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  • 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.

     

     

     
     
  • The Crichton, Dumfries


    The Crichton, Dumfries

    The Crichton has over 85 acres of landscaped grounds, gardens and parkland to explore and is easily accessible on foot, bicycle, car or bus from Dumfries town centre.

    It is free and open to the public all year round and has stunning scenery, enchanting rock gardens and an intriguing history.

    On site you’ll find The Crichton Memorial Church, Easterbrook Hall, Easterbrook Bistro, Bar & Spa, a thriving Business Park with over 80 businesses, as well as an Academic Campus.

    For those who would like to stay over, Holiday Inn Dumfries is conveniently located on site and is the perfect base to explore The Crichton and the South West of Scotland.

    As well as being a stunning location to explore, it is also a very popular wedding venue, conference centre and tourist destination. It is an ideal training ground for those who like to run, cycle, walk, swim and keep fit and is the home to Crichton parkrun, which starts from outdside the Crichton Memorial Church every Saturday morning at 9.15am. The Crichton Golf Club welcomes visitors and is a 9-hole course located adjacent to The Crichton. For children and families there are plenty of green spaces and playing fields too.

    Easterbrook Hall is one of the largest auditoriums in the South of Scotland and has a regular programme of events, concerts and festivals and is regularly used for family celebrations and parties as well as charity events and corporate functions.

    Car parking is free and there are electric charging points and bicycle racks too.

    Keep up to date with What’s On at The Crichton online at www.crichton.co.uk 

    #TheCrichton

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
  • 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

     
     
  • Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre Cafe


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    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…)

     
     
  • Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room


     

    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 2019 Season

    10:00am-5:00pm

    Monday 1st April to Monday 30th September.

    From 1st October- 31 March, Admission by Honesty Box at Entrance. (Tearoom closes on 1st October)

     

    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.

     

    Make time for tea at Glenwhan Gardens

    The Tearoom serves home cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients and fresh vegetables and eggs produced on the premises, where possible and when in season. Every effort is made to source the ingredients grown as close to the premises, and emphasis is on Scottish suppliers.

    With level access from the car park our tea rooms are fully accessible.

    Dietary Options: Vegetarian and Vegan meals available.

    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.

      

     

    Events at Glenwhan Gardens

     

    Come and enjoy OPEN AIR CINEMA: TOP GUN on Sunday 21st April

     

    The film starts at 8’clock ‘Top Gun’

    100 seats in covered Marquee and refreshments and light snacks are available in the Tearoom. Gates open at 7.30.  all welcome

     

    Easter Daffodils – One Day Watercolour Painting Workshop

     

    Watercolour Painting Course at Glenwhan Gardens

    Cost £60 inclusive of tuition, materials & equipment supplied, refreshments (teas&coffees) and a soup& sandwich lunch provided by the Glenwhan Café

    From 10am to 4.30pm on Tuesday 23 April 2019  2019
    For further details and to book a place contact Allan
    mail@allanmcnallyart.co.uk
    Tel. 01465 881175

    Easter Daffodils Workshop April 2019 Glenwhan Gardens

     

    Waterlilies painting workshop from 10am to 4.30pm on  12th June 2019.

    mail@allanmcnallyart.co.uk

     

    Course: Grow Your Own Vegetables

     

     

     

     
     
  • 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!

     
     
  • 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

                                        

     
     
  • 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 Frothy Bike Co


    The Frothy Bike Co

     

     

    In my home town of Dumfries, I grew up surrounded by great countryside to explore both on and off road biking. From building my own jumps in the local woods, to exploring the wider trails of the 7Stanes and later bike packing through the Hebrides, I am self taught in everything bikes.
    From repairing bikes out of my parent’s shed, I worked my way up to owning my own bike shop for 7 years. Then with itchy feet, I sold up to work as a team mechanic – working with some of the best elite mountain biking teams and mechanics around.
    Just when you think it can’t get much better than that for a bike mechanic, I then landed a job in the mecca of downhill biking – Morzine, in the heart of the French Alps. It was three summer seasons later in 2018 when I had ridden every trail in the Portes Du Soleil and was managing a fleet of 500 bikes and 12 mechanics that I felt inspired to bring all of knowledge and energy back to where it all started.
    Now, I want to bring everything I have learned back home into one masterpiece bike shop. Ow and the Cafe side, I feel it is essential after french coffee every day for so long, cycling isn’t the same without it.
    Why Dumfries? – I couldn’t think of a better place to start anther shop, the cycle community is strong and the outdoor scene is even stronger. I know my place here I know the people I want to cater for.
    Now you have heard my story, Pop in (when we open) get a coffee and tell me yours.

