For those who have never been to Scotland realms: you don’t even imagine what you’ve missed! The most picturesque pictures that only those who want will see. Some of the greatest cities of Scotland (less known to the public) is Dumfries, an unexplored paradise – and it’s a good thing that it’s not explored because some tourists can really harm a beautiful place.
The name of Dumfries comes, probably, from the Scottish Gaelic Dun-Phris and is a royal fair but also a former burgh under the leadership of Dumfries and Galloway. In popular language, Dumfries is also known as the Queen of the South, its name coming from joining the coordinated reported to Scotland and also from the fact that it is a small but important part of the same country.
The origins of Dumfries
Some historians say that this city had flourished during the Roman period. This information is also straightened by the fact that there are many war songs that describe the past of Dumfries, later having strong links even with King Arthur, who is told to have held many religious wars of conquest. But, back to the beginnings of the city, after the departure of the Romans in Dumfries, it is told that this village was inhabited by Scottish people, Saxons, Britons, Danes, and so on.
The landscapes of Dumfries
Here is the place where you can spend the whole summer! Here is the place where you can spend a good time of the year. It is said that, nowadays, far from the tumultuous history of this place, which includes battles of conquest, religious wars, in Dumfries people are warm and kind and the landscapes stand as testimony of their kindness. The picturesque look of the houses in Dumfries is special. Also, from some famous cliffs you can see the ocean and you can enjoy the romantically placed lighthouses.
As an evidence that Dumfries is a city that still has connections with its history, it is noteworthy the fact that on its territory are found the ruins of many castles and medieval abbeys that seem to send you in E.A Poe’s world.
Stories from a not so distant past can be found from the elders of this place, because they’ve seen and heard more than you could ever imagine. Beautiful stories are also told by the priests of the old Catholic or Protestant churches.
The conclusion is that Dumfries in the ideal place for a vacation, even if you want something quiet, without too much hassle, a place from where you can learn something.