It was a former burgh of barony in the county of Kirkcudbrightshire. Maxwelltown lies towards the western side of the River Nith, opposite Dumfries. Nith formerly decorated the boundary of Kirkcudbrightshire and Dumfriesshire. Until 1810 Maxwelltown was a hamlet known as Bridgend later it was converted into a burgh of barony under its present name. There was a train service to and fro the Castle Douglas and Dumfries, it was stopped in 1965.
The Nith River and the lush green countryside of Maxwelltown provide you a peaceful atmosphere devoid of any pollution. Maxwelltown accommodation has a choice to offer for the visitors. The accommodationfacility ranges from luxurious hotel, holiday cottages and self catering cottages each offering a unique experience while assuring a comfortable stay. Most of these hotels offer a riverside view that help you relax and unwind yourself.
Local Sights & Activities for Maxwelltown
There are many building which evoke interest in the minds of viewers. The buildings include the former Dumfries Mill, which is now the Robert Burns Centre Museum and in the evening it becomes the local Film Theatre, Dumfries Museum and observatory up on the hill, the Sinclair Memorial, the former Dominican Convent of St Benedict, the Sheriff Court, Dumfries Prison, the former Maxwelltown Court House and Queen of the South football ground and the police burgh.
Maxwelltown Hotels & Accommodation
If you are looking for self catering accommodation, or serviced apartments in Aberdeenshire, visit this page instead (Cottages and apartments around Scotland ) . If you are looking for real cheap accommodation in Scotland, have a look at our hostels around Scotland instead. For something a little better, go for thehotels in Scotland which is here.
Many people wonder what the difference between a guesthouse and a bed & breakfast really is. This is our definition for a bed and breakfast: a private home that offers a bed for the night and breakfast in the morning at one cost. This is offered to "transient" visitors and has less than 10 bedrooms.
Bed & breakfast accommodation can vary between the absolutely excellent to the mediocre and pretty dire. Many people swear by B&Bs as it offers the opportunity to meet local people, get local advice about Aberdeen over the breakfast table and a price which is usually lower than hotels or guesthouse
Benefits: Small, informal, run by locals, budget, fun
Drawbacks: less flexible than larger properties (they have a life as well). Quality can vary.
We also have a range of guesthouses and hotels available across Scotland as well as our Visitor Guide to Scotland. If you are looking for things to do, you might to visit the Calendar of things to do in Scotlandor our Ideas and Inspirations section. We can also help with car hire and trains and ferries.