    From our base in the heart of Dumfries town centre,The Frothy Bike Co  love to bring you bicycles and components from epic brands that we trust such as Cervelo, Nukeproof and many more!

    Our bike shop is fitted with a fully kitted out mechanics workshop so no matter the job, installing new components, servicing your bike after all those hard miles you’ve put it we thrive on putting in the work keeping your bike working at its best and you out enjoying the ride hour after hour!

    Come join us at our warm and welcoming cafe, and you will find out we are passionate about indulgent, freshly made healthy food and kickass hot coffee we know you’ll love. Our cafe menu has been designed to keep you fuelled up for your next big adventure.

     

    We are the kind of place suited to getting lost in conversation with your friends and family, grab a bite to eat & drink, get ahead with work and meetings as well as socialise at the many events we hold here.

     
     
  • Laggan Outdoor


    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.

    The Zip Wire

    The adventure starts from the second you arrive when you get harnessed up and then take the 10 minute off road journey to the top. It’s high, the road is bumpy, but the views are just breath taking.

    Members of our team will then talk you through the procedure and then it’s launch time – get clipped in, safety checks will be carried out and then you’re off, hurling down hill at up to 30 metres above the ground at speeds of up to 45 mph. You’ll have the best view of the whole centre from up here, flying over the Mountain Balling track, Mountain Boarding track and thankfully missing the Clay Pigeon shooting ground!

    Once at the bottom, you’ll be greeted by another friendly member of the team who will help you back down to solid ground. And if you’re mad enough, you can do it all again!

    Archery

    Once you have had an initial indoor lesson with us, you can move on and tackle the Archery Range with real life 3D targets in the forest. Live like your ancestors and try and catch your food, taking on a bear, a wolf, a boar and a deer, but only heart shots will count in this exciting new archery range.

    Given the unpredictable weather in Dumfries and Galloway, offers a great wet weather activity for the family.

    Segway

    Lead by one of our experienced instructors, groups of up to 6 people will be taught all the techniques of how to ‘glide’ on the Segway over differing terrain.

    The tour will have you navigating your Segway across hills and fields that sit high above the Solway coast. Try your nerve over various terrains and put your new found skills to the test. The views that you will experience will be some of the best in the region.

    Clay Pigeon Shooting

    Never shot before? Not a problem.  With our in-house instructors, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know, including gun safety, master eye, holding the gun, aiming and hitting your first clay.  We’ll be right next to you all the time to give tips where required.

    Shot before and hold your own certificate?  Great!  We can run sporting clay sessions for you or even a simulated game drive.

    All you need to have a go is a minimum of 2 people some warm and padded clothing depending on the time of year and some sturdy footwear.

    Grass Sledging

    Thanks to special tracks on the bottom of the sledges, these can travel just as fast as snow sledges and with steering & brakes you’ll be as safe as houses. Race against your friends or mum and dad.

    We have 10 sledges available. You can just turn up and hire or call and book to avoid disappointment.

     

    We offer a range of great packages if you wish to do more than one activity with us:

    • All Out Adventure: Zip wire, Water Balling and Segway Adventure Tour
    • Big Day Out: Zip wire, Water Balling, Segway Adventure tour, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Lunch & Tea, Coffee or juice on arrival
    • On Target: 30 Clays per person, 1 hour Archery
    • Play & Stay:  Stay in one of our Sea View Snugs and get 10% off any individual activity.

    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.

