Local Attractions

These are just some of the local attractions within 12 miles of Hoddom Castle Caravan Park.

There are hundreds more, including potteries, forest walks, traditional fishing villages and other historical sites.

For more information on Dumfries and Galloway visit:

Annan Online
Visit Scotland
D&G Online
D&G Visitor Guide


Broom Fisheries - Five fly only lochs, well stocked with rainbow, brown and golden trout ranging from 2lbs to in excess of 20lbs.

Visit Broom Fisheries or Broom Tackle Box - close to Hoddom Castle Caravan Park and offering all the fishing tackle equipment you could need.

Westlands - 8 miles away this centre provides plenty of fun for the family. 

Historical Interest

Caerlaverock Castle - One of Scotland's finest medieval fortresses. Interpretative displays, nature trail, café and play area.

King Robert the Bruce's Cave - Secret cave in which Robert the Bruce was hidden for 3 months by William Irving

Lochmaben Castle - Ruined Castle on a promontory in Castle Loch. One time seat of Robert The Bruce's family.

Ruthwell Cross - Magnificent stone cross bears runic and Latin inscriptions. 680AD.

Sweetheart Abbey - Splendid remains of a late 13th and early 14th century Cistercian Abbey, founded by Lady Devorguilla, Lady of Galloway in memory of her husband John Balliol.

Threave Castle - Massive Tower on an Island in the River Dee, built by Archibald The Grim in the late 14th century and later the stronghold of the Black Douglas.

Carlyle's Birthplace, Ecclefechan - Birthplace of Thomas Carlyle the writer and historian, in 1795. Portraits, manuscripts etc. 


David Coulthard museum, Twynholm - Memorabilia from his go-karting days, through to Formula 1. Cars, trophies, etc. Gift shop and tearoom.

Devils Porridge, Eastriggs - So called because of the explosive nature of the explosives, which were mixed by hand!! This is an Exhibition on the 'secret' history of the local Ordnance Factory.

Dumfries Aviation Museum - Fascinating collection of aircraft and associated memorabilia housed in a unique World War 2 control Tower.


Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Caerlaverock - Throughout autumn, winter and spring, thousands of wild Geese and other birds can be seen from hides and observation towers. In summer, trails meander through flower meadows alive with wildlife.


World Famous Blacksmith's Shop Centre - The Gretna Green story. Tartan & Tweed shop, arts centre, sculptures & restaurant.

Dumfries Town Centre - A short drive from the Caravan Park you will find the bustling town centre of Dumfries with both well known and local speciality shopping available.