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Aston Hotel Team are going to be Super Heroes for the day!

As proud supporters of the charity Cash 4 Kids, the Aston Hotel Dumfries are looking forward to their first fundraiser!!! If you pop into the hotel on the 2nd May you can be sure to find the team dressed as …Read More >>

Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Congratulations to all the winners at last night’s Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.  Also a special thank you to the BBC’s Catriona Shearer who’s opening speech complimented the quality of the Aston Hotel Dumfries and in particular …Read More >>

Discover Peter Pans Enchanted Land

Take a tour of Moat Brae, The house and garden in Dumfries that inspired Jm Barrie to create Peter PanDiscover Moat Brae Gardens & HouseThe garden which was J M Barrie’s ‘enchanted land’ and famously inspired Peter Pan lies to …Read More >>

From Field to Factory to Fork

Last Thursday Shonagh and Robin attended the ‘Support your Ambition’ event at Easterbrook Hall.  Organised by Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce the format of the day was carried though a theme of ‘From Field to Factory to Fork’ with …Read More >>

Aston Hotel Dumfries confirms their relationship with the national charity “Cash for Kids”,

Aston Hotel Dumfries today confirmed their relationship with the national charity “Cash for Kids”, the Hotel aims to support, assist and boost brand awareness for the charity.  Cash for Kids is Bauer Radio’s network of local charities, which operate across …Read More >>

New Year’s Eve at the Aston Hotel Dumfries

Hogmanay Gala Four Course Dinner, Disco and Fireworks Display This year have a truly magical experience and celebrate at the Aston Hotel! Wrap up the year with us at our Hogmanay Eve Gala dinner night. We have the food, the …Read More >>

Dumfries Welcomes Tour of Britain

World-class cycling returns to the region this weekend – led by the iconic Sports Personality,  Bradley Wiggins.The Tour de France legend will head up Sky Pro Cycling’s bid for the 2013 Tour of Britain when stage one ends at Drumlanrig …Read More >>

Autumn in Dumfries and Galloway, there is no finer sight to see!

Cooler days beset with stunning colours and delicate frost sprinkled landscapes, see the wildlife of Dumfries and Galloway working ever harder to ready itself for the coming months of less abundance and colder temperatures. These magical landscapes say au revoir …Read More >>

Christmas Celebrations at the Aston Hotel Dumfries

Have you decided  where to celebrate Christmas Party yet? If you haven’t even thought about it yet don’t worry, we have availability left one some of our party nights and we are also offering Pre-festive lunch and dinner menus all through …Read More >>

Space to think local at the Aston Hotel Dumfries

Are you a member of a group or society that requires a space to meet?  Whether it is regularly or even just annually  the Aston Hotel Dumfries is proud to support such organisations as Girlguiding Scotland by offering discounted room …Read More >>

Have you got your tickets?

Get your groove on at this years Scottish Soulful Weekender – tickets are still on sale.  Don’t miss out on the party of the year, follow this link:

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 …Read More >>

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 …Read More >>

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 …Read More >>

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 …Read More >>

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 …Read More >>

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 …Read More >>

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, …Read More >>

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 …Read More >>

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 …Read More >>

Re-launch of Dumfries & Galloway Life Magazine

Aston Hotel Dumfries proudly hosted the re-launch of Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine and would like to say a huge thank you to all those who attended and made it such a success. Sales Manager Shonagh Wright said, “It was …Read More >>

10 Top Tips from our Wedding Planner Crystal Durok.

1) Don’t forget to thank the Best Man, Ushers, Bridesmaids etc. for all their help not just on the day but in the run up to the wedding. 2) Don’t let others force their opinions and ideas onto you as …Read More >>

“Thrive for Business” arrives at the Aston

July is a very exciting month for us here at the Aston as we welcome “Thrive for Business” a networking club that allows members to connect, collaborate and interact with key local business in a structured and professional environment. Thrive …Read More >>

Wickerman Festival – Scotland’s friendliest festival!

Watch Scottish national treasures such as Amy McDonald, Katie Tunstall and Primal Scream as they entertain revelers of all ages. Set in Dundrennan just 25 miles from the hotel the Wickerman festival is in its 12th year. The events success …Read More >>

Scotlands national tennis treasure has been putting us through our paces! Phew we need a drink after last nights game!

If this weekends tennis fixtures games are going to get you hot under your polo shirts may we suggest a refreshing drink from our Wimbledon menu at the Aston Hotel Dumfries? Centre Court – Glass of Champers with a side …Read More >>

Aston Hotel Dumfries Launches new Galloway sharing Platters!

Dumfries & Galloway offers a rich natural larder and boasts an abundance of award winning food producers and artisan tastesSymon McGregor, Head Chef has come up with an innovative way to showcase the finest flavours the region has to offer.Symon …Read More >>

Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle constantly remains one of the most popular destinations for tourism in Dumfries & Galloway. Originally built between 1679 and 1689 Drumlanrig Castle is better known by some as the ‘Pink Castle’ thanks to the distinctive pink sandstone that …Read More >>

Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle is one of Scotland’s great medieval fortresses. For 400 years it stood on the very edge of the kingdom. To the south across the Solway Firth, lay England. For most of its history Caerlaverock played an important role …Read More >>

The Legacy of the Crichton Estate, Dumfries

In 1834, following a bequest from the late Dr James Crichton, who had made a fortune trading with the East India Company, his wife Elizabeth, set about building a legacy. Elizabeth built Crichton Hall in the magnificent 100-acre estate, to …Read More >>

On Your Bike in Dumfries & Galloway

Enjoy The Freedom of The Road Whether you’re a motorbike devotee or an outdoor activist mountain biker, there’s everything you could wish to explore on wheels in Dumfries & Galloway from thrilling mountain bike trails to quad biking and scenery …Read More >>

These Boots are made for Walking

Put a spring in your step and think about taking a walking short break in the beautiful Dumfries & Galloway region. We are blessed with the most amazing scenery for to choose from whether you prefer coastal or countryside walks, …Read More >>

Visit to Drumlanrig and Threave Castle

Brimming with centuries-old heritage and culture, period furnishings, fine art and antiques; Drumlanrig Castle is the ancient Douglas stronghold and Dumfriesshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. It is set on the amazing 90,000 acre Queensberry …Read More >>

Tibetan Buddhist Temple in D&G

Nestling along the banks of the River Esk and amidst the rolling hills of the Scottish borders is the Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery and Tibetan Centre. It was the first Tibetan Buddhist centre in the West and was established …Read More >>

What’s on your doorstep?

We’ve had a look at some of the events going on in the region, there’s so many to choose from but here are some of our favourites… Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park A Wildlife Conservation Park set in 27 acres of …Read More >>

Romantic D&G – Lovely things to do and see

We’ve taken a look around the area for romantic places and things to do in Dumfries & Galloway. There’s the obvious magnificent collection of over 30 castles, towers and abbeys that tell tales of lives lived and lost and of …Read More >>

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