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  • The Coo Shed


    The Coo Shed

    is a unique family run coffee shop with all food prepared and baked ‘in-house’ and locally sourced where possible

     

     

     

                                          

     

     
     
  • Barstobrick


    WELCOME TO
    BARSTOBRICK

    Nestled in the heart of Red Kite country but just minutes from the region’s main road Barstobrick is an attraction that’s not to be missed.

    There’s history, wildlife, horse-riding, walking, cycling and somewhere to eat all in one place.

    Home of the Galloway Faerie Trail, Ridge Trail, Hot Blast Trail and Barstobrick Riding Centre. A fun day out for all the family!

     

     

     

     

     
     
  • Mabie Farm Park


    Welcome to Mabie Farm Park!
    A wonderful day of adventure and play!Nestled beneath the magnificent Mabie Forest with views over the Solway Firth, Mabie Farm Park is original farm fun that’s delightful for all ages in all types of weather!
    Just outside Dumfries in Southern Scotland, Mabie Farm Park captures the essence and feel of an original working farm, yet has a variety of both indoor and out door entertainment, for children and adults of all ages!
    Regardless of the weather, there is fun to be had together!

    On a day out at Mabie Farm Park you will see

    • See the lush green farm countryside and the Bluebell Wood Popping with color
    • Smell the fresh country air and the sweet bluebell florals
    • Hear the sweet sounds of giggles and laughter
    • Dare to try new adventures
    • Feel the soft fur of our fuzzy friends in the petting area
    • Learn about rare animal breeds and animal care
    • Taste delicacies from our Tearoom

    Our friendly and experienced staff members are passionate about playing their part in helping children and adults alike experience a real farm nestled in the great Scottish countryside, as well as encouraging more people to enjoy the great outdoors through adventure and play!
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  • Jake Irving Ceramics and Coffee Shop


     Jake Irving Ceramics,

    stylish, unique & exclusive ceramics & coffee shop.

    Opened in Kirkcudbright in March 2018.

     

     

    Jake Irving Ceramics & Coffee Shop.

    Unique hand built ceramics sold only in Kirkcudbright and home baked cakes and drinks.

    All welcome, feel free to come in and browse.

     
     
  • Eskdalemuir Community Hub and Old School Cafe


    Eskdalemuir Community Hub & Old School Café. Fully licensed. Delicious food local produce and home cooking. Drinks, snacks, lunches & dinners.

     
     
  • The Green Frog


    THE GREEN FROG  

    Fishing • Relaxing • Organic Gardening

    Welcome to The Green Frog at Moffat – GREEN because we strive to be and FROG standing for Fishing, Relaxing and Organic Gardening! (and because we like frogs) – we know it sounds corny, but even the name makes you smile!

    There is plenty to see and do here at The Green Frog

    Garden Centre

    Stocked from April – October with plants that flourish in the Scottish Climate.

    Organic Gardening – a particular passion of owner Kris Allan – with years of gardening experience behind her in the form of landscape gardening in her previous life before deciding to create and nurture “The Green Frog” Kris will always be on hand to share her experience and offer advice to potential or “budding” organic gardeners!

    Cafe

    Open 9.00 am – 5.00 pm seven days a week, serving meals, snacks, hot & cold drinks.

    Gift Shop

    Our small gift shop is stocked mainly with locally made gifts & curios.

    Soft Play & Family Dining

    Relax and enjoy a great Caffia Coffee or take lunch whilst the kids play safely.

    Pets & Pet Foods

    Come see our pets, we also stock a range of pet foods for cats & dogs.

    Caravan Site & Storage

    Our small CL site is open all year round for caravans and motorhomes.

    Bait & Fly Fishing

    Fishing – for all the family – whether it be on our 4.5 acre spring fed lochan, with crystal clear waters (where the discerning fly-angler can see the fully-finned fish as well as trying to catch them) or in our smaller lochan, ideal for beginners, (or indeed experienced fishermen or women) who simply want to catch a trout for their supper! All equipment is available for hire if you haven’t packed your own and there are friendly staff on hand to give a helping hand to those trying fishing for the first time.

     

    Party Bookings

    We welcome group bookings, you can book the Green Frog for private parties, weddings etc.

     
     
  • The Belted Galloway Visitor Centre


    The Belted Galloway Visitor Centre

     

    The Belted Galloway is a Visitor Centre with Bar, Restaurant, Tourist information and Gift Shop

     
     
  • Laggan Outdoor


    Laggan Outdoor  offer adventure and recreational experiences for all the family.

    Set in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway, on the hills above the Solway coast, you really will struggle to find a more stunning location.

     
     
  • Rik’s Bike Shed


     

    Rik’s Bike Shed

     

     

    A Top Wee Shop at the Head of the Trails

    Based at Drumlanrig Castle. We have hire bikes for all the family, great trails and a fantastic wee shop to help with whatever cycling need you might have.

    Rik has been cycling for way too long and offroad for most of that. He has designed and built many of the trails on Drumlanrig Estate, including the technical red and black routes and has also worked on some of the best-loved bike trails around Scotland.

    Here at Rik’s Bike Shed we are happy to offer advice to new and experienced riders about the the awesome trails here at Drumlanrig, bikes to buy or service or just to get you going again.

