Carlisle, Dumfries, Or Newton Stewart ? (1 Viewer)

Paul J

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Heading up from North West England, we're ultimately bound for Brighouse Bay near Kirkcudbright, but we need a stop-over first, we have a choice of Carlisle, Dumfries, or (at a push) Newton Stewart, which of these places would you recommend (or indeed not recommend) for a 24 hour stop-over. Typically and perhaps obviously I like an interesting town or city, with enough interesting stuff to see, and some good eating and drinking places, would be interested to hear your thoughts.

P.S - please excuse my ignorance, looking online can be tricky, it's common to find hundreds of photos of the same famous parts of a town or city, and yet it's still hard to get an overview. If I have to guess what you'd recommend, I'm perhaps guessing you'll say Newton Steward first, Dumfries second, and Carlisle in last place

P.S2..... if I'm missing a real gem close by, please make a suggestion, would like a reasonable sized town/city if possible

Thanks for you time :)

Paul
 

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I come from Carlisle so know there is a lot to see, the cathedral and castle in particular and the museum for Roman stuff but Dumfries is worth a visit too. I suggest you visit both and spend an afternoon in Newton Stewart as well, it's a tiny place so doesn't take long. :)
 
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Excuse my bluntness but isn’t this the same question, very slightly modified, that you asked last week and got a good few replies? o_O
 
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Knowing my memory, it probably is, shall I ask it again next week ?
 
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Moffat is quite nice as well.

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Paul the whole of the Dumfries and Galloway is more than worth investigating, have your own touring holiday rather than someone else's
 
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Thanks Irnbru ;)

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If you're staying at Brighouse Bay, Newton Stewart, Castle Douglas and Dumfries are all easily done as daytrips as they're only 30 or 40 minutes from your destination, even in a motorhome, I personally can't see the point of looking for a stopover that's within spitting distance of my destination ?
Where are you setting off from ? Somewhere on the edge of the Lakes might be worth considering ? Couple of sites at Pooley Bridge, probably less than 6 miles from Jct 40 of the M6 and travelling on "A" roads, there are pubs, cafés, restaurants, some easy walks and you can catch the Ullswater Steamer from there for a tour of the lake.
 

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Nice little site at Rockciffe overlooking the sea about 8 miles from Dumfries.
 
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