     

     
     
  • Gallie Craig Coffee House


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    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…)

     
     
  • Designs Cafe


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

     
     
  • Annandale Distillery Company and Visitor Centre


    Welcome to Annandale Distillery and Visitor Centre

    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.

     
     
  • Polarbites Fish and Chip Restaurant


    Welcome to Polarbites

     

    Award winning fish and chips

    We are proud to offer our customers the freshest quality king and queen scallops, lobster and crabs which we source from our local harbour in Kirkcudbright.

    Our haddock is from sustainable waters off Shetland and our cod is caught in the waters off Iceland and the Barents Sea. We sell only fresh fish as we want our customers to enjoy the unique quality and flavour that comes from only the freshest of fish. Our chips are made from fresh potatoes that come from a local supplier.

    A wee bit about us…

    Polarbites is a family run business, our sister shop is Polarpak – a fresh fish shop which was established in 1985 and is situated directly next door. Customers always came in and asked if there was anywhere in Kirkcudbright to eat all of the fresh fish we sell and answer was always no, so we decided there was an opportunity to set up a business that allowed our customers to enjoy the taste of the delicious fish and in June 2007 Polarbites opened its doors for the first time and has never looked back.

    Location…

    We are located next to the harbour square in the picturesque Artist’s Town of Kirkcudbright where you can enjoy your takeaway fish and chips strolling round or sitting at the harbour where fishing boats land their catches of mainly King and Queen Scallops.

    Seating…

    If you prefer to sit-in we have seating for 40. We are not licensed but you can bring your own wine or beer etc, there is no corkage charge and glasses are provided!

    Entertainment…

    Throughout the year a variety of entertainment is provided by Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities. This ranges from Scottish nights to classic car rallies, from historic walks to a medieval fayre. There is also an Annual Jazz Festival and a spectacular Tattoo is held every August.

    No visit to Kirkcudbright is complete without a visit to Polarbites for some award winning Fish and Chips!

     
     
  • Kilnford Farm Shop


    Kilnford Farm Shop

    (We are located along the A75 at the Garroch Roundabout – Right beside the NEW D&G Hospital!)

     

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    Our farm shop is a treasure cove of local and Scottish delights. Our farm shop is often referred to as ‘the food hub of Dumfries and Galloway’. We have a butcher counter which boasts a selection of quality home reared produce, a deli counter packed full of local, Scottish and speciality cheeses along with homemade pies and our own home cured hams. The shop provides a huge range of day to day essentials such as bread and local milk to hand brewed ales and local biscuits.

    If you’re looking for a gift, you can find something a little special in our craft section. Browse locally made pottery items, local art, handmade cards and of course everyone loves a mug with one of our famous Belties on it.

     

    Our Kitchen Cafe provides the ultimate local food experience, where else can you feast on a burger that has been, farmed, handmade and cooked all in the same place?

    The restaurant is open daily and here you can enjoy a full Scottish breakfast packed with our homemade sausages, haggis and black pudding, home cured bacon and local free range eggs. We have a range of daily lunch specials, speciality barista coffees and locally baked cakes.

     
     
  • 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…)

     
     
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  • 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!

     
     
  • 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.

     
     
  • The Boathouse, Glencaple


    The Boathouse Glencaple

    The Boathouse Glencaple

    The Boathouse Glencaple offers delicious food and stunning views, with al fresco dining out on the deck in the warmer months.  Brunch and lunch are served in the café from 10am Tuesday to Sunday, with seasonal specials and freshly baked cakes and scones.  On Friday and Saturday evenings the café transforms into a candlelit restaurant, perfect for cosy evenings out with family, friends and loved ones.  The shop and gift shop, which stock local produce, are also open Monday 8am to 12pm.

    Delicious food, stunning views and wonderful produce and gifts – the perfect place to meet up with family and friends!

     
     
  • 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! Also a Post Office for all your banking needs.

     

     

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    St Ninian’s Tearoom Isle of Whithorn

     
     
  • Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe


     

    Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe

    The 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

     

                                                                                        

     

     

     

     
     
  • The Port Pantry Coffee and Gift Shop Portpatrick


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    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…)

     
     
  • 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.

