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

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.

~Things to do in Dumfries, Activities and Family Activities in Dumfries~

~Latest Dumfries Lifestyle & Culture News~

Region Celebrated National Fitness Day 2023

National Fitness Day, took place on Wednesday 20 September, and was to encouraged the nation to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity across the UK. It also aims to raise awareness of being physically active for overall health and wellbeing. Whilst many people love nothing more than heading out into the glorious hills […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

Record Crowds & Sizzling Performances: Music at the Multiverse 2023 Festival Sets New Heights

The two-day Music at the Multiverse festival took place at Crawick Multiverse on the 2 nd and 3 rd September. Thanks to a record crowd, amazing performances and a sizzling hot weekend of sunshine in Dumfries and Galloway, this family-friendly festival has left event organisers, visitors, locals and headliners buzzing with excitement about the potential […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

South of Scotland Claims Prestigious International UCI Bike Region Label

The South of Scotland has joined a prestigious list of world-leading cycling destinations after being awarded a UCI Bike Region Label. The South is the first region in Scotland to be awarded the label by cycling’s world governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The label recognises a city or region’s commitment to both Elite […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

New website provides support During Regions Dental Crisis

A WEB-SITE aimed at providing advice on maintaining oral and dental health has been launched in Dumfries and Galloway.    The website aims to provide essential information, practical advice, and authoritative resources to support individuals in maintaining their oral health. This is important at any time, but particularly during these challenging times of NHS dentist […] Dumfries & Galloway 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.