Kirkcudbright & Dumfries. Saturday 24th September
Kirkcudbright first today
Kirkcudbright is a harbour town on the Solway coast that has always been popular with artists. Located 10 miles from Castle Douglas and 6 miles from the A75.
Kirkcudbright (pronounced kir-coo-bree) sits on the banks of the River Dee and is the only town on the Solway coast with a working harbour. It’s an attractive town with a colourful blend of medieval, Georgian and Victorian buildings. Kirkcudbright became a magnet for Scottish artists in the late 19th century, and is now know as The Artists' Town because of this association.
We then travel to Dumfries
A day in Dumfries is one to remember. The town boasts more than its fair share of historic gems, including one of Scotland’s oldest bridges. There is also the town’s Greyfriars Church, the site of the monastery where Robert the Bruce participated in the infamous murder of John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch. The town has also been home to a number of famous individuals throughout its history including Peter Pan author JM Barrie and British Formula One racing driver David Coulthard, but its most famous former resident is Robert Burns who spent his final years here.
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