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Argrennan's Guide to Dumfries and Galloway

Ben

Argrennan's Guide to Dumfries and Galloway

Food Scene
Always great food and a good atmosphere. you can book the restaurant or just drop by and head into the bar/bisto. Situated in Kirkcudbright's old town, so a lovely walk on a nice evening.
The Selkirk Arms
Always great food and a good atmosphere. you can book the restaurant or just drop by and head into the bar/bisto. Situated in Kirkcudbright's old town, so a lovely walk on a nice evening.
If you're a bonafide 'foodie' then you must head to Beeswing and visit the Loch Arthur farm shop for a spot of food shopping. They bake fresh bread, they butcher organic meat reared locally, they supply organic fruit and vegetables and milk from their creamery, which also goes into making award winning artisan cheeses and butter. And if all that wasn't wholesome and lovely enough, they are also a working community project which includes men and women with learning disabilities. There is also a great cafe in which to sit, eat, and just take it all in.
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Loch Arthur Farm Shop
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If you're a bonafide 'foodie' then you must head to Beeswing and visit the Loch Arthur farm shop for a spot of food shopping. They bake fresh bread, they butcher organic meat reared locally, they supply organic fruit and vegetables and milk from their creamery, which also goes into making award winning artisan cheeses and butter. And if all that wasn't wholesome and lovely enough, they are also a working community project which includes men and women with learning disabilities. There is also a great cafe in which to sit, eat, and just take it all in.
Great little Bakery in the Food Town
The Earth's Crust Bakery
Great little Bakery in the Food Town
Great place to eat set in the picturesque village of Thornhill. A little out of the way, but worth the journey.
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The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel
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Great place to eat set in the picturesque village of Thornhill. A little out of the way, but worth the journey.
Fine dining in Dumfries and Galloway's food town.
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Mr Pook's Kitchen
38 King St
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Fine dining in Dumfries and Galloway's food town.
Sightseeing
Fortification situated on an island in the River Dee that kept James II's forces at bay. Take a boat ride over and visit the Castle. There are also Osprey nest's in the area that can be viewed at certain times of the year.
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Threave Castle
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Fortification situated on an island in the River Dee that kept James II's forces at bay. Take a boat ride over and visit the Castle. There are also Osprey nest's in the area that can be viewed at certain times of the year.
The well preserved ruin of Caerlaverock Castle is unusual in its design having a 3 sided curtain wall that forms a triangle. Built in the 13th century it's awe inspiring battlements reflect the turbulent period in which it was built, and its proximity to the English border. A walk around the castles substantial moat and through the woodland at its rear will bring you upon the remains of an earlier roman fort.
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Caerlaverock Castle
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The well preserved ruin of Caerlaverock Castle is unusual in its design having a 3 sided curtain wall that forms a triangle. Built in the 13th century it's awe inspiring battlements reflect the turbulent period in which it was built, and its proximity to the English border. A walk around the castles substantial moat and through the woodland at its rear will bring you upon the remains of an earlier roman fort.
Prehistoric burial Cairn with a view toward Wigtown Bay
Cairn Holy Chambered Cairn
Prehistoric burial Cairn with a view toward Wigtown Bay
Beautiful Gardens to visit in Spring/Summer
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Threave Garden
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Beautiful Gardens to visit in Spring/Summer
Beautiful Gardens to Visit and part of the Galloway Garden Route.
Castle Kennedy Gardens
Beautiful Gardens to Visit and part of the Galloway Garden Route.
Nice little harbor town nearby with the remains of MacLellan Castle at its centre and Georgian streets to explore.
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Kirkcudbright
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Nice little harbor town nearby with the remains of MacLellan Castle at its centre and Georgian streets to explore.
A monument to human and divine love, Sweetheart Abbey was named for its founder, Lady Dervorgilla, who was buried here with the embalmed heart of her beloved husband. The abbey church, with a stone effigy of the founder, survives almost intact.
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Sweetheart Abbey
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A monument to human and divine love, Sweetheart Abbey was named for its founder, Lady Dervorgilla, who was buried here with the embalmed heart of her beloved husband. The abbey church, with a stone effigy of the founder, survives almost intact.
Parks & Nature
There are so many beautiful bays along the Solway, but Carrick is one of my personal favourites. This sand and shingle shoreline is off the beaten track with unspoiled natural beauty with several small isles sitting just offshore. At low tide you can walk out to Ardwall isle with its ruined chapel and cemetery dating from around 700. Murray's isles sit further offshore to the right and are home to Herring and Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, as well as Cormorants. Further around to the left of the bay is Barlocco Isle, again this can be walked to at low tide for views of the bay.
Carrick bay
There are so many beautiful bays along the Solway, but Carrick is one of my personal favourites. This sand and shingle shoreline is off the beaten track with unspoiled natural beauty with several small isles sitting just offshore. At low tide you can walk out to Ardwall isle with its ruined chapel and cemetery dating from around 700. Murray's isles sit further offshore to the right and are home to Herring and Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, as well as Cormorants. Further around to the left of the bay is Barlocco Isle, again this can be walked to at low tide for views of the bay.
