10 places to visit while at Trigony House Hotel.
10 Places To Visit While At Trigony House Hotel.
We thought long and hard about our favorite places for you to visit and explore whilst staying at the award winning Trigony House Hotel A Luxury Pet Friendly Hotel. We broke it down into the top 10, there’s no order as they are all just as brilliantly fascinating as each other.
The first in our 10 places to visit while at Trigony House Hotel. Caerlaverock Castle. With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold. The castle’s turbulent history owes much to its proximity to England which brought it into border conflicts. Visitors can enjoy a siege warfare exhibition, a children’s play area and a nature trail.
Caerlaverock Castle is one of Scotland’s great medieval fortresses. For 400 years it stood on the very edge of the kingdom. To the south, across the Solway Firth, lay England. For most of its history, Caerlaverock played an important role in the defence of the realm.
The castle is located 13km south east of Dumfries on the B725 – DG1 4RU. See more here – //bit.ly/1Qreq8S
With so much for you to see and do at Drumlanrig Castle, it’s worthwhile planning your visit before you go. Want to try your eye at Wildlife Spotting at Drumlanrig, your arm at fishing or your legs at Walking, Hiking, Cycling & Mountain Bike Trails? Perhaps your idea of relaxation is an exhilarating Cycling & Mountain Biking at Drumlanrig down a black graded mountain bike trail or enjoying a guided tour of the Castle. Discover fun things to do and events for all the family spring, summer and autumn. Drumlanrig Castle and the Queensberry Estate is situated just off the A76 – DG3 4AQ – See more at www.drumlanrigcastle.co.uk
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 for fossils, have fun on our bouncy dinosaur and much more. Dino Park is situated just off the A75 – 7 miles from Dumfries at Carrutherstown. – www.dinopark.co.uk
A treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway telling the story of the land and people of the region. The Camera Obscura, installed in the windmill tower in 1836, is the oldest working instrument in the world.
Look out for fossil footprints left by prehistoric animals, the wildlife of the Solway, tools and weapons of our earliest people, stone carvings by Scotland’s first Christians and the everyday things of the Victorian farm, workshop and home.
The Camera Obscura, installed in 1836, is on the top floor of the old windmill tower. From it you can see a fascinating panoramic view of Dumfries and the surrounding countryside. A unique experience. – www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3620
World Wildlife Trust Caerlaverock Wetland Centre
Get set for 1,400 nature-filled acres of amazing wildlife A rugged and beautiful destination offering open space and tranquil wildlife watching. Wander through wildflower meadows spotting orchids, butterflies and dragonflies, or see our winter migration spectacle, plan your visit here – www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaverock
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum
On the night of 3/4 June 1943, a Wellington bomber (HE 746) was on a flight from RAF Wing near Leighton Buzzard when it suffered a failure to one of its Bristol Hercules engines. The crew advised flying control at RAF Dumfries of their situation and requested an emergency landing; unfortunately the aircraft crashed 1½ miles from the airfield runway. Three of the crew were killed and two others were seriously injured. This aircraft was to become the catalyst for the foundation of the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum. – www.dumfriesaviationmuseum.com
Robert Burns Centre
A cute hidden gem in the centre of Dumfries, the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre plays your indie films and your mainstream, a ever so popular choice for the creative mind – www.rbcft.co.uk
Robert Burns Mausoleum
Robert Burns Mausoleum stands at the eastern end of the churchyard of St Michael’s Church, whose red spire dominates the south east side of Dumfries and makes finding the mausoleum relatively easy if you know what to look out for. Having found the churchyard you pass by the south side of the church and soon come into sight of the mausoleum. There is no mistaking it: in a churchyard populated almost entirely with large monuments made of red stone, its white structure and dome stands out strikingly.
Robert Burns was initially buried in the north east corner of St Michael’s Churchyard, but before long his growing army of devoted fans began to feel that his existing grave was insufficient recognition for his genius. A circular was published on 29 November 1813 calling for the public to subscribe to the cost of a mausoleum. 18 local worthies attended a meeting in the George Inn in Dumfries held on 16 December 1813, and the project was launched. – www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk
Garden of Cosmic Speculation
Original 18th century manor house with Victorian addition; octagonal folly library. Twisted undulating landforms and terraces designed by Charles Jencks as “The Garden of Cosmic Speculation“; lakes designed by Maggie Keswick; rhododendrons, large new greenhouse in a geometric kitchen garden of the Six Senses; Glengower Hill plantation and view; woodland walks with Nonsense Building Universe cascade and rail garden of the Scottish Worthies; interesting sculpture including that of DNA and newly completed Comet Bridge. – www.scotlandsgardens.org
Old Bridge House Museum
Cross the fifteenth century Devorgilla Bridge to the Old Bridge House. Built in 1660 into the the sandstone bridge itself, Dumfries’ oldest house is now a museum of everyday life in the town. You will see kitchens as they were in the 1850s and 1900s, an early dentists surgery and a Victorian nursery. – www.dumfriesmuseum.demon.co.uk/oldbrig.html
We hope you visit these places and enjoy them as much as we enjoy talking about these fantastic destinations.
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