THE DUCHESS of Cornwall has visited the historic house which inspired the creation of Peter Pan.

Camilla travelled to Moat Brae House and Gardens in Dumfrie yesterday, which served as inspiration for JM Barrie to create her iconic children’s character.

The site also opened in June this year as a visitor attraction and Scotland’s National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling following a long-running and high-profile campaign championed by actress Joanna Lumley.

Supporters say the story-telling centre will be a major asset to the region’s visitor industry.

While there, the duchess met many of those involved in bringing the project to life and ensuring its early success, seeing the work they have carried out so far at the imposing town centre site, which has attracted wide interest. Earlier, she had accompanied the Prince of Wales on engagements in the west of Dumfries and Galloway.