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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 was the county town of the former county of Dumfriesshire. Dumfries is nicknamed Queen of the South.
As with the rest of the British Isles and Scotland, Dumfries experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. It is one of the less snowy locations in Scotland owing to its sheltered, low lying position in the South West of the country.
Dumfries is linked to the Northbound A74 motorway at Beattock via the A701 road. The A75 road eastbound links Dumfries to the southbound A74, leading to the M6 motorway and Carlisle. The A75 road west links Dumfries with the ferry port of Stranraer. The A76 road connects to Kilmarnock in Ayrshire.
As the largest settlement in Southern Scotland, Dumfries is recognised as a centre for visiting surrounding points of interest such as John Paul Jones birthplace museum, Solway Coast, Sweetheart Abbey Mabie Forest and many others.
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