    With many years off-road riding (and racing) under his helmet Rik can help you have a great days riding or some helpful and fun coaching sessions to help you ride with more fun, control and speed. We’re happy to get you tot onto pedals and have plenty of patience for older folks who’d like to learn.

    Rik’s Bike Shed has a great selection of parts and accessories, along with cycling equipment and clothing for men, women and children. We stock Shimano and Sram drivetrain and brake spares along with a huge range of good quality and budget parts to upgrade or repair your trusty steed.

    If you’re looking for a new bike, we are happy to help and advise. We stock Merida and Diamond Back and framsets from Stanton and Sanderson.

    We always have second-hand bikes from the hire fleet or we can order a new bike to suit your needs.

    We run a well-equipped workshop at Rik’s Bike Shed, staffed by Cytec qualified bike mechanics who can get you back on (or off!) the road.
    In addition to repairs, if your bike is in need of a little TLC, then Rik’s Bike Shed offers bronze, silver or gold service packages to get your trusty or rusty steed pedalling like new again.
    We’ll fix any bike; road, MTB, BMX, or utility; from fixing a puncture to building you a custom wheel, we’re happy to help.
    We can often get your bike fixed while you get a brew at the Castle Tea Room.
    From £5 for kids and £10 for an adult.

    Bikes are available to hire on-site, working on a first come, first serve basis.  (We do have LOTS of bikes!)

    If bikes required outside of opening hours contact Rik on 01848 330080, mobile 07722 828139 or email on mtbrik@aol.com.

     
     
  • Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room


     

    Glenwhan Gardens has been described as one of the most beautiful newly made gardens in Scotland. with unique & stunning sea views across to the Isle of Man, Luce Bay, and the Mull of Galloway.

    The Gardens are a labour of love, hewn from rough moorland 35 years ago. With the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, Glenwhan grows many tender plants from around the Southern Hemisphere, together with large collections of rare trees and shrubs. A numbered tree trail for the dendrologist has been collated, along with a 17 acre moorland walk with 120 species of wildflowers, grasses, and ferns. Two small lakes (Lochans) are the focal point of these family-run gardens, with seats and  meandering paths running along enchanting walks with interesting scupltures, which the visitor will discover.

    The Tearoom prides itself on its delicious home baking and warming  homemade soups. Home-grown vegetables and use of fresh locally-sourced produce are used wherever possible. We have a small but well stocked plant nursery situated by the tearoom, incorporating many of the plants which may be seen growing in the gardens. We aim to produce our own plants and we are happy to propagate any plants for our customers.

     

    Glenwhan Gardens are open all year round so that our visitors can experience the full range of the seasons and changes in our flora and fauna.  During the Spring and Summer months, when our tearoom is open, please obtain your tickets from the tearoom. During the Autumn and Winter months we operate an Honesty Box at the entrance.

    Garden Opening Daily for 2018 Season

    10:00am-5:00pm

    Good Friday 31st March to  30th September.  (Tearoom closes on 1st October)

    From 1st October- 31 March, Admission by Honesty Box at Entrance

     

    Adults £6.00, Concessions & Groups & Students  £4.50  Season ticket £18.00

    Family Ticket £13.00 (up to three children)

    Dogs on leads are welcome

    Contact Details

    Telephone: (+44) 01581 400222

    (+44) 07787990702
    Email: tess@glenwhan.co.uk
    Address: Glenwhan Gardens, Dunragit, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 8PH

    The gardens participate in Gardens of Galloway, Scotland`s Garden Route
    Open: Mid March  – 31 October, daily 10am- 5pm.

    Shepherd’s Hut

    Our Bespoke Shepherd’s Hut in the garden overlooks the loch, to the Mull of Galloway with splendid sea views, & may be hired for Couples and Singles and comprises: 5ft double bed, with well equipped kitchen area with two hobs, microwave and Belfast sink, with small wood burning fire, full size shower, WC & Basin. A separate sitting out area adjoins the Hut with seating and BBQ. Single dogs are allowed but please not on the bed.

    To Book please go to AirBnB under Glenwhan Gardens or use this link https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/16567766, where you will find full details.

      

     

     
     
  • Easterbrook Hall


    Full of grandeur with a historic soul, the Easterbrook Hall and Crichton Memorial Church is a hidden treasure situated on the 100 acres Crichton Estate in Dumfries, South West Scotland.

    The red sandstone buildings on the estate date back to 1834 with the Easterbrook Hall dating back to 1938. The building has been lovingly modernised whilst retaining its original charm and Art Deco features. The Crichton Memorial Church is more like a mini Cathedral and is considered to be one of the finest examples of ecclesiastical architecture in South Scotland. The ceiling is of carved oak and the floors a remarkable pattern of white, red, green and black marble imported from Italy and Ireland

    Established from the very beginning of the estate, acres of beautifully manicured lawns and impressive flower beds are maintained by our dedicated grounds keepers. The Rock Gardens have a wide variety of plants, miniature waterfall, ornamental pond and numerous seats and alcoves. Visitors are more than welcome to walk around our grounds, there are Heritage leaflets available from reception detailing walking routes around the estate. Why not have lunch at Neuro’s afterwards? www.neuros.co.uk

    Should you have an occasion to celebrate, our team has a wealth of experience in event management ranging from intimate family events to large scale celebrations, the talented and creative Kitchen brigade will tantalise your taste buds and our friendly events team will be on hand to make sure your event is everything you’ve dreamed of.

