Discover Dumfries and Surrounding Areas

Music and Theatre

  • The Venue

    The Venue

    DG1 4NN | 9.6 Miles | 16 Mins

    The Venue is a two-floored nightclub & live concert hall located in the centre of Dumfries right beside the Rabbie Burns Statue. It's Live Lounge is open almost every Friday and Saturday from 8pm. It's the only fully equipped live music venue for miles around. If you want to see and hear a band at their best, The Venue is the place to do it.


  • The Theatre Royal

    The Theatre Royal

    DG1 2JH | 8.5 Miles | 15 Mins

    The Theatre Royal in Dumfries, Scotland is the oldest working theatre in Scotland. The Theatre is owned by the Guild of Players who bought it in 1959, thereby saving it from demolition. The Guild's aim is to promote the tradition of live theatre in Dumfries. It is the venue for the Guild of Players' own productions and for performances from visiting companies. In addition it is used extensively as a venue for the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, the Dumfries Music Festival and the Dumfries Musical Theatre Company.


Local Attractions

  • Dino Park

    Dino Park

    DG1 4JX | 0.3 Miles | 6 Mins

    Step back 150 million years and discover the giants who roamed the earth. Take a trip through the Dino Mine, hear stories and facts in the Dino Den, dig fossils, have fun on our bouncy dinosaur and much more!

  • Caerlaverock Castle

    Caerlaverock Castle

    DG1 4RU | 10.3 Miles | 30 Mins

    Visitors to Caerlaverock are sure to enjoy exploring the castle - one of Scotland's great medieval fortresses. Its location, its imposing sandstone walls, its moat and unique triangular shape rank it as one of the most powerful looking castles in Scotland and yet it retains a certain, almost delicate and unrivalled charm.

  • Annandale Distillery

    Annandale Distillery

    DG12 5LL | 8.6 Miles | 15 Mins

    It’s been a while (90 years in fact) but the re-awakening of Annandale Distillery means that fine Single Malt Scotch whisky now flows again from Dumfries and Galloway. For those who enjoy ‘thinking whisky’ as much as ‘drinking whisky’, they are a sophisticated Whisky Academy (virtual and actual).

  • Dalscone Farm Fun

    Dalscone Farm Fun

    DG1 1SE | 8.4 Miles | 12 Mins

    With its fantastic purpose-built indoor play area for children up to 11 plus its excellent cafe, Dalscone Farm Fun offers a fun-packed day for all the family. Dalscone Farm Fun offers an amazing range of activities for pre-teen kids including trampolines, adventure climbing frames, a zip slide, a sledge slide, a soft ball play area, mini golf, battery-run cars and bikes, pedal cars, tractors and swings. There are also friendly animals to meet and feed including llamas, donkeys, pigs, ponies, rabbits and guinea pigs.

  • Dumfries Museum

    Dumfries Museum

    DG2 7SW | 9.6 Miles | 19 Mins

    Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura, located in Dumfries in Dumfries & Galloway, is the largest museum in the region. The museum has extensive collections relating to local and history from the pre-historic era. The museum also has the world's oldest working Camera Obscura.

  • Robert Burns House

    Robert Burns House

    DG1 2PS | 8.5 Miles | 16 Mins

    It was in this ordinary sandstone building that Robert Burns, Scotlands national poet, spent the last years of his brilliant life. Now a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts from around the world, the house retains much of it's eighteenth century character and contains many relics of the poet. There is the chair in which he wrote his last poems, many original letters and manuscripts, and the famous Kilmarnock and Edinburgh editions of his work.

  • Savings Bank Museum

    Savings Bank Museum

    DG1 4NN | 4.3 Miles | 10 Mins

    Housed in an attractive 18th century building, the museum charts the history of the savings bank movement and the role played by the renowned Rev Henry Duncan DD - minister, author, antiquarian, geologist, publisher, philanthropist, artist and businessman.

  • Sweetheart Abbey

    Sweetheart Abbey

    DG2 8BU | 15.4 Miles | 27 Mins

    Discover the tale of devotion behind the abbey’s evocative name. Monks named it Dulce Cor in memory of Lady Dervorgilla, who founded the abbey in tribute to her beloved husband, John Balliol. Admire the remarkably complete abbey church, still doing its best to inspire and overawe 700 years on. Look up at the mighty precinct wall of massive granite boulders – it ranks alongside the wall at St Andrews Cathedral. See Lady Dervorgilla’s stone effigy, a late 16th-century copy of the original destroyed at the Protestant Reformation