Devorgilla Bridge

Dumfries and Galloway


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Devorgilla Bridge, River Nith, Dumfries

The River Nith is a river in south-west Scotland. The Nith rises in the Carsphairn hills of East Ayrshire, more precisely between Prickeny Hill and Enoch Hill, 7 km east of Dalmellington. For the majority of its course it flows in a generally southern direction through Dumfries and Galloway, before spilling into the Solway Firth at Ards point. Quoted from Wikipedia .

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Midsteeple, Dumfries

A stylish three-storey town house built by Tobias Bachop of Alloa 1705-7. The NE built tower is topped by a prominent fleche and the opposite end-wall has carved panels and an external forestair with an attractive wrought-iron balustrade. Quoted from Canmore .

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Robert Burns Statue, Dumfries

The statue of Robert Burns stands in the centre of Dumfries and was commissioned by the town council of Dumfries in 1877. The model was created by sculptor Amelia Paton Hill and carved by Italian craftsmen in Carrara. It was unveiled in 1882. The figure of Robert Burns is portrayed in a seated position with a faithful dog at his feet. It was created in Carrara marble, with a sandstone plinth. Quoted from Canmore .

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War Memorial, Moffat

A freestanding market cross, constructed from Doddington Quarry Freestone. The memorial base and shaft are approximately 30 metres in height and are surmounted by the burgh crest, The Flying Spur, which is made of bronze. Quoted from War Memorials Online .

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Jean Armour Statue

Jean Armour (25 February 1765 – 26 March 1834), also known as the "Belle of Mauchline", was the wife of the poet Robert Burns. She inspired many of his poems and bore him nine children, three of whom survived into adulthood. Born in Mauchline, Ayrshire in 1765, Jean Armour was second oldest of the eleven children of stonemason James Armour (died 1798) and Mary Smith Armour. She met Robert Burns on a drying green in Mauchline around 1784 when she chased his dog away from her laundry. According to Armour's testimony in 1827, she met Burns again at a local dance. Quoted from Wikipedia .

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Robert Burns Mausoleum, Dumfries

Robert Burns Mausoleum stands at the eastern end of the churchyard of St Michael's Church, whose red spire dominates the south east side of Dumfries and makes finding the mausoleum relatively easy if you know what to look out for. Quoted from the Undiscovered Scotland website .

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St Andrew's Church, Moffat

You can't really miss St Andrew's Parish Church, Moffat. Its huge red stone tower dominates the approach to the town along the A701 from the M74 and the south. And even if it had been built in a more retiring position it would be difficult to overlook the largest parish church in South West Scotland. Quoted from the Undiscovered Scotland website .

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Boating Lake, Station Park, Moffat

Situated in idyllic surroundings, Station Park provides activities for all the family. The park boasts attractive gardens, a boating lake, an 18-hole putting green and a one of a kind interactive water feature called Moffatasia, where children can play all day between the splashes and squirts while parents relax and take in the surroundings. The boating lake is a real favourite - there's a wide variety of boats available, from kayaks and rowing boats to swan pedalos and the famous Fernando the Dragon pedalo. Quoted from the Visit Moffat website . Moffat is a former burgh in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, lying on the River Annan, with a population of around 2,500. It was a centre of the wool trade and a spa town. Quoted from Wikipedia .

Dining Room, Moat Brae, Dumfries

Moat Brae is a Georgian townhouse designed by Walter Newall in Dumfries, Scotland. It was built in 1823 in the Greek revival style. J. M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, played in the house and garden as a child from the ages of 13-18 whilst at school at Dumfries Academy. Barrie was later presented with the Freedom of the Burgh of Dumfries in 1924 and in his speech said "When Shades of night began to fall certain young mathematicians shed their triangles and crept up trees and down walls in an odyssey which was long after to become the play of Peter Pan. For our escapades in a certain Dumfries garden, which is enchanted land to me, were certainly the genesis of that nefarious work" Quoted from Wikipedia . J.M. Barrie spent many hours playing fantastic games in the gardens at Moat Brae which he recorded in a ‘Log Book’, he probaby sailed with his friends up the River Nith where they often visited the Gordon brothers’ grandfather’s house. Quoted from The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust website .
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