    Perhaps you are looking for live entertainment whilst visiting the region? Please see our sister site www.easterbrooklive.co.uk for details of upcoming events.

     
     
  • Loch Doon Visitor Centre and Round House Cafe and


    round house loch doon

    Enjoy coffee and cake while watching osprey chicks (subject to availability) using a telescope within the Round House Cafe on the shores of Loch Doon.

    A nest is situated across the loch from the cafe for a pair of Osprey that have been frequenting Loch Doon for a few years, they had their first chicks here in 2014. The first of the birds arrived back at Loch Doon on the 8th April 2015. Two chicks were raised, both male in 2015.  You can use a large scope at the cafe to watch the birds, or to view the Rhinns of Kells mountain range down the southeast side of the loch.

     
     
  • ReadingLasses


    ReadingLasses

    ReadingLasses is a women’s bookshop where you can browse at your leisure and enjoy coffee, cake and comfy seats in our front rooms surrounded by books or lunch in our refurbished rear cafe.
     
     
  • The Green Tearoom


    Cafe/Tearoom at Thornhill golf course serving a range of delicious meals, snacks, teas and coffees. (more…)

     
     
  • Cool Licks and Hot Drinks Ltd


    Cool Licks and Hot Drinks can be found by the beach at Port Logan. We started Cool Licks and Hot Drinks after we heard the laments of the visitors to the beautiful village. We serve ice cream, cakes, hot drinks and cold drinks. We’d love to see you!

    We are currently opening only on Sundays whilst the weather is nice. You can order our take home tubs so you can enjoy our ice cream in the comfort of your own home! x

                                        

     
     
  • Designs Cafe


    The ideal place to relax, read the papers, enjoy fine coffees and speciality teas. (more…)

     
     
  • NTS Threave Garden


    Threave’s spectacular gardens have been created over the years by students of the National Trust’s School of Practical Gardening. It was recently voted second in The Independent’s ’10 Best Gardens to Visit in the UK’. (more…)

     
     
  • Cream o’ Galloway


    family fun activity

    Welcome to Cream o’ Galloway!

    Set in the beautiful Galloway countryside, Cream o’ Galloway is a family visitor attraction on an organic dairy farm, and the home of the luxury ice cream enjoyed throughout the country.
    With its Adventure Playground built for children and adults, nature trails, tearoom, garden, bicycle trails and special events, Cream o’ Galloway really does have something for the whole family.

    There are 25 flavours of luxury dairy ice cream and dairy free sorbet to choose from in the visitor centre, open daily between Easter and the end of October. The family friendly centre is also open for the February school holidays and at weekends in March. Check out our on-line calendar for opening times and ticket prices.

    Built for adults and children to play together, the indoor and outdoor play areas include ‘Go Boing!’, a series of suspended nets a bit like a giant trampoline. Children aged 6+ and adults can enjoy the Flying Fox zip wire, the Drop Slide and Pedal Karts, plus a viewing tower, 3D maze, assault course and the fabulous ‘Smugglers’ Warren’ indoor play area.

    Daily Events

    A daily Ice Cream Tasting Event allows the opportunity to try a selection of different flavours. Choose Finlay’s Farm Tour or the Food Tour to meet the cows on the farm. Special Events such as seasonal wildlife events and ice cream making activities are offered during the year. To find out what’s on when and to pre-book discounted event tickets, take a look at the Cream o’ Galloway website

    Cream o’ Galloway started making ice cream in 1994, and in 2013 diversified again into cheese making. Taking the ‘Food Tour’ or the ‘Finlay’s Farm Tour’ is the best way for your family to hear all the stories and see behind the scenes at this award winning business.

    The buggy-friendly nature trails take in two wildlife lochans, a wildlife hide, acres of young woodland and some stately ancient woodland too.

    After all that fun and adventure you’ll want to tuck into a treat from the menu, much of it made with produce from the farm.

     
     
  • Crafty Distillery & Visitor Centre


    Here at Crafty Distillery, in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway, we have a plan. To create tasty spirits from scratch using new technology and locally sourced ingredients

     
     
  • GG’s Yard Venue


    GG’s Yard Venue

    We offer a simply stunning setting, hidden in the glorious Galloway hills which overlook breathtaking views of Scotland’s most beautiful southern coastline. Our location is nothing less than perfect and if you are looking for excellence, GG’s yard is the venue for you.

    Outstanding service and attention to detail are two highly regarded values at GG’s Yard. There are no requests too big or too small, our friendly staff are always here to meet the your needs with exemplary standards.

    Enjoy your day without a worry and leave it to the experts at GG’s Yard.

    Our Unique Development

    Stunning stonework, rolling heather hills, pristine gardens, sensational sea views, heavenly interiors, superior service, first class finishings and divine decorative accessories. This is a venue that speaks class and here at GG’s Yard we have it all.

    At present GG’s Yard stands as an empty unit with beautiful character and charm awaiting its magical renovation and infusion of new life.

