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Thornhill

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Thornhill is a town in the Mid Nithsdale area of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, south of Sanquhar and north of Dumfries on the main A76 road. Thornhill sits in the Nithsdale valley with the Carsphairn and Scaur range to the west and the Lowther hills to the east. It was initially a small village, planned and built in 1717 on the Queensberry Estate on the road linking Dumfries to Glasgow.The town is primarily comprised a grid pattern with the main street of Drumlanrig Street, East and West Morton Streets, New Street, Townhead Street and Gill Road .The town is near Drumlanrig Castle, a 17th-century turreted mansion once the ancient Douglas stronghold, now home to the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. The grounds contain Tibbers Castle which was founded in the 12th or 13th century.The most recently published Census data from 2001 puts the population at 1,512 inhabitants.Public TransportThe town's bus service is operated by the South West of Scotland Transport Partnership incorporating a number of local and national operators.Thornhill railway station, closed in 1965, is on the old Glasgow and South Western main line from Carlisle and Dumfries to Kilmarnock and Glasgow. The nearest train stations are located in Dumfries or Sanquhar.
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