Dumfries and Galloway (Exploring Scotland's Heritage)

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This text explores the heritage of Dumfries and Galloway, an area where a hospitable coastline has welcomed missionary and smuggler alike. It looks at points of historical interest such as the two often conflicting powers, secular and church, which dominated the Middle Ages; castles such as Caerlavreock and Threave that are matched by abbeys like Sweetheart and Dundrennan; Robert Burn's farm at Ellisland; and the stone circle of Torhousekie. This book is part of a series, telling the story of a part of Scotland, tracing human impressions on the landscape from World War II relics back to the early pioneer days of the settlement.

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Geoffrey Stell is Head of Architecture in the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and has made a special study of Dumfries and Galloway.

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Exploring Scotlandís Heritage Series provides an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the rich archaeological heritage of Scotland. Each book tells the story of one part of Scotland, tracing human impressions on the landscape from World War II relics back to the earliest pioneer days of settlement. The details are filled in by a gazetteer of the most interesting and best preserved monuments and each new edition also features a full-colour Excursions section with easy to follow trips.

Dumfries and Galloway explores the heritage of this peaceful corner of Scotland, where a hospitable coastline has welcomed missionary and smuggler alike. Two often conflicting powers, secular and church, dominated the Middle Ages Ė mighty castles like Caerlaverock and Threave are matched by abbeys like Sweetheart and Dundrennan. From Robert Burnsí farm at Ellisland to the enigmatic stone circle of Torhousekie, the visitor will find plenty of interest.

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