    Our 200 year old building is assembled with stunning stonework which has recently been sandblasted to reveal a beautiful and unique combination of warm colour tones. The natural walls will feature inside the new venue extension forming an ambience of class and beauty. The steading is framed with fabulous exposed wooden beams that create a wonderful rustic country aura. The neutral colour palate will continue throughout the internal finishings giving you the opportunity to style GG’s neutral elegance to your individual taste.

    Launching in late 2017, GG’s Yard will be totally unique by making the most of original features and adding modern elements. The combination of its natural beauty with the addition of glass walls, contemporary lighting and opulent interior will complement each other and create an atmosphere perfect for many an occasion.

    This exceptional venue will soon capture the hearts of brides and make dream weddings come true.

    Conference

    GG’s Yard is the perfect venue to host a conference. Away from the distractions of life this remote location is inspirational and refreshing. Our quiet setting allows clients the opportunity to concentrate in a light and calming atmosphere miles from the office! If you need to stimulate staff or share concepts with colleagues, GG’s Yard is the place to do so. We can cater for numbers up to 300 and provide you with refreshments and lunch if requested. Should our Grand Gallery be too large for your meeting we are happy to rent out a wing of the building for smaller numbers at a reduced fee.

     
     
  • Pumpernickel


    Family run cafe, serving healthy wholesome food in a relaxed and friendly enviroment. (more…)

     
     
  • The Potting Shed Bistro


    potting shed logan

    The Potting Shed Bistro is set within Logan Botanic Garden near Port Logan and, except for September, October and the second half of April the admission fee for the gardens requires to be paid to gain access to the Bistro. (more…)

     
     
  • Ae Cafe and Bike Shop


     

    Ae Cafe and Bike Shop

     

     

     

    Ae has a brilliant trail center as part of the famous 7Stanes with routes for all levels. The forest also offers some lovely walks.

    There will  always be  a warm welcome at Ae and it’s a great place to go walking, horse riding or to simply hang out and relax. Come and have a look for yourself!

     
     
  • Kirroughtree Visitor Centre Cafe


    kirroughtree visitor centre cafe

    The cafe at Kirroughtee is within a magnificent purpose built Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre at Kirroughtree in Galloway Forest park between Newton Stewart and Creetown was opened in 2014. (more…)

     
     
  • The Ark Gift Shop


    The Ark Gift Shop at Kippford – coastal and country style gifts with a touch of Scotland! (more…)

     
     
  • Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre Cafe


    clatteringshaws visitor centre

    Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre is on the shores of Clatteringshaws Loch near New Galloway. It is owned by the Forestry Commission and the cafe is run by Galloway Lodge Preserves. (more…)

     
     
  • The Port Pantry Coffee and Gift Shop Portpatrick


    portpatrick port pantry sample menu

    The Port Pantry in Portpatrick is a coffee  and gift shop selling probably the best coffee in Portpatrick.  The Port Pantry is family owned and family run and makes a great choice for good home baking and home cooked light lunches at reasonable prices in a friendly setting. (more…)

     
     
  • Basecamp Cafe at Laggan


    Basecamp Cafe sits atop Laggan with incredible panoramic views over the Solway coast. We serve the freshest, locally sourced food, all made on site from scratch by our fantastic team.

     
     
  • Dundonald Castle


    DUNDONALD CASTLE

    AND

    VISITOR CENTRE

     

    War and romance, smuggling and heroism, tales of the supernatural and more – Royal Dundonald Castle is one of Scotland’s most unexplored and fascinating treasures.
    Home to Scots King Robert II, grandson of Robert the Bruce; it’s where the formidable Stewart dynasty was born. The 14th century Castle, its ancient hilltop and surrounding woodland hold their secrets and those of the powerful Cochrane family, favourites of King Charles I.
    Experience impressive barrel-vaulted ceilings, enjoy spectacular coastal views and join the Castle Team for stories and rare finds from the site’s 2000-year-old past. The Castle’s rich history is illustrated for all ages, through initiatives in Education, Archaeology, Events and Exhibitions.
    Dundonald Castle’s legacy is just beginning. It’s a vibrant ‘living’ monument and holds a special place in the heart of its village. The busy Visitor Centre and welcoming café are the focal point for the famous Dundonald Highland Games and a unique place for local residents and their children to make memories for years to come.

     

     

     
     
  • Creetown Gem Rock Museum


    The Gem Rock Museum is very easy to find. Located in Creetown we are 7 miles from Newton Stewart and 11 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet on the A75 Carlisle to Stranraer trunk road directly off the M6 Motorway. Just follow the signs on entering Creetown village.

     

     
     
  • Wanlockhead Lead Mining Museum


    The Visitor Centre is situated in the heart of the village of Wanlockhead, which is Scotland’s highest Village at 1531 ft./468.08 m. above sea level.

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  • The Willow Tree


    Cafe / Restaurant / Bistro in Palnackie, near Castle Douglas. (more…)

     
     
  • Moffat Mill


    Moffat Mill

    Moffat Mill (4 star tourist shop awarded by VisitScotland)

    Moffat Mill is an fantastic destination offering shopping for all and great stop for refreshments as you first cross the Border into Scotland. We are situated only 30 miles north of the Border, only 2 miles from the M74, at Junction 15 and on the scenic, A701, route to Edinburgh. With ample FREE parking for all, including coaches.

