The Village Inn, Kirtlebridge - About the area.
Welcome to the land of Robert the Bruce, Hadrians Wall, the Border Reivers and the "wedding capital" of Gretna Green!
Sometimes called the "Forgotten Corner" of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway is as diverse in its terrain and things to do and see as the rest of Scotland.
From angling and ornithology to golf, from history to photography, from shopping to shooting, we have it all.
For the game angler, the rivers Annan, Nith and Esk are within easy reach, and, for the coarse fisherman, the famous Castle Loch at Lochmaben is a short drive away, and Loch Ken is within driving distance.
The Solway Firth is well known for its variety of wildfowl, and there are numerous bird species inland, including the Red Kites towards New Galloway.
We are also at the ideal location for a break between onward travel, be it from or to the Scottish central belt or the Highlands and Islands beyond, or the ferry port at Cairnryan. Of course, with the wealth of attractions in the area, we are a quiet location to base yourself for a holiday, and with the towns of Dumfries, Annan and Carlisle within easy reach, an ideal location for accommodation if you are in the area on business.
Touring the counryside is very rewarding, thanks to the quiet rural roads. There are historic castles, seascapes, wildlife, and a large selection of craft shops, galleries and cafes. It is also a walkers paradise.
Local attractions include: