Huntingdon House Hotel
Dumfries was recently voted the most desirable place to stay in Great Britain. The town is a town steeped in history and of coarse our most famous resident was the poet Robert Burns.
Dumfries is considered by many people to be the cultural capital of south west Scotland and is an essential part of a genuine Scottish experience.
Many visitors to Dumfries come simply to relax and get away from the stress and hassel of modern life. You can take time out to visit the many Ancient Castles, Gardens, Museums and Historic sites all within easy reach of the hotel.
Lots of new visitors are discovering that Dumfries and Galloway is also a land of activities, with excellent golf courses, sea and trout fishing, pheasant shooting or wildfowling, hill-walking and pony trekking. Mountain biking. Motorcycling. Boating/sailing. Outdoor pursuits.
There are two 18 hole golf courses in Dumfriesshire, and over 15 courses within a 20 mile radius of the hotel. Further information, and links to official web sites, are provided below.
Quiet country roads, forest tracks and off road trails, mountain and hill cycling with stunning views provide a wealth of opportunities for cyclists.
The 7 Stanes trails are particularly popular, with 2 of the trails within a 10 mile radius of the hotel. Visit the Forestry Commission Scotland web site for full details of the 7 Stanes routes including some excellent movie clips and useful downloadable PDF route maps - www.7stanes.gov.uk.
Poet Robert Burns spent his last years of his life in
Dumfries and composed many of his famous works there, inspired by the beautiful
scenery and the townsfolk.
Burns House, now a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts from around the world has retained much of its eighteenth century character and contains many relics of the poet.
There is a chair in which he wrote his last poems, many original letters and manuscripts and the famous Kilmarnock and Edinburgh editions of his work.
The award winning Robert Burns Centre is well worth a visit. It tells the story of the connections between Robert Burns and the town of Dumfries.
The well researched exhibition is illuminated by many original documents and relics of the poet. There is a fascinating scale model of Dumfries in the 70's and a haunting audio visual presentation as well as bookshops, cafe gallery and facilities for the disabled.
We are motorcycle friendly and can offer safe parking and advice on local routes.
There are some great motorcycling roads and unique events like the classic scramble at Thornhill that make Dumfries a must for all types of biker.
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