3 days in Dumfries and Galloway Itinerary

3 days in Dumfries and Galloway Itinerary

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3 days in Dumfries and Galloway Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Drive:  2​h
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Castle Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne


Eastriggs ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at The Devil's Porridge Museum, get engrossed in the history at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, and then get some fabulous bargains at Gretna Gateway Outlet Village.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Eastriggs day trip planning app .

Newcastle upon Tyne to Eastriggs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. October in Eastriggs sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Castle Douglas.

Things to do in Eastriggs

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, Famous Blacksmiths Shop
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The Devil's Porridge Museum ©
The Devil's Porridge Museum
Famous Blacksmiths Shop ©
Famous Blacksmiths Shop
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village ©
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village

Castle Douglas

Castle Douglas ©
Castle Douglas is a town in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): experience rural life at Mabie Farm Park, then step into the grandiose world of Caerlaverock Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Threave Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Threave Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Galloway Activity Centre, then have some family-friendly fun at Cream O' Galloway, and then explore the world behind art at Broughton House & Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Castle Douglas online travel route planner .

You can drive from Eastriggs to Castle Douglas in an hour. In October in Castle Douglas, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Castle Douglas

Theme Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Cream O' Galloway
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Galloway Activity Centre ©
Galloway Activity Centre
Threave Garden ©
Threave Garden
Caerlaverock Castle ©
Caerlaverock Castle