Dumfries (pronounced dum-frees) is the largest town in southwest Scotland. Formerly a major seaport on the River Nith, Dumfries developed into a traditional market town. Now its population of 32,000 is employed primarily in the service industry. Its football team is named after the town’s nickname, “Queen of the South”.
Dumfries is located just twenty minutes from the A74(M), thirty miles north of the English border. From Dumfries you can take the M6 north to Glasgow (1.5 hours), south to Carlisle (40 minutes), and northwest to Edinburgh (2 hours). Train and bus routes are easily accessible from the town centre and the railway station.
Dumfries is known for its community living and beautiful countryside. It’s set in some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes. Located minutes from the Solway coastline, the community offers abundant walking trails and bicycling paths for those who enjoy the outdoors.
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