Wellbeing in Dumfries

Health and Wellbeing in Dumfries

Unwind in luxurious treatment rooms in a choice of beautiful and professional salons around Dumfries. Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Waxing, Consultations, Massages and more are offered in Dumfries’s best beauty salons.

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~What’s on in Dumfries the versatile website!~

We have people visiting our website from all over the country and helping them have a good time in Dumfries. Using our What's On In Dumfries website you can explore the best places to visitthings to do, hotelsrestaurants and much more! We even have an online business directory where you can search for the services of various trades people and many other sectors. 

Local services in Dumfries

Local Services

Visitors, students and residents of Dumfries can find information about local services and amenities or visit Events to find out more about local events or Local Traders about local tradespeople.

Properties for Sale & Rent in Dumfries

Properties for Sale & Rent

Estate agencies in Dumfries are offering a great variety of properties on the area's favourite locations. In Dumfries you can find an excellent selection of properties for sale and rent.

Things to do in Dumfries

Things to do

Enjoy a family day out in Dumfries, with different things to do whatever the weather. Explore green spaces, laser tag and play centres.

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~Latest Dumfries Lifestyle & Culture News~

4000 MORE NHS DENTAL PATIENTS TO BE DE-REGISTERED IN DUMFRIES

CHANGES at a Dumfries dental practice mean that more than 4000 people will be deregistered as NHS patients.   DADDS dental practice in Queensberry Street has closed, after a change in ownership.   Under the terms set out within regulations to provide NHS dental services, more than 4000 people currently will be deregistered as NHS […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


Six Dumfries and Galloway Finalists in the Scottish Veterans Awards 2024

Dumfries and Galloway has been successful having finalists in six categories at this year’s Scottish Veterans Awards, demonstrating the significant activity and high calibre of people involved in our region. The nominations are: Role Model of the Year – Archie Dryburgh MBE Health and Wellbeing Award – The Veterans Garden Dumfries Employer of The Year […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Soap Box Derby Champion?

Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby will run for its third year on Sunday 14th July 2024. The Search is on for new teams to take part this year! The first race is at 1pm but get there early to grab your prime viewing spot for the action. The Soap Box Derby is a fun-filled gravity […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


TWO ARRESTED AFTER £180K OF CANNABIS SEIZED IN EAGLESFIELD

Detectives in Dumfries & Galloway have seized cannabis worth an estimated £180,000 from a property in Eaglesfield. Officers attended the property around 5.35pm on Wednesday, 7 February to execute a warrant and found a cultivation within. Two men, aged 29 and 18, have been arrested and charged in connection with the recovery. They are both […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


LONG WAITS FOR HERNIA OPERATIONS “CANNOT GO ON” – SMYTH

People living in pain are facing waits of up to and over a year for vital hernia treatment in Dumfries and Galloway, South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has warned.    Statistics obtained by a Scottish Labour FOI have shown that in several health boards, Hernia patients have had to wait for hundreds of days for treatment. […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


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What’s On In Dumfries

Dumfries and Galloway is an incredible area, full of history, beautiful sites, and incredible things to do. The beautiful River Nith runs straight through the town. There is a historic bridge that spans the Nith, called the Devorgilla Bridge. There are so many amazing things to do in Dumfries, from a sightseeing tour of the iconic landmarks to uncovering centuries of history at one of the museums or excellent walks in the beautiful local countryside or enjoying a traditional afternoon tea or coffee, the possibilities are endless.

Dumfries and Galloway have an extensive range of things to do with a selection of places to eat and drinkattractions and activitiesplan your stay or days out in Dumfries. Our What’s On In Dumfries and Galloway guide has the latest events not to miss in Dumfries and Galloway. Check the latest events, news, exhibitions, shows and more in Dumfries by checking out our News and Events page. Whether you’re looking for things to do with family and friends, the best weekend breaks or planning a longer holiday in Dumfries and Galloway, you can be sure you’ll find all the information you need.