    We have a superb 250 seater Restaurant set in a lovely conservatory offering Main Meals, Snacks, Cakes, Cold Drinks and Barrista Hot Drinks.

    The Store is set over several departments with great branded shopping including:

    • Isle Ladieswear
    • Country Rose Ladieswear
    • The Cashmere Shop
    • Ponden Home
    • James Pringle Menswear
    • Harris Tweed
    • The Golf Company
    • Tigi Ladieswear
    • Craghoppers Outdoor
    • Hector Russell Highland Dress & Kilt Hire
    • Hotter Shoes
    • Yankee Candles and much much more

    Visit our Spirit of Scotland Whisky shop where you can sample from our wide range of Malt and Blended Whisky’s at our daily tastings. Also available are a variety of Liqueuer’s, Wines, Vodka’s, Gin’s and Beers. Our Food & Gift Department has a extensive range of Scottish Foods, Souvenirs and Gift idea’s ideal for all occasions. We also have a large Home department with Kitchen & Cooking, China & Glassware, Bedding, Candles and Soft Furnishings. Hattersley Looms exhibition showing the process of machine weaving with a TV presentation.

    Store is Open all year round, 7 days a week (Christmas Day only closed), 9.00am – 5.00pm with some seasonal variations.

     
     
  • Central Cafe


    Central Cafe

     

    Central Cafe is a small Family run business that has traded in Stranraer since 1960. We pride ourselves on our fresh chips, peeled and cut fresh every morning.

     
     
  • The Whithorn Trust


    Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe

    Whithorn Trust runs the exhibition and museum detailing the town’s 1600 years of Christian history. Coffee and gift shop with locally sourced products.

    The Whithorn Trust manages the archaeological site associated with the earliest evidence of Christianity in Scotland, and traditionally known as “Candida Casa”, the white church founded in the fifth century.

    Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe is easily found in the centre of George Street – Whithorn`s Main Street.

    The Visitor Centre contains a very interesting exhibition using interpretation panels, models,figures and artefacts to present Whithorn`s history dating back to

    Whithorn Visitor Centre also contains an excellent tea room.

    You can also visit the spectacular Priory ruins where the nave and crypt are still preserved

    The Roundhouse

     

                                                                                        

     

     

     

     
     
  • Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop


    Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop and Visitors Centre

    Famous since 1754 and family run since 1885, the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions.

    From its historical beginnings as the home of runaway weddings, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is now a 5-star visitor destination. With shopping, museum, dining, hotels, courtship maze and outdoor play park, It’s the perfect family-friendly day out.

    You’ll find us just off the M74/M6 motorway.  As you arrive you’ll see the famous black and white building which is the historic marriage house, popular with eloping couples since 1754. Nowadays couples come from all over the world to marry here. If you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of a newly wed couple as they become part of Gretna Green history.

    Our family-friendly museum brings to life the drama and excitement of Gretna Green’s long history of runaway weddings.

    Here you’ll find original letters, telegrams and marriage certificates. There’s a fascinating collection of memorabilia and artefacts to discover too. This is where the story of Gretna Green really unfolds. Enter the historic marriage room and touch the famous Anvil, the symbol of romance in Gretna Green. Legend has it that if you touch the Anvil good fortune in affairs of the heart will be yours.

    The Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is a thriving destination with a range of shopping options & things to do. Our unique range of shops carry a wide variety of products. From fashion, jewellery and speciality Scottish products, to whisky, gifts and locally produced food.

    If you’re looking for a great place to eat, our fully licensed Blacksmiths Foodcourt is the perfect place.

    Tempt your taste buds with mouth watering dishes and our range of hot and cold snacks and drinks. Or simply relax with an ice-cream in our sculpture courtyard and soak up the atmosphere.

    This is a destination full of history with lots to see and do. You can even stop for longer at one of our three, individually designed, hotels.  Smiths Hotel at Gretna GreenGreens at Gretna and newly refurbished, Gretna Hall Historic Marriage House  are all within walking distance. Each of the hotels offer great food to residents and visitors alike.

    So if you’re looking for places to visit in South West Scotland , Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop and visitor centre should be on your list.

    With onsite car parking, children’s play area, places to eat and The Courtship Maze, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, is the perfect place for families and couples alike.

    Open Every Day (Only closed Christmas Day)

    • 9.00 am – 5.30 pm: April and May
    • 9.00 am – 6.00 pm: June to September
    • 9.00 am – 5.00 pm: October to March
     
     
  • St Ninian’s Tearoom, The Isle of Whithorn


    St Ninian’s Tearoom

    The Isle of Whithorn

     

    A small community with a big heart and a brand new Visitor Centre with Tearoom and Cinema! and also a Post Office for all your banking needs.

     

     
     
  • Clan Armstrong Centre


    Gilnockie Tower

    The Esk Valley Clan Armstrong Reiver Centre

    The Clan Armstrong Ancestral Home

    History, Mystery and Discovery while exploring the far-reaching lands of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers, join us for an enthralling 500 years of Clan Armstrong History at Gilnockie Tower Reiver Centre.

    Gilnockie Tower is a stunning example of a Scottish pele tower. Built some 500 years ago, it was home to Johnnie Armstrong, a notorious border reiver. In 1530 this powerful chieftain was hanged by a Scottish king, his story romanticised by Walter Scott.

