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Hotels in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

Find Annan hotels and hotels in the Annan area of Dumfries and Galloway, south west Scotland.

Below the hotel listings you will also find information about the town of Annan, Caerlaverock and the nearby coastal village of Powfoot.

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About the Town of Annan

The Town of AnnanJust off the A75 south of Dumfries is the thriving market town of Annan - the principal town of Annandale and Eskdale and the third largest town in Dumfries and Galloway.

A permanent exhibition of the history of the town can be found at Annan Museum and the continual strife of former years is still remembered in the annual Riding of the Marches held on the first Saturday in July.

Between 1869 and 1934 a railway viaduct linked Annan with Bowness on the English side of the Solway Firth. Before good roads in the 18th Century, the two towns were joined by a perilous route across the estuary at low tide.Surrounding Annan are fertile low-lying fields often filled with black and white Friesian cattle.

Golf, river and sea fishing are all available in the Annan area with the following just a short drive away:

Powfoot beachCaerlaverock Wetlands and Wildlife Trust is a famous winter haunt for thousands of birds including huge numbers of barnacle geese. Also of great historical interest is the medieval fortress of Caerlaverock Castle the scene of two famous sieges this moated castle has a children's adventure park and nature trail in its grounds.

Where the Pow Water joins the Solway Firth, Powfoot is a former fishing village set by a large stretch of sandy beach (pictured right) suitable for paddling and ideal for beach sporting activities such as kite surfing. Camping and caravanning facilities and an 18-hole golf course are located in the village.

One of the greatest treasures of the Dark Ages, a remarkable sculptured stone cross is to be found in the churchyard at Ruthwell. The 7th Century Ruthwell Cross has carved figures and inscriptions in Latin and Runic and was knocked down as a ’monstrous idol’ in 1642, but restored in 1823. It is now housed in a specially built apse in the church. The Trustee Savings Bank Museum is also here, where the first savings bank was founded and close by is the Brow Well where the poet Robert Burns sought a cure in its mineral waters for his final illness.

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