Monday, May 25, 2015

Where in the world is Dumfries?

Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland. It is near the mouth of the River Nith into the Solway Firth. Dumfries is nicknamed Queen of the South. People from Dumfries are known colloquially as Doonhamers.

It was most likely settled by One of the battles of King Arthur is said to have happened near Dumfries.  It was settled by Druids and Romans came along in the 3rd century.  Notable leaders who created history there--King Arthur, Gregory King of Scots, William the Conqueror, William Wallace, and Robert the Bruce.

Poet Robert Burns moved to Dumfriesshire in 1788 and Dumfries itself in 1791, living there until his death on 21 July 1796.

(Info from Wikipedia)

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