Welcome to Thornhill Community Website

Thornhill lies at the junction of the A76 Dumfries to Kilmarnock and A702 New Galloway to Edinburgh roads in the mid section of the beautiful Nith Valley in Dumfriesshire.

The centre of the village is formed by a Cross of local sandstone, topped by a lead figure of the winged horse Pegasus. The Pegasus figure is, itself, made of lead, mined in the nearby Lead Hills.

The village is an attractive and vibrant community of some 2,000 people.  The main streets, Drumlanrig Street (the A76), East and West Morton Streets, New Street, Townhead Street and Gill Road (the A702) form an attractive grid pattern;  the wider streets providing attractive vistas and lined with attractively pollarded lime trees, the latter presented to Thornhill by the Duke of Buccleuch in token of its being the ducal village

The village and its immediate surroundings boast an attractive and comprehensive range of shops, including two small supermarkets, a chemist’s, several niche clothes shops, two butchers, one of which is also a delicatessen, a baker, two hairdressers, an authentic Scottish/Italian café/fish & chip shop founded in 1929, high quality gift and fancy goods shops (one of which stages frequent art exhibitions),  coffee shops and café/restaurants, an antique shop, a beautician, a pottery, a pet food store, farm shops….as well as various hotels, pubs, a Library, a garage (and petrol station), a Dentist, Podiatrist, Community Hospital, Health Centre, highly regarded Primary & Secondary schools….well, the list goes on!

Apart from the village itself, there are numerous opportunities for visitors to participate in outdoor activities, such as walking (click for suggestions), shooting, fishing etc;  as also Thornhill’s 18-hole Golf Course.  Thornhill is also an excellent centre from which you can visit lots of other attractions in Dumfries & Galloway, many of which either have a presence on this site, or to whose own sites we have links.

Just north of Thornhill lies the Drumlanrig Estate, (see separate information on visiting the Castle, and the numerous activities it offers), one of the homes of the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, one of the largest landowners in Europe.

Come and visit us in Thornhill:  join the numbers of people who have found that it is not only “worth the detour”;  it’s also worth a special trip!

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Thornhill is at the heart of Dumfries & Galloway in south west Scotland in the beautiful rolling countryside of Nithsdale, steeped in history both natural & physical.

1.5 Hours from Edinburgh by Car.
1.5 Hours from Glasgow by Car.
2 Hours from Newcastle by Car.