Robert Burns Centre
Situated in the town's eighteenth century watermill on the west bank of the River Nith, the Robert Burns Centre tells the story of Robert Burns' last years spent in the bustling streets and lively atmosphere of Dumfries in the late eighteenth century.

Carelaverock Castle
The ancient castle is situated only three miles from the Nith Hotel on the Solway Coast Heritage Trail and is the scene of two famous sieges. This moated castle has a children's adventure park, model siege engine and a nature trail in the grounds.

WWT Caerlaverock Wetlands Centre
This nature reserve lies only a few miles from the Nith Hotel. Throughout autumn, winter and spring, thousands of wild geese and other birds can be seen from hides and observation towers.

Dumfries Museum
A treasure house of history in Dumfries & Galloway, telling the story of the land and people of the region.

Caerlaverock Castle


Fishing is very popular in the Dumfries area and there are plenty of lochs and rivers to choose from.

Rod Fishing off the Quay - End is permitted, which is right outside the hotel. You are most likely to catch flounders or eels, or why not have a shot at flounder tramping in the River Nith.

If you prefer, you can sit back and relax in the comfortable surroundings of the Nith Hotel whilst watching the local men Haaf Netting for Salmon. You might be lucky enough to witness the bore tide ripping up the river nith at five knots or more.


For golfers, Dumfries & Galloway boasts numerous excellent golf courses.

Many of these golf course lie within a short drive from the hotel, making the Nith an ideal location from which to base a golfing holiday in Dumfries & Galloway


Wild fowling and Pheasant Shooting take place during the winter months (September - February) and can be arranged through the hotel.

We can provide Pack Lunches and have kennels available for hunting dogs.