Destination guide

Head to the historic city of Dumfries

Come and experience Dumfries and its history, museums and entertainment. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the fishing, hiking and theaters. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Dumfries

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Dumfries a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lochmaben Golf Club (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Lockerbie Golf Club (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Southern Upland Way Trailhead (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Annandale Way Trailhead (19.1 mi / 30.8 km)
  • Devil's Beef Tub (23.5 mi / 37.8 km)
  • Maryport Golf Club (23.9 mi / 38.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Dumfries

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Dumfries is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mabie Forest Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Caerlaverock Wetland Centre (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Dino Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Sandyhills Beach (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Kippford Beach (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Rockcliffe Beach (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Dumfries

The nearest airport is in Carlisle (CAX), located 33 mi (53.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), which is 49.7 mi (80 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Dumfries Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Dumfries?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 391 vacation rentals near Dumfries. From 148 Cottages to 207 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dumfries for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Dumfries?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Dumfries. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dumfries Station: 333 vacation rentals
  • Sweetheart Abbey: 365 vacation rentals
  • Caerlaverock Castle: 390 vacation rentals
  • Dumfries Museum: 323 vacation rentals
  • Shambellie House: 360 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dumfries listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Dumfries?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 148 Cottages in Dumfries. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dumfries include:

  • Houses: 207 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 148 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dumfries?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 17 vacation rentals with pool available in Dumfries. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.