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Car hire in Dumfries

Car hire Dumfries

Dumfries is the principal town in the Scottish region of Dumfries and Galloway. Named the best place to live in Britain back in 1997, it is well-connected to other towns and cities in all directions via the M74, the A76 and the A75. It's a great base for holidaymakers, as there's lots to do. The nearest airport is Prestwick. (PIK).

What I need to know

Dumfries car hire is really easy, as you can choose vehicles from a number of different big-brand providers in and around town. Use our dedicated site before you go to find a suitable vehicle at a great price. We also offer unbeatable round-the-clock support in case you need us.

Where to pick up my car

Each Dumfries car rental provider will have their own offices, so there's no central pick-up point. However, you can use the map on our site of all the companies with cars available for your chosen dates. This makes it simple to see which provider is most convenient for you.

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Car Hire Reviews Dumfries

  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

Dumfries offers plenty for tourists, whether you want sightseeing, retail therapy, outdoor pursuits or fun days out. For historical buildings, take a look at Great King Street, while poetry fans shouldn't miss Burns' Statue in the town centre. There's also Loreburn shopping centre for all the big-name high street brands.

Nearby Dumfries

Having a hire car will really allow you to make the most of all Dumfries' local environs have to offer. For family fun, head to the Cream o' Galloway ice cream centre, where there's an adventure playground and the opportunity to see sweet treats being made. Gretna Green is close by, as is the tranquillity of Carelaverock Castle. Don't miss Little Cocklick either, the home of one of the last witches to be tried in Scotland.

Longer drives

Dumfries is just 90 minutes from Glasgow and two hours from Edinburgh, so it's the ideal base from which to explore these vibrant Scottish cities. You could even head further afield and visit the northern English hubs of Bradford and Sheffield in your hire car.

Eating and drinking

You should definitely try out some Scottish delicacies while in Dumfries, whether it's haggis or tatties and neeps. Dumfries has plenty of restaurants, with a thriving ethnic scene once you've had your fill of Scottish fare. There's also a lively nightlife, with plenty of cosy pubs and a handful of clubs.

Things to do

You won't be short of things to do in Dumfries, whatever your holiday preferences. There's ice skating and bowling at the Ice Bowl, while the DG One regularly hosts live acts. Check out the Bridge House Museum on a rainy day, or shop for designer fare at the Barbour department store.

Sightseeing

Robert Burns's presence looms large over Dumfries, with his former residence, grave and workplace all available for tourists to see. There's also a plethora of castles and ruins, including beautiful Sweetheart Abbey. The rolling hills and countryside are worth a mention too, as they present excellent wildlife-spotting opportunities.

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