Dumfries is the main market town for this part of the world and houses everything from B&Q to MacDonalds. With a variety of supermarkets, retail shopping and garden centres, there is something for everyone. For those looking to soak up the local heritage, Dumfries is famed for its connections with Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns, and his home and museum are worth a look in.
However, for a younger audience they may know Dumfries as the home-town of Calvin Harris, the DJ and musician. Dumfries also sees itself as the birthplace of Peter Pan, as JM Barrie was educated here, and there is a statue in the town indicating this. Geographically, this south west section of Scotland has a climate that experiences cool summers and mild winters, with less snow than the rest of Scotland. A moderate temperature throughout the year in fact.