Queensberry Square, Dumfries


Dumfries is the traditional county town of historic Dumfriesshire, also known as ‘Queen of the South’. As a market town and formal royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway constituency, it resides near the River Nith.

Did you know Dumfries is steeped in history? Sanquhar, a village in Dumfries, is home to the oldest post office in the world, opening in 1738, as well as Scotland’s oldest working theatre, the Dumfries Theatre Royal.


Winter Walk

Dumfries is a traditional country town rich with history and even once had royal burgh status. Start by refilling your water bottle at the Top up Tap on Queensberry Square and take a short car journey to Heathhall Woods. Here you can complete a 4.8km circular trail by foot or bike, immersing yourself in Scotland’s fabulous forestry.

Tag us in your festive walks under #12TUTs for the chance to win some Scottish Water goodies, and remember only to walk when weather permits and stay vigilant in cold conditions: Water Safety – Scottish Water

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