     
     
  • The Ark Gift Shop


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

     
     
  • The Galloway Soup Company Farm Shop and Tearoom


    The Galloway Soup Company

    Farm Shop and Tearoom

     

    The Galloway Soup Company, Farm Shop and Tearoom produces a range of delicious soup using the finest local ingredients available. Find us at local farmers markets and events.

     
     
  • Station House Cafe and Cookery School


    Station House

    Cafe and Cookery School

     

    Station House Cafe and Cookery School opened in 2017 and offers cookery classes for all ages and abilities.
    Learn how to bake bread, make pastry, pasta or cook delicious dishes from all over the world in the beautiful Scottish fishing town of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway.
     
     
  • Pumpernickel


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

     
     
  • 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.

     
     
  • The Green Tearoom


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

     
     
  • Barlae Services


    Barlae Services

     

    Freshly prepared hot bacon rolls or a mega burger, paninis or home made soup and always a lovely selection of homemade cakes.

     

    Situated on the A75 between Stranraer and Newton Stewart

     
     
  • Barstobrick


     

    WELCOME TO
    BARSTOBRICK

     

    Just 2 miles from the A75 at Ringford  nestled in the heart of Red Kite country you’ll find Barstobrick boasting an equestrian centre, coffee shop and several way marked walking trails. We invite you to explore our beautiful Galloway countryside by foot, bike or on horseback.

      

    Our coffee shop is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-4pm, serving breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee and delicious home baking. Maps and clue sheets for our walking trails can also be purchased here.

     

     

             Galloway Faerie Trail, Hot Blast Trail and Ridge Trail

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Barstobrick Riding Centre

     

    At Barstobrick riding centre we offer 30mins to 2hr off road treks around our 650 acre estate as well as lessons in our indoor and outdoor arena’s. We have horses and ponies suitable for all ages and abilities.

    Fully licensed and insured.

    A fun day out for all the family!

     

     

     

     

     
     
  • 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.

    The main exhibition floor houses displays focusing on the history and heritage of Gatehouse, and exploring the Fleet Valley and surrounding areas.  The Fleet Valley is a designated National Scenic Area – one of three in this part of Scotland.  The displays introduce the valley and provide orientation and resources to help visitors explore the area.

    The temporary exhibition galleries, have a programme of exhibitions running throughout the season.

    Also on the top floor is a pop-up shop run by twenty regional artists and makers working in a range of disciplines – ceramics, textiles, prints, paintings and more.

    The Mill Bookshop is on the second floor.  Come and enjoy searching through our 20,000 plus books on a wide range of subjects.

    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!

     

    The Mill on the Fleet houses the Gatehouse Tourist Information Centre.  The Information Desk is open seven days a week 10am – 5pm during the Mill’s open season from Easter to the end of October.
     
     
  • 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
     
     
  • The Coo Shed


    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.

    Come and try our delicious fresh farm milk made for you by the Corton Coos. Our free range cows love nothing more than to munch on our sweet lush grass in the summer months. They are milked twice a day and produce this fantastic nutritious and wholesome drink for you to enjoy. Available from our vending machine in The Milk Hoose, 7am-7pm every day! You won’t know what you’re missing until you try it!

    Check out our new vending machine in the Milk Hoose. Not only can you buy our delicious fresh farm milk but you can indulge yourself in some of our scrumptious home baking or some fresh farm eggs! Fab-u-lous!!

     

     

     

                                          

     
     
  • Coffee Bean Cafe Stranraer


    cafe coffee bean stranraer

    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.

     
     
  • Auchencairn Store and Tearoom


    Auchencairn Store and Tearoom

     

    Great place to stop for refreshments and a chat when you are cycling, driving or walking around the region.

    Enjoy some wonderful cakes and scones and a refreshing cuppa

    You can also pick up those essentials in the store and Post Office.

