Many of Dumfries and Galloway’s most interesting sights are near to Annan, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. Two attractions that should be at the top of every visitor’s itinerary is the fascinating Ruthwell Cross and the ever-popular Caerlaverock Wetland Centre. Two other worthy points of interest that are within a short distance of Annan are Caerlaverock Castle and Carlisle Castle.
You’ll find many interesting cultural attractions in and around Annan. Take the time to see the many fascinating exhibit spaces such as Dumfries Museum in Dumfries, the Robert Burns Centre and the John Paul Jones Museum. If you love everything to do with art, visit the collections at the Tullie House Museum and Gallery in Carlisle.
To shop for local fashion or enjoy a snack, set out to visit Green Market in Carlisle.
If you have a passion for sports, be sure to catch local favorites, the Carlisle United FC, take to the field in nearby Brunton Park, Carlisle. To fit in, be sure to wear blue and white, the colors of the Carlisle United FC.
To really get to know Annan, consider staying close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. The Days Inn Gretna Green, the Hallmark Hotel Carlisle and the Swallow Carlisle are just some of the most popular accommodation options here.