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Dumfries and Galloway

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A village of Dumfries and Galloway, Twynholm lies to the west of the River Dee, 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Kirkcudbright. The parish church of Twynholm dates from 1818, while just over a mile to the southeast is the Tudor-style mansion house of Cumstoun (formerly Compstone), built in 1829 for the Maitland family. Also southeast lie the ruins of Cumstoun Castle within whose walls the soldier-poet Alexander Montgomery composed 'The Cherrie and the Slae' in 1595. The Formula One racing driver David Coulthard was born in Twynholm.

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