Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dumfries: Friars' Vennel

This medieval thoroughfare - one of the oldest streets in Scotland - was the route travellers used to reach the ford to cross the River Nith into Galloway. At one time a monastery stood at the top of the Vennel looking down to the river.

Since we last visited the town there are many fascinating murals and wall plaques which were commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway Council in partnership with DG Arts and the road seems to have been repaved as well.

There are also some interesting shops in the vennel and especially the excellent Pumpernickel Cafe (not to be missed - it's highly recommended by us!)

In fact, you can read my review on Qype by clicking here

1 comment:

Melinda Bogert said...

You photos make me feel as though I were walking down the ancient brick streets of this place. Loved the Murals (that's what we call them) on some of the walls of the street. What beautiful art work inside. I wanted to go to the Pumpernickel shop just to taste the bread!! Yum. Loved that you showed the world this beautiful and charming town.