Aston Dumfries Football

This weekend Queen of the South take on Alloa Athletic and tickets for the home league game against Alloa Athletic will as usual be available on the day of the match from 1pm at the ticket office.

Supporters who wish to purchase a ticket ahead of that time may do so between 11am and 2pm on Friday of this week. Tickets are also available for online purchase via the website.

Tickets booked online can be collected from the Club Admin Office (not the Ticket Office) from 1pm on the day of the match or between 11am and 2pm on Friday also.

Come Dine With Me

ITV’s very own “Come Dine With Me” is coming to Dumfries & Galloway and they’re casting during Flavour Fortnight! Take part and you could win £1000 and showcase your culinary skills (and tasty local produce) on TV. To express an interest email your name, address, age and contact details to

Bridal Suites at the Aston Hotel Dumfries

Our Housekeeping team take great pride in preparing our bridal suites for our newly weds!  Pictured here the girls are proudly presenting the Moniaive Handmade Tartan Chocolates which are made from 100% organic chocolate just a few miles from the hotel.  Each bridal suite comes with these chocolates, prosecco, swan shaped towels, king-size bed, huge bathroom and views across 100 acres of beautiful gardens.  What a way to start married life!

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Enquire 01387 272 410 or email our dedicated wedding coordinator:

Cullen Skink at the Aston Hotel Dumfries

Symon McGregor has been serving up Cullen Skink in the Brasserie for many years. Although the choices change regularly he wouldn’t dare take Cullen Skink off the menu, some of our guests come especially to have a bowl of this delicious Scottish favourite.  Using Arbroath smokies, leeks, potatoes and cream this dish is finished with a soft poached egg and some chopped chives.  We invite you to come try for yourself this signature dish.  Tables in the Brasserie can be booked by calling 01387 272 410, we look forward to welcoming you.

Galloway Country Fair

The Galloway Country Fair aims to promote the countryside and Scottish suppliers through a wide variety of entertainment, activities and exhibitors. There is something for all the family and it will be a day to remember. Set on the grounds of this magnificent Castle you will find stalls, activities, trials and adventure.

The fair takes place the weekend 17th and 18th of August and you can follow this link to purchase your tickets

Savour the Flavour Festival Dumfries

Featured Image – Aston Hotel Dumfries sharing platter by head chef Symon.

For all you foodie’s out there we have a unique experience for you to get involved with – this years Dumfries and Galloway Savour the Flavours Festival have announced their programme of events . It is one of the most creative and inspiring food festivals in the UK and you can get more details by visiting the website:


Dumfries Half Marathon 2013

Dust off your running shoes, stretch your legs and come join us for the 2013 annual Dumfries Half Marathon, Dumfries favourite half marathon.

The Dumfries Running Club invites you to join them in the running of the 2013 Half Marathon, the 32nd year of the race!

The race begins the historic Crichton grounds, it then heads out and along the Bankend road towards Caerlaverock, turning right towards Glencaple to enjoy a great view of Criffel Hill. The race follows the banks of the river Nith to finish at Kingholm Park.

Whether you are young or old, fit or unfit and novice or professional, the race appeals to all levels of runners.

REGISTRATION: Dumfries and Galloway College, College Gate, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4FD START: 11:00 am The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4ZZ FINISH: Kingholm Park, Kingholm Road, Dumfries, DG1 4SU

The Crichton Festival of Transport 2013

If classic cars take your fancy then get along to the Crichton festival of transport on the weekend of July 28th and 29th.  You can wonder the grounds of the estate looking for your dream wheels and of course call in for lunch where we have a special car themed menu as follows:

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Watch this video to find out more about the event:

Be sure not to miss out, click here to book for this event!

Dumfries Ghost Tours

Over the next few weeks we will be asking our team at Aston Hotel Dumfries for their “Dumfries Bucket List”. Starting this week with the events team: I asked “What is the ONE thing you must do if you were visiting Dumfries and Galloway?” They unanimously agreed, “Mostly Ghostly Investigations” Ghost Walk is a must do if you are staying in Dumfries!

The tour starts from the Midsteeple in the centre of town and lasts roughly 1 hour and a half. The tour covers the horrible history in Dumfries from where famous murderer Hare (as in Burke & Hare) spent his last night in Scotland, a visit to the haunted Royal theater to a trip to the Whitesands where 9 women were strangled and burnt having been accused and found guilty of witchcraft. The tours run all year and in July/ August they are on every Wednesday starting at 9pm. Who would have thought that Dumfries’ history could be so gruesome!

For more information or to book a tour visit