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Broughton House and Garden

The Broughton House and Garden was home to the famous artist E A Hornel has now become one of the main tourist attractions in the city. The house belonging to the 18th Century era now showcases various works of art by established as well as up coming artists in Scotland. The main objective here is to promote Scottish art and there are various events and activities held here with the same purpose. Blooming with various exotic trees and plants, the garden is perfect for a quiet stroll. If you are an art lover then the Broughton House and Garden is the best place for you to visit. For further information do visit their website.

MacLellan's Castle

Located in Kirkcudbright, the MacLellan's Castle was the residence of the Macellan family of nobles. Built in the 16th Century, it is now owned and maintained by Historic Scotland.

Tongland Abbey

A former ruin paves the path for a new civilization. Such is the beauty of the redundant Tongland Abbey. This former Premonstratensian monastic site can be dated back to the 13th Century. Located in the Tongland region of Scottish Dumfries and Galloway, the site now shelters the village of Tongland. The state of the abbey is in ruin with a stone built framework adorning a bed of natural greenery. The churchyard still houses the graves and memorials dating back to the active days of the abbey.

Dundrennan Abbey

Dundrennan Abbey was a monastery built in the year 1142 in Romanesque style and noted for its unspoiled architecture of Cistercian era. The abbey is mostly in the state of ruins but the grey sandstone structure is still holding its architectural form. The admission prices here fluctuate, and the site is closed on short notice due to bad weather conditions. Visit the website for more.

Hestan Island

The Hestan Island is one among the few noteworthy islands in the region of southwest Scotland. It is precisely located at the Solway Firth. It roughly measures around 460 meters by 270 meters and the southern tip of the island is well known. It is also a favorite destination of most tourists as it stands as one among the only 43 tidal islands which are walkable from the mainland of Great Britain. The island features many attractions like the lighthouse dating back to 1893, the Daft Annes Steps, the Elephant Rock amongst others.

Kenmure Castle

The region of Dumfries and Galloway is renowned for the varied castles and the Kenmure Castle is no exception. The County House is noted to be occupied from the Middle Ages and one prime distinguishing factor is the presence of a small constituent that incorporates a standing castle from the seventeenth century. Situated on a partial natural mound, it stands to immense significance and the ancient nature of the castle has garnered immense tourism value and is a scheduled monument.

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