Thursday, 18 August 2016

DUMFRIES; SHOW; GUID NYCHBURRIS; PETER PAN; ROBERT BURNS ...



Above, we see a house on the edge of Dumfries.

The average house price in Dumfries is £119,000.



Kingholm Quay on the edge of Dumfries.



Above is a view of the Crichton Church in Dumfries.


Dumfries Agricultural Show, August 2016. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

The Dumfries Agricultural Show, each August, has livestock, food and live entertainment.



Here we see the Crichton Church in Dumfries.

Dumfries, in Dumfries and Galloway. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Dumfries may remind you of some exotic and relatively unknown town in Southern Italy.


Devorgilla Bridge. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Dumfries has the famous Devorgilla Bridge (1430)


Dumfries Agricultural Show, August 2016. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

The attractions in Dumfries include the famous Dock Park, the Theatre Royal linked to J M Barrie, the mysterious Castledyke Park, the Old Bridge House Museum, the Robert Burns Centre, the Gracefield Arts Centre, the skate park on the road to Kingholm Quay, the Chrichton Campus and lots more.


Dumfries Agricultural Show, August 2016. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Dumfries is a university town.


Dumfries Agricultural Show, August 2016. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Dumfries straddles the River Nith.


Dumfries Agricultural Show, August 2016. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Dumfries has some superbly attractive Victorian and medieval buildings and some 60's buildings and various carparks.

Dumfries Academy. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Some of the school kids from JM Barrie's old school (above) will politely offer directions.

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Dumfries and Galloway. Dumfries Show 2016. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark, Monaco. All the photos were found on the web.

Dumfries and Galloway is the place to become active.


Dumfries and Galloway. Dumfries Show 2016. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark, Monaco.

There are all year round Entertainments and Events in Dumfries and Galloway.

Dumfries Show. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Dumfries and Galloway is just across the border from England.

Dumfries Show 2016. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Agriculture accounts for 70% of the area of Dumfries and Galloway.


Guid Nychburris Day 2016 in Dumfries. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

As in many parts of the UK, you will see Dumfries children who look seriously malnourished.

You begin to think you are in the Third World.


Guid Nychburris Day 2016 in Dumfries. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Guid Nychburris is a partnership between the Guid Nychburris Festival Association and Dumfries Cornets Club.


Guid Nychburris Day 2016 in Dumfries. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

A royal castle, which no longer exists, was built in the 13th century on the site of the present Castledykes Park.


Guid Nychburris Day 2016 in Dumfries. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Before becoming King of Scots, Robert the Bruce slew his rival the Red Comyn at Greyfriars Kirk in Dumfries.

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Guid Nychburris Day 2016 in Dumfries. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Robert Burns moved to Dumfries in 1791, living there until his death.


Guid Nychburris Day 2016 in Dumfries. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

In Dumfries and Galloway people still travel by horse.

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PETER PAN AND MOAT BRAE.

Dumfries means Peter Pan.

The Peter Pan Moat Brae house and garden opens in 2018.

Moat Brae (centre).

The Dumfries townhouse Moat Brae is destined to become a shrine to J M Barrie.

Moat Brae in 2016.

"It was in the Enchanted Garden of this house, chasing, climbing, and prowling through the undergrowth, that the young Barrie met Captain Hook, Tinkerbell and the other characters..." -Glasgow Herald.


Dumfries. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Dumfries is the best town in the area to visit on a wet day (shops, museums, galleries...)

Dumfries. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

If you like good food, try dinner at Neuro's in Dumfries, or buy some rib-eye steak at Kilnford Barns Farm Shop, near Dumfries.

Devorgilla Bridge in Dumfries. Non copyrighted photo by K Clark.

Construction began on the Devorgilla Bridge in about 1430.

Gracefields Arts Centre.

The Gracefield Arts Centre is worth a visit (galleries, shop and food).

Gracefield Arts Centre (check opening times)


Crichton Church. The Crichton

Dumfries has the fantastic, world-class, Victorian, Crichton buildings and gardens at Bankend Rd.


Formerly this was one of the biggest mental institutions in the world - world famous and set up by a rich philanthropist; now it is university buildings, a decent hotel, museum, gardens, and a smaller mental institution.

The Crichton, the grandest of Scotland's royal asylums, was founded in Dumfries in 1838 by Elizabeth Crichton.

Many top people, including lords and Royals, have been patients at the Crichton.

St Michael's church graveyard.

Dumfries also has one of Britain's best looking churches - St Michael's.


St Michael's Church.

Robert Burns is buried in the graveyard.

Dumfries

Dumfries has the oldest working Camera Obscura in the world.


Dumfries.

Robert Burns House is worth a visit.

Dumfries.

Bed and Breakfasts in Dumfries include: Glenaldor HouseHuntingdon House HotelHazeldean House and Lauren House B&B, Dumfries

Dumfries

Restaurants in Dumfries include: Hullabaloo, Neuro's Bar Restaurant and Spa and Casa Mia



Robert Burns statue in Dumfries.



Many shops have closed in Dumfries.




Property is cheap in Dumfries.

The average house price in Dumfries is £119,733.



This is the view of the Criffel hill from the edge of Dumfries.

Osama bin Laden's Mujahideen received training from the British SAS in mountains surrounding the Criffel.




The skatepark at Kingholm Road, in Dumfries.



The outskirts of Dumfries.



Dock Park.



On the left: the Robert Burns Centre and Film Theatre.

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2 comments:

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/aug/18/scottish-viewers-bbc-news-impartiality-independence-referendum

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  2. I've told my girlfriend no more foreign holidays, not for a while anyway. Next year it's Dumfries, coz it looks beautiful. And I miss British pubs and real ale. The lager I drunk in Italy this year was tasteless.

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