Self catering holiday cottage rentals in Ruthwell, Borders, Scotland
Surrounded by fields and pastures, Ruthwell is a quiet village in the Dumfriesshire border area of Scotland and lies very close to the border of England, being only 25 miles from the city of Carlisle in Cumbria. Going on a country cottage break here is perfect for those wishing to dip into Scotland and explore some of what it has to offer. Ruthwell is home to a friendly community, a church, a couple of shops and the Ruthwell Savings Banks Museum. This museum was once the world’s first savings bank and was opened in 1810 by Dr Henry Duncan who used to reside in Ruthwell. Today it is an interesting museum full of useful information and displays about the spread and popularity of savings banks and makes a lovely visit for those staying in Ruthwell.
About Self-Catering Holidays in Ruthwell
Another place to visit from Ruthwell whilst on a cottage holiday is the quaint market town of Dumfries which is only 10 miles from the village. It is home to historical buildings and the Old Bridge House Museum. Ruthwell is also just 15 miles from Gretna Green which with its tourist centre, is worth a visit.
We trust that you’ve found our hints and tips on Ruthwell helpful. If you know this area of Scotland and have local knowledge you’d like to share with us, feel free to get in touch with Country Cottages Online, we’d love to hear from you.
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