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Set amidst 18 acres of private grounds, Hetland Hall Hotel is a country house brimming with elegance, charm and history. A ten-minute drive away from the town of Dumfries, the hotel sits close to the region’s restaurants and bars, as well as the thriving history of Robert Burns. History enthusiasts can learn more about Scotland’s National Bard at the Birthplace Museum, or further outside at Ellisland Farm, once home to the poet when he wrote some of his most famous pieces of work. Also close by is Gretna Green, where famous sights include The Kissing Gate and the Blacksmiths shop. Each of the standard rooms are fitted with a flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, an en suite bathroom and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Copper Beech restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, while a brimming wine menu accompanies meals. For small snacks and refreshments, guests are also welcome in the on-site lounge and cocktail bar, boasting log fires as well as views across the surrounding grounds. Throughout the year the hotel hosts fly fishing courses in the River Annan, under the tuition of a professional fly fishing instructor. The hotel’s grounds also feature a small pitch ‘n’ putt to help golfers practice their swings. Features of the original 18th century architecture are still dotted around the castle, including its main staircase and wood-panelled walls.