    Gilnockie Tower has five floors, including vaulted chamber, banqueting hall and spiral staircase. The entrance stone is thought to be two thousand years old. Once a roofless ruin, the place has been completely refurbished and is open as a clan and visitor attraction. The Clan Armstrong Centre houses reiving artefacts and the world’s largest collection of Armstrong archives.

    Many times recognised by historians, students and visitors alike as: the Gilnockie Tower; Armstrong’s Tower; Hollows Tower; or Holehouse Tower and believed to be from the period circa 1490-1520 as a rubble built, carved stone, Medieval Period Scots Tower House.

    Clan Armstrong Centre

    Ancestral Home of the Clan Armstrong

    Gilnockie Tower Reiver Centre Phone: 013873 71373

    Gilnockie Tower Mobile: 07733 065587

    Hollows Phone Intl: +44 13873 71373

    Canonbie Mobile Intl: +44 7733 065587

    Dumfriesshire Website: www.gilnockietower.com

    Scotland Email: gt@gilnockietower.com

    DG14 0XD Newsletter Email: gilnockietower@gmail.com

    Instagram: gilnockietowerreivercentre

    Registered Charity Company No. SC104156 (Scotland)

    Gilnockie Tower is open all year round.

    10.00 am until 4.00 pm 7 days Easter to end October 2018.

    Last tour 30 minutes before advertised closing time.

    Personalised guided tours of the tower available at 12.15 pm,

    13.15 pm, and 14.15 pm by booking through our phone number

    Open: 11.00 am until 3.00 pm daily end October until Easter 2019.

    Cafe now open

     
     
  • The Mill on the Fleet


    The Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse

    The Mill on the Fleet

    is a restored 18th century cotton mill on the bank of the River Fleet in Gatehouse of Fleet.  Now an exhibition centre The Mill on The Fleet is spread over three floors and houses core displays about the development of the town of Gatehouse and the natural history of the Fleet Valley.  There is also an annual programme of temporary exhibitions.  On the ground floor the regional arts collective PA Pop Up representing artists and craft-makers from around the region has an outlet for their varied work.  On the top floor is a popular second-hand bookshop.

    The café offers a range of home-cooked fare – soups, paninis, salads, sweets and a selection of cakes and bakes.  On a fine day the riverside terrace is the perfect place to relax.  The Mill on The Fleet also welcomes well behaved dogs!

     
     
  • A’ The Airts


     

    A’ The Airts in the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar is a Community Arts and Crafts centre nestled in the heart of Upper Nithsdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

    Our fully accessible building is a hub where individuals can meet and express their creativity. Our varied groups who use the centre also love the warm and welcoming atmosphere here. Locals and tourists alike can enjoy great refreshments and free wi-fi in our café.

    Here at A’ The Airts we are providing a platform for local artists and crafters to sell their works either in our shop or during exhibitions held in the Gallery. Our shop has a wide variety of crafts available, many of which use the Sanquhar patterns (some items are only sold here).

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    Our shop is a great place to browse unique Sanquhar Pattern goods – some not sold anywhere else – and a superb variety of wares from local crafters.

    We have a theatre that can seat a maximum of 50 individuals, suitable for small productions, performances and talks. It is equipped with a projector, for presentations and is used as a community cinema. The seats are retractable, so that the space can be easily opened up for other uses. Tai Chi, and playgroups, parties and conferences have all used this space.

    The theatre doubles as a gallery and we have further exhibition space throughout the building. We generally have many exhibitions throughout the year both by amateur and professional alike and we are always pleased to hear from groups or individuals who would like to consider the space for future exhibitions.

    We have two craft rooms, which our local community arts and crafts groups use on a weekly basis. The groups currently include pottery, photography, poetry, knitting, patchwork. The larger of the two rooms has a kiln for pottery and a potter’s wheel. The smaller of the two rooms is an ideal space for meetings.

     
     
  • Moat Brae, Birthplace of Peter Pan


    Peter Pan stands on a tree stump and looks out across a green enchanted land

    Moat Brae is the Birthplace of Peter Pan.

    New Family Attraction set in the ‘enchanted land’ that inspired the story of Peter Pan.

    Discover a world of children’s stories in the enchanted land that inspired the story of Peter Pan. Author JM Barrie played pirate games as a child in the 1870s. Featuring: Neverland Discovery Garden, Exhibitions, Darling Children’s Nursery, Home Under the Ground, Nana’s Kennel, Pirate Ship, Mermaids Lagoon, Play Features, Centre For Children’s Literature and Storytelling, Restored Georgian House, Heritage Tours, Riverside Views, Events, Activities, Café, Shop.

    Opening to the public February 2019, with exclusive and preview events from December 2018.

     

     
     
  • The View


     

     
     
  • Abbey Cottage Coffees & Crafts


    Serving coffees, teas and light meals throughout the day. Delicious home baking. Situated beside picturesque Sweetheart Abbey. Well stocked craft and gift shop.

     
     
  • The Old Colfin Creamery


     

    The Old Colfin Creamery

     

     

    Brought to you by Nick & Emma.

    Offering a balance between old classics and modern dishes using seasonal local produce.

    A warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere.

