The market town of Dumfries lies on the River Nith in Scotland, about 10 miles upriver of the Solway Firth. The town is served by the A75 and A76 and is within easy reach of the A74(M). The station provides rail services to Carlisle, Newcastle and Glasgow. Around 31,000 people, locally known as Doonhamers, live in the area.
The town, nicknamed 'Queen of the South', has many handsome buildings and is renowned as the place where national poet Robbie Burns spent his last years. Local landmarks include the Nith Suspension Bridge, Devorgilla Bridge, and the Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura. You could also visit the Robert Burns Centre or the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum.
The University of the West of Scotland has a campus in Dumfries. Other attractions in the district include the Galloway Hills, Drumlanrig Castle, Caerlaver Castle and the majestic ruins of Threave Castle and Sweetheart Abbey.