Get up close and personal with Red Kite, a reintroduction success story in this area. Kites are fed daily at 2pm. Station is open from 1pm to 4pm (3pm in winter).
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Red Kite Feeding Station
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Get up close and personal with Red Kite, a reintroduction success story in this area. Kites are fed daily at 2pm. Station is open from 1pm to 4pm (3pm in winter).
Galloway Forest is a national 'Dark Skies' park. Enjoy stunning views throughout the day, or spend an evening stargazing over Clatteringshaws Loch for a unique experience (weather permitting), one of the best places in Europe to see the nights sky. Take a drive along the A75 following the Solway Coastline heading toward Newton Stewart, then take the A712 route through the forest park making sure to stop at some of the following points of note: Glen of the Bar Red Deer sancuary Wild Goat park Grey Mares Tail Black Loch Murrays Monument Clatteringshaws visitors centre
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ギャロウェイ・フォレスト・パーク
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Galloway Forest is a national 'Dark Skies' park. Enjoy stunning views throughout the day, or spend an evening stargazing over Clatteringshaws Loch for a unique experience (weather permitting), one of the best places in Europe to see the nights sky. Take a drive along the A75 following the Solway Coastline heading toward Newton Stewart, then take the A712 route through the forest park making sure to stop at some of the following points of note: Glen of the Bar Red Deer sancuary Wild Goat park Grey Mares Tail Black Loch Murrays Monument Clatteringshaws visitors centre
Mountain Bike Trail with stunning views
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7Stanes: Dalbeattie
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Mountain Bike Trail with stunning views
Logan Botanic Garden is a Regional Garden of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The area has a mild climate due to the influence of the North Atlantic drift, so the combination of this and the sheltered aspect of the gardens enables plants to be cultivated which would not normally survive outdoors in Scotland, with species from as far away as Chile, Vietnam and New Zealand.
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Logan Botanic Garden
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Logan Botanic Garden is a Regional Garden of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The area has a mild climate due to the influence of the North Atlantic drift, so the combination of this and the sheltered aspect of the gardens enables plants to be cultivated which would not normally survive outdoors in Scotland, with species from as far away as Chile, Vietnam and New Zealand.
Loch Trool is a narrow, freshwater loch in the Galloway Forest Park approximately 8 miles north of the town of Newton Stewart. The loch is the source of the Water of Trool which flows to the Water of Minnoch then on to the River Cree. There are walking trails and footpaths around the loch's perimeter and on its north side stands Bruce's Stone which commemorates Robert the Bruce's victory at the battle of Glen Trool, fought on the shores of the loch in April 1307. Loch Trool is also reported to be the darkest place in the UK at night, so ideal for star gazers.
Loch Trool
Loch Trool is a narrow, freshwater loch in the Galloway Forest Park approximately 8 miles north of the town of Newton Stewart. The loch is the source of the Water of Trool which flows to the Water of Minnoch then on to the River Cree. There are walking trails and footpaths around the loch's perimeter and on its north side stands Bruce's Stone which commemorates Robert the Bruce's victory at the battle of Glen Trool, fought on the shores of the loch in April 1307. Loch Trool is also reported to be the darkest place in the UK at night, so ideal for star gazers.
Arts & Culture
An 18th century House and former home of Scottish Painter E. A. Hornel, One of the Glasgow Boys. Broughton House is a living museum of Hornel’s life and work and that of his contemporaries. There is also his library which includes one of the worlds biggest collections of work by Robert Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire who has very strong ties to the area, and the beautiful garden to the rear of the property inspired by Japan.
Broughton House & Garden
12 High St
An 18th century House and former home of Scottish Painter E. A. Hornel, One of the Glasgow Boys. Broughton House is a living museum of Hornel’s life and work and that of his contemporaries. There is also his library which includes one of the worlds biggest collections of work by Robert Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire who has very strong ties to the area, and the beautiful garden to the rear of the property inspired by Japan.
New Art Gallery in the Artists' Town
Kirkcudbright Galleries
3B St Mary St
New Art Gallery in the Artists' Town
Entertainment & Activities
If you are into Bee's, thinking about starting a hive, or have one already, then this is the activity for you! Spend a day learning about natures great pollinators with the one day beginners introduction course. They even offer free spaces on certain dates they love teaching about Bee's so much!
The Beeman
If you are into Bee's, thinking about starting a hive, or have one already, then this is the activity for you! Spend a day learning about natures great pollinators with the one day beginners introduction course. They even offer free spaces on certain dates they love teaching about Bee's so much!
The Cocoabean Company is great family day out, with adult and children chocolate making classes, a cafe, and an indoor and outdoor play area for kids.
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The Cocoabean Company
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The Cocoabean Company is great family day out, with adult and children chocolate making classes, a cafe, and an indoor and outdoor play area for kids.
Animals and activities to keep kids entertained.
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Mabie Farm Park
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Animals and activities to keep kids entertained.
Creamery specialising in Cheese and Ice-Cream with fun activities in an 'adventure area' for kids of all sizes.
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Cream o' Galloway
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Creamery specialising in Cheese and Ice-Cream with fun activities in an 'adventure area' for kids of all sizes.
Essentials
Tesco Superstore
Sunrise Wholefoods
49 King St