Dumfries & Galloway Quick Facts & Figures

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Dumfries & Galloway is located in South West Scotland, prominent cities and towns in the area include Dumfries, Gretna and Castle Douglas. Dumfries & Galloway enjoys a milder climate than most of Scotland due to its southerly location.

Dumfries & Galloway includes of scenic coastline and beaches, charming small towns and villages full of Scottish character and plenty of open spaces offering the best of the scenic countryside. The area is a haven for walkers, cyclists and sightseers. Local attractions & places of interest include Castle of St John, Caerlaverock Castle, Broughton House & Garden and Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year


Dumfries & Galloway Quick Facts

Population: 535,300

Region: South West Scotland

Area total: 6,426 sq km

Languages: English, Scots, Scottish Gaelic

Dialling Code: 01387 (Dumfries), 01461 (Gretna), 01556 (Castle Douglas).

Postcode Area DG (Dumfries), DG16 (Gretna), DG7 (Castle Douglas).

Closest Airports: Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport & Edinburgh Airport.

Local Food: Haggis, Scottish Beef, Artisan Cheeses, Oatcakes and Seafood varieties.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Dumfries, New Galloway, Gretna, Castle Douglas and Moffat.

Famous Attractions: Castle of St John, Caerlaverock Castle, Broughton House & Garden and Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park.
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