     
     
  • 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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  • Dowhill Farm


    Dowhill Farm

    Dowhill Farm hosts a well stocked farm shop, gift shop, restaurant, events venue and beautiful courtyard garden with children’s play area and patio seating offering youngsters a chance to let off steam and seating for those who wish to take in the sea air whilst enjoying their meal or are travelling with a four legged friend! The complex is set in converted farm buildings with spectacular views across to Ailsa Craig and the Mull of Kintyre.

    The restaurant offers traditional farmhouse fayre to suit every taste and appetite. Full meals, snacks, teas and coffees & the best soups, family favourites, home baking and desserts you’ll ever taste. The restaurant is open from 9:30am until 4:30pm, 6 days a week. We are closed every Wednesday.

    The staff are immaculate, efficient and are always on hand to help. Its a real stopping point for locals, travellers and passers by as well as people attending conferences, family celebrations, workshops and concerts here at the farm. Coach and school parties are welcome.

    We are the first farm on the left hand side after Turnberry heading south on the A77. You can’t miss us! We have flagpoles all along the front to welcome you in. A warm welcome and comfy seat awaits. See you soon!

     
     
  • Kirkmichael Community Shop and Cafe


    Kirkmichael Community Shop and Café

     

    A warm welcome awaits you in the beautiful conservation village of Kirkmichael, 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.

     
     
  • Creetown Gem Rock Museum


     

    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.

     

     

     
     
  • Beltie Books and Cafe


    Come and visit

    BELTIE BOOKS & Café

    Browse our selection of Books.

    Then, have a well earned leisurely cup of Coffee, tea or chocolate accompanied by a delicious cake, scone or a bowl of soup or a snack.

    We also have a selection of Art.

     What more could you want?

    In Scotland’s National Book Town – Wigtown

    Location, opening, contact: click here

     
     
  • The Garret Cafe Bar


    The Garret Cafe Bar

     

    The Garret Café Bar has a wide range of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks including an extensive wine list and Dear Green coffee – ethically sourced speciality grade coffee, roasted in Glasgow!

    Our beer garden is currently being developed and we look forward to offering a wide range of informal dining options soon.

    Breakfast is served from 7.00 – 9.00 am daily.  Please see our ‘Breakfast menu’.

    We offer a snack menu Monday to Wednesday 9am – 7pm, Thursday – Friday til 5pm. Please see our ‘Snack menu’.

    We have a range of dishes including soup, sandwiches, tea / coffee with scones or tray bakes, baked potatoes, burgers and salads.

    We also have a small selection of supper specials from 5pm – 7pm daily.

    Our restaurant menu is available from Thursday to Sunday 5pm – 7pm and Saturday to Sunday 12.00 – 2.00pm. Please see our ‘Restaurant menu’.

     

    https://www.thegarrethotel.co.uk/

     

     
     
  • 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.

     
     
  • 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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  • The Crafty Crow


    Cafe, Craft and Gift Shop

     

    When opportunity arises, you have to grab it with both hands…

     

    We are bringing something different to Gatehouse of Fleet.
    Open to all, our cafe The Crafty Crow will be offering delicious home cooked vegetarian food, cakes, pastries and speciality teas and coffees.
    The shop will be offering a range of giftware, including cards, prints, jewellery, and clothing, with a haberdashery section for all your craft and fabric needs!
    Forever the hobbyist, I also plan to run small workshops and ‘crafternoons’, so our customers can come and try out different crafts and techniques. We are jam packed with ideas and plans and we really can’t wait to welcome you to The Crafty Crow.

     

     

     
     
  • Loch Doon Visitor Centre and Round House Cafe


    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.

     
     
  • Easterbrook Hall


    Easterbrook Hall and The Crichton Memorial Church sit proudly within the grounds of The Crichton in Dumfries in the South West of Scotland.

    Easterbrook Hall is one of the largest auditoriums in the South of Scotland making it the perfect venue for everything from weddings, concerts and exhibitions to corporate events, family celebrations and performing arts and music events and festivals.

    The Crichton Memorial Church is regularly used for weddings, funerals and weekly services as well as graduations, concerts, plays and ‘Wine & Dine’ events.

    The Crichton has over 85 acres of landscaped grounds, gardens and parkland to explore and is easily accessible on foot, bicycle, car or bus from Dumfries town centre.

