Museums & Visitor Centres in Dumfries and Galloway

Museums tell the story of our people and places in towns and villages across the region. There are visitor centres dedicated to famous names and faces and, places which share with you the toils and hardship of the ordinary working family.

You can discover how to make beer and whisky, how salmon is smoked and ice cream created.

Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, Dumfries – Charting aviation history since World War I. Large collection of aviation artefacts and several aircraft of interest. Several aircraft are open for inspection. For more information visit

Creetown Gem Rock Museum, Creetown – Famous collection of gems, crystals, rocks and fossils from around the world. For more information visit

Cream of Galloway Visitor Centre, Gatehouse of Fleet – It’s more than just an ice cream!Delicious ice cream, daily farm and Creamery tours, superb scenery, picnic areas, cosy tea room, nature trails, adventure playground, 3D maze, playbarn and cycle hire. For more information visit

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Explore the area while staying at The Ken Bridge or Rowan Cottage

The Ken Bridge Hotel and Rowan Cottage are ideally situated enabling you to explore the whole of Dumfries and Galloway.

Dumfries and Galloway has so much to offer from Castles and Historic attractions to numerous outdoor activities. Here are just a few to help you choose when planning your holiday.

Castles and Historic Attractions

Dumfries & Galloway


Gardens in Dumfries and Galloway

Blessed by beautiful gardens.


Museums & Visitor Centres

In Dumfries & Galloway


Outlander and
Sam Heughan

Sam's Homeland



In Dumfries & Galloway


Bird Watching

in Dumfries & Galloway



Dumfries & Galloway is great for cycling



Golf in Dumfries & Galloway



Fishing near The Ken Bridge


Horse riding

In Dumfries & Galloway


Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities not too far from the Ken Bridge Hotel



Shooting, Stalking & Clay Pigeon in Dumfries & Galloway


10 en-suite bedrooms offering single, twin, double, triple or family accommodation.

Campsite is featured on the Cool Camping website & received the highest rating by the Tiny Campsites Book

The Ken Bridge kitchen prides itself in providing chef created meals using local produce wherever possible.

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The Ken Bridge Hotel

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“ Really enjoyed our meal. Proper pub food was just what we needed and this didn't disappoint. The staff went out of their way to open doors and get a highchair for our little one. The place was clean and reasonably priced.”

Rachael MacLeod

"Everything was really good from the staff, facilities, atmosphere & mostly the good. The children's ice cream with miniature smarties, wafer & chocolate sauce went down a treat with our daughter.
Definitely will return in the future if over in that direction."

David Harkness

"Stopped by on the off chance of food and were blown away! We are lactose intolerant and the menu was very easy to navigate for all allergies, the owners even went the extra mile to make sure we had a desert,
not something we are used to!"

Ben Jones

"Had a Sunday roast there today, it was first class and would recommend, welcome and service was really good and coffee by the river (about ten yards from the restaurant) was so peaceful and beautiful."

Freddy Matthews
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