Abbey Cottage Tearoom Mansized Naan and Massive Schnitzel report… A trip to Sweetheart Abbey near Dumfries didn’t seem likely to be filled with culinary thrills.  When we walked into the Abbey Cottage Tearoom, a lovely wee place next to the abbey and ordered a humble soup and toastie again expectations weren’t set particularly high. But …

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Caravanning in Dumfries & Galloway Our Beer Man’s Verdict A weekend in a caravan in Dumfries in Galloway may not sound like everyone’s idea of fun – but this is a beautiful and largely under-appreciated corner of the country. Boasting golden beaches with pale blue waters and rolling picturesque countryside, there are few places I …

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King’s Coffee and Books It had been a fair while since I’d been to Dumfries so I sought some recommendations from friends from the district. I got a stereo chorus of ‘abandon hope all ye who enter here’ which didn’t sound too promising.  I had little choice but to make the best of it so …

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