    We offer scones, traybakes & coffees. Fresh sandwiches/salads are available as well as our main menu. We cater for dietry requirements eg Gluten Free. Afternoon Tea is very popular at restaurant (24hrs notice needed for this).

    Opening Hours:

    Mon&Tues = closed

    Wed&Thurs = 10am-3pm

    Fri&Sat = 10am-3pm & 6pm-9pm

    Sun = 12noon-6pm

    Telephone: 01776820622

     
     
  • Beltie Books and Cafe


    It is now Autumn, so we are reducing hours a little.  Closed Sundays, Mondays &  Tuesdays.  Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

    Come and visit BELTIE BOOKS & Café

    Books.  Coffee, tea,
    chocolate.  Cake.  Snacks.  Art.   What more could you want?

    Location, opening, contact: click here

     
     
  • Carsphairn Shop and Tearooms


    Carsphairn Shop and Tearooms

    Fresh & Modern shop & tearoom, amazing garden views. Homemade Cooking, local produce & gift items available. Seating 24 indoors & 18 outdoors. Bikers welcome, open 7 days a week (summer) closed on a sunday in the winter.

     
     
  • Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate


    If you like delving deep into history, soaking up the finest culture, exploring beautiful countryside – or adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking – you’ll love a day at Drumlanrig Castle. From activities for kids to salmon fishing, you’ll find a raft of activity awaiting you. The Castle has 120 rooms, 17 turrets and four towers and from your very first glance you’ll know you’re entering a special place. Special enough, in fact, that the producers of Outlander recently used the Castle for filming their second series!

    You will discover Rembrandt’s Old Lady Reading and family portraits by artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, landscapes by Paul Sandby and the Dutch masters, and cartoons by Rowlandson amid the finest furnishing and antiques.

    The 90,000 acre Estate boasts miles of beautiful walks and acres of gardens. Launch yourself down one of our championship mountain biking trails, or hook yourself a salmon, fishing on the river. Activities for kids include everything from the adventure playground to ranger-led wildlife walks and a host of events.

    The Castle is the stunning Dumfriesshire seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and they hope you find it as inspiring as they do.

     
     
  • Corton Plants


     

    Corton Plants

    is a unique, family run, traditional plant nursery with an inspiring collection of old fashioned and new varieties of plants, all home grown in Ayrshire.

    Established in 2004 by owner Alison Kerr, Corton Plants has grown from a single poly-tunnel to a successful traditional plant nursery, with seven poly-tunnels housing over 200 plant varieties.

    Located at South Corton Farm, Alloway, a working dairy farm, we are easily found just off the A77. We have ample parking and our beautiful country location offers a quiet gardener’s haven to browse and select our quality plants.

    Our staff are dedicated plant lovers who can offer expert advice and a personal service from helping you to choose the best plants for your garden to advice on how to care for your plants.

    With an inspiring collection of both old fashioned and new varieties of plants, our aim is to provide a friendly and professional service to all our customers with all levels of interest. We are open seven days a week and stock a large selection of shrubs, trees, perennials, climbers, heathers and herbs. As well as a superb variety of bedding and basket plants!

    While you are here, why not pop into our fabulous new coffee shop – ‘The Coo Shed’? This is a very popular addition to our family business and is an ideal meeting point for friends and family. With all things in its décor cow related, you will be served with a smile and can choose from a wonderful selection of food – not to mention our mouth-watering homemade cakes and traybakes!

     
     
  • Coffee Bean Cafe Stranraer


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    The Coffee Bean cafe and pizzeria is situated opposite Stranraer`s Castle Square. A feature of the cafe is its outside seating so that, when weather permits you can watch the comings and goings and admire the castle and recently refurbished square.

     
     
  • Kirkmichael Community Shop and Cafe


    Kirkmichael Community Shop and Café

     

    A warm welcome awaits you in this beautiful conservation village, and our friendly staff are always happy to help. You’ll find many locally sourced products; such as honey, meats, free range eggs, jams, and seasonal fruit and vegetables.

    Our Café menu includes delicious traditional cakes, as well as light lunches and snacks. We also sell a range of takeaway snacks; including tea, coffee, homemade soup, filled rolls, and home baking.

     
     
  • Mull of Galloway Experience


    Mull of Galloway

    Mull of Galloway Experience

    Visit ScotlandThe Mull of Galloway is Scotland’s most Southerly Point. At the end of a narrow peninsula with stunning views in every direction, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Exhibition, the RSPB Visitor Centre and Reserve and the stunning Gallie Craig Coffee House comprise the Mull of Galloway Experience, a Four Star Visit Scotland Visitor Attraction. The Mull of Galloway Trust purchased the land and buildings at the Mull of Galloway, with the exception of the tower, in a community buyout in 2013. The Mull of Galloway Trust is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Charity Number: SC043557.

    The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse at the Mull of Galloway is perched on the end of a 260 foot cliff. It was built by Robert Stevenson and first lit on 26th March 1830. The Lighthouse remains operational and is managed and monitored by Northern Lighthouse Board.

