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Dalbeattie sits in the wooded Urr Valley, about 12 miles from Dumfries, on the coast road. This friendly Scottish town is a perfect base for exploring this beautiful coastal region. Dalbeattie is known as the Granite Town of south-west Scotland and formerly, granite quarrying was an important part of the economy. Craignair quarry is clearly visible to the west of the town. Around Dalbeattie, there are plenty of country walks and great opportunities for golfing, fishing and mountain biking. Dalbeattie is one of the 7stanes world-class mountain biking centres. It is renowned for its challenging granite slabs. If you are here to explore on your bike, head to the 7stanes Dalbeattie car park.

Today, Dalbeattie has many independent shops and great places to eat out. Dalbeattie has a recently enlarged museum devoted to the history of the town and surrounding area. There is also a small art gallery, the Nail Factory, which hosts exhibitions, usually of work by local artists. Dalbeatties best-known historical figure is Lt William McMaster Murdoch, who was First Officer aboard the Titanic.

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