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Dumfries and Galloway

A village on the western edge of the Lowther Hills in Dumfries and Galloway, Durisdeer lies on the Kirk Burn, 6 miles (10 km) north of Thornhill. The A-listed parish church contains the vault of the first Duke of Queensberry, while the village provided a location in the 1978 film of John Buchan's novel The Thirty Nine Steps (1978). Durisdeer Hill rises to 569m (1861 feet) nearby and a 4 mile (6.5 km) right of way called the Well Path links Durisdeer with the Dalveen Pass. A Roman fortlet once guarded the road climbing out of Nithsdale into the hills.

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