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'''Dumfries and Galloway''' is a region in the [[South West (Scotland)|southwest]] of [[Scotland]].
 
'''Dumfries and Galloway''' is a region in the [[South West (Scotland)|southwest]] of [[Scotland]].
  
==Towns and villages==
 
===Towns===
 
[[Image:Dumfries and Galloway map.png|thumb|300px|Map of Dumfries and Galloway]]
 
* [[Castle Douglas]]
 
* [[Dumfries]]
 
* [[Gatehouse of Fleet]]
 
* [[Gretna]]
 
* [[Kirkcudbright]]
 
* [[Lockerbie]]
 
* [[Newton Stewart]]
 
* [[Stranraer]]
 
* [[Whithorn]]
 
===Villages===
 
* [[Portpatrick]]
 
* [[Wanlockhead]]
 
  
See this blog entry [http://scot-land.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html] for an overview of many of these places and more, taking a generally idyllic view of the region but a grim one of its principal town.
 
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==

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Dumfries and Galloway is a region in the southwest of Scotland.


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Visit the vast plantation forests of Galloway, which have various access points and amenities for visitors. Glen Trool is a forest park close to Newton Stewart with forest walks, a circular walk around Loch Trool, and a path up Merrick, the highest hill in southern Scotland.

A long distance walking trail called the Southern Upland Way passes through the area, starting on the coast at Portpatrick, trekking through the forests before leaving the region at Wanlockhead and eventually finishing on the North Sea coast south of Edinburgh at Cockburnspath.

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