    The Lighthouse Tower is open to the public during the main season by kind permission of the Northern Lighthouse Board. A climb up the narrow, spiral staircase with its 115 steps to the viewing platform is rewarded by stunning views over Luce Bay to the Galloway Hills, the Fells of the Lake District, over the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland – four countries from one viewpoint! Friendly and knowledgeable staff from South Rhins Community Development Trust are at the top of the tower to answer any questions you may have and you will be awarded with a certificate of achievement for climbing the 115 steps. For members of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers’ the Mull of Galloway participates in the Lighthouse Passport Scheme.

    The Lighthouse and Exhibition open for the 2018 season on Good Friday. Please check the calendar on the website for the days of opening.

    Opening times are 11am until 5pm with last entry to the top of the Lighthouse Tower at 4.30pm.

    Lighthouse Exhibition at the Mull of Galloway

    The Exhibition is based in the former fuel store workshop and engine room next to the Stevenson Lighthouse. The original diesel engines that powered the fog horn can still be seen in the engine room.

    There are many interesting artefacts on view along with a wealth of fascinating information about the life and work of the Lighthouse Keepers’ in such a remote place and their families that lived there with them.

    Please check the website for the days of opening.

    Entry Charges for the Lighthouse & Exhibition for 2018

    Admission charges: Lighthouse Exhibition – £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for children under 14.
    Lighthouse Tower – £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for children under 14. Access to the Lighthouse Tower is by guided tour only.
    Combined visit to both the Lighthouse and Exhibition– £5.00 for adults and £1.50 for children under 14.

    Please note the tower tour is not suitable for anyone suffering from heart, breathing or balance difficulties and that any person under 1m in height will not be allowed access, this includes carried children. Visitors must wear sensible footwear to climb the tower.

    RSPB Nature Reserve at the Mull of Galloway

    The nature reserve at the Mull of Galloway is a 30 acre site and contains a huge variety of wildlife. There is a visitor centre where you can view the colonies of sea birds on the cliffs from cliff mounted cameras including guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes. You may even see a puffin or two. On the nearby Scare or Scaur Rocks are enormous colonies of gannets

    On the clifftop heathland, there is much to be seen as well. Rare butterflies, birds such as the linnet and the stonechat and maybe some hares or a deer. Peregrines are also regular visitors.

    Guided walks are held every  Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm throughout the open season (April to the end of October).

    Opening Times –   The nature reserve and walks are open all year round. The RSPB Visitor Centre is open from Easter to the end of October.

    Gallie Craig Coffee House

    Gallie Craig is Scotland`s most southerly coffee house and gift shop and is named after the Gallie Craig Rock protruding from the sea south of the Mull of Galloway.

    The coffee house and gift shop have been designed in a most environmentally manner with a grass roof and predominantly glass walls enabling it to blend into the cliff side into which it is set.

    There is also a viewing platform right on the cliff edge from which you can enjoy a coffee whilst admiring the views and watch the seabirds and tides swirling below you.

    Visit the Mull of Galloway Experience at Scotland’s most Southerly Point in the far west of the region of Dumfries and Galloway. Dumfries and Galloway has been voted BBC Countryfile Magazine Holiday Destination of the Year for 2015/16.

     
     
  • Gallie Craig Coffee House


    gallie craig mull of galloway

    Gallie Craig on the Mull of Galloway is Scotland`s most southerly coffee house. And it will always be just that since the coffee house has  a stunning and unique location right on the cliff edge not for from the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse. (more…)

     
     
  • Burnside Tearoom and Fuel Station


    Burnside Tearoom and Fuel Station

     

    Hot and cold meals and snacks to eat in or take away

    Serving unleaded petrol, super unleaded and diesel fuels

    We have a range of items crafted by local artisans ranging from wood turning to jewellery
     
     
  • Mariners Coffee Shop Drummore


    mariners drummore

    The Mariners is a Coffee shop with character located centrally in Drummore. Breakfast, tea & coffee, snacks and evening meal by prior booking only. Outside tables are a sun trap.

     
     
  • Annandale Distillery Company Ltd


    Welcome to Annandale Distillery

    Established in 1836, we’re one of Scotland’s oldest operating distilleries.

    Located close to the Scotland-England border, we’re also the first (and last) distillery in Scotland.

    Whilst in the ownership of the famous Johnnie Walker, Annandale Distillery closed in 1918, seemingly forever.

    Not so!

    Rescued by David Thomson & Teresa Church in 2007, this once derelict distillery sprang back into life on November 3rd, 2014
    Three years later, on Wednesday November 15th, 2017, we filled the first ‘new era’ bottle of Annandale Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

    It’s a beautiful place! Come and visit us, take a tour, sip our stunning peated and unpeated whiskies and taste our delicious food. We promise you a warm Scottish welcome.
    Whisky by the nip, the bottle or the barrel.

     
     
  • The Riverbank Cafe


    The Riverbank Cafe

     

     

    The Riverbank Cafe is a popular venue for visitors and locals alike who just love the fresh baking, excellent coffee, paninis, toasties, salads, burgers, breakfast, soup, desserts, sandwiches and children’s menu.

                                                                

    Much of the produce used in The Riverbank Cafe is sourced from the Dumfries and Galloway region such as their cheese, pork and smoked produce.

     

    The Riverbank Cafe is located next to the main car park in Newton Stewart and there is plenty of public parking as well as some private, more secure spaces provided behind the cafe.

     
     
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