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The BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House 4 Star Hotel in Lockerbie, Scotland near Dumfries and Galloway.

Located amid acres of magnificent grounds with stunning views of the beautiful Scottish countryside, Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion.

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Steeped in history, the hotel dates back to 1762, but with all the up-to-the-minute amenities you would expect from a top class 4 star hotel, Dryfesdale is a special place indeed.

A place you will enjoy returning to again and again. A place where you can be sure of a special welcome.

Staying at the Best Western Dryfesdale Country House 4-star Hotel in Lockerbie, Scotland near Dumfries and Galloway, for a few days will give you plenty of time to enjoy the many and varied leisure facilities on the doorstep.  If walking is your favourite pastime there are plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy the pleasant countryside around the hotel.

But why not just relax and enjoy your stay.

The Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel also makes an excellent choice of venue for your private functions, conferences and weddings. Whatever the occasion, catering for a sit-down meal or up to 150 for an evening reception, great attention will be paid to all the details ensuring everything and everyone is taken care of. Nothing is forgotten to provide an enjoyable and memorable occasion.

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Visitor Centres

Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors Centre Trust – Lockerbie

Formerly a cemetary workers cottage, the Visitors Centres’ aim is to provide visitors and the general public information and advice regarding the history and area of Lockerbie, as well as local recreational facilities.

Old Blacksmith’s Shop – Gretna

Built around the original Blacksmith Shop, the world famous destination for eloping couples looking to be wed, the visitors centre contains a shops, an exhibtion detailing the story of Gretna Green and the Blacksmith’s Shop itself.

Caerlaverock Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust – Nr Dumfries

Excellent place to visit for naturalists and bird lovers alike.

Mabie Farm Park – Nr Dumfries

A fun day out for all the family! Whether feeding the animals, tearing around the quad track, or even just relaxing in the tea room there is something for everyone young or old.

Robert Burns Centre – Dumfries

This eighteenth century watermill, found on the west bank of the River Nith, houses an exhibition telling the story of Robert Burns’ time in Dumfries. The centre also features a restaurant, and in the evenings the film theatre shows the best in contemporary cinema.

Historical Sites

Lochmaben Castle– Nr Lockerbie

Situated approximately 1 mile south of Lochmaben, by Castle Loch, this ruined 14th-16th century castle was once a seat of the family of Robert The Bruce.

Caerlaverock Castle– Nr Dumfries

Visitors can tour the castle itself, as well as view an exhibition of medieval seige warfare. The site also features a nature trail, popular with naturalists, a shop selling a range of local products, a cafe and an adventure play park for the kids.

Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace – Nr Lockerbie

The essayist and historian, Thomas Carlyle (born 4th December 1795), was one of the most profund influences on 19th century Britain. His birthplace, the Arched House, stands as a window unto domestic life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Some of Carlyle’s belonings, and a collection potraits can also be viewed.

Burns House – Dumfries

This is the house where Burns spent the last years of life. Burns enthuisiasts come from all over the world to see the house, making it a popular place to visit.

Sweetheart Abbey – Nr Dumfries

Dating from 1273, the abbey was founded by Lady Devorgilla of Galloway to commemorate her husband, John Balliol. The abbey itself is named in memory of Lady Devorgilla, who was laid to rest in the abbey next to the embalmed heart of her husband.