    It is free and open to the public all year round and has stunning scenery, enchanting rock gardens and an intriguing history.

    On site you’ll find The Crichton Memorial Church, Easterbrook Hall, Easterbrook Bistro, Bar & Spa, a thriving Business Park with over 80 businesses and an Academic Campus.

    For those who would like to stay over, Holiday Inn Dumfries is conveniently located on site and is the perfect base to explore The Crichton and the South West of Scotland.

    As well as being a stunning location to explore, The Crichton is a very popular wedding venue, conference centre and tourist destination.

    It is an ideal training ground for those who like to run, cycle, walk, swim and keep fit and is the home to Crichton parkrun, which starts from outdside the Crichton Memorial Church every Saturday morning at 9.15am. The Crichton Golf Club welcomes visitors and is a 9-hole course located adjacent to The Crichton. For children and families there are plenty of green spaces and playing fields too.

    Car parking is free and there are electric charging points and bicycle racks too.

    Keep up to date with What’s On at The Crichton online at www.crichton.co.uk 

    #TheCrichton

     

     
     
  • Crafty Distillery & Tree Bar & Cafe


    Visit the ‘Scottish Gin Destination of the Year’

     
     
  • 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 June 2019

     

     when shades of night began to fall, certain young mathematicians shed their triangles, crept up walls and down trees, and became pirates in a sort of Odyssey that was long afterwards to become the play of Peter Pan. For our escapades in a certain Dumfries Garden, which is enchanted land to me, were certainly the genesis of that nefarious work, Peter Pan.”

    JM Barrie – creator of Peter Pan

     

     
     
  • The Old Colfin Creamery


     

    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.

    The Old Colfin Creamery where  warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere greet you

    We offer scones, traybakes & coffees.

    Fresh sandwiches/salads are available as well as our main menu. We cater for dietary requirements eg Gluten Free.

    Afternoon Tea is very popular at The Old Colfin Creamery (24hrs notice needed for this).

    Opening Hours:

    Mon&Tues = closed

    Wed&Thurs = 10am-3pm

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

    Sun = 12noon-6pm

    Telephone: 01776 820622

    https://www.facebook.com/The-Old-Colfin-Creamery-453223374827028/

     

     
     
  • Broom Fisheries


    Broom Fisheries

    Welcome to Broom Fisheries, home to Scotland’s leading coarse fishing lakes and waters, nestled away in a quiet, picturesque corner of South West Scotland.

    You’ll find us at Newbie, two miles from the nearby market town of Annan in beautiful Dumfries & Galloway, and less than 25 miles from Carlisle.

    Fishing at Broom

    Coarse fishing is a growing sporting activity in Scotland, and we have 9 fully stocked lakes here at Broom Fisheries, including a purpose built canal, that make us famous for the quality and variety of course fishing that we offer, attracting keen anglers for leisure and competition fishingalike.

    We are hoping that by providing a range of excellent facilities to visitors and tourists, Broom Fisheries will continue to build on the hard work of Scotland’s coarse fishing community and increase interest in coarse angling across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

    Situated within easy access of the M6 and M74, Broom Fisheries’ peaceful and natural environment attracts regular anglers from all over the country.

    Fishing Tackle Shop

    Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a complete novice, we’ve got something for everyone at The Tackle Box, our fully stocked, on-site tackle shop. From new fishing rods to bait, our experienced staff are always on hand to give professional advice and guidance.

    Broom Caravan and Campsite

    Facilities

    • 5 electrical hook-ups
    • hard standing
    • private shower and toilet facilities

    Dogs are welcome on the campsite, which is situated within a fantastic 200-acre private estate. We also have beach access and plenty of opportunities for bird watching in a peaceful environment.

    For those interested specifically in coarse fishing, the caravan and campsite is situated just 100 metres from the bank side.

     
     
  • 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).

    https://www.sanquharknits.com

    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.

     
     
  • 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.

     
     
  • 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.

     
     
  • 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

     
     
  • 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 Potting Shed Bistro


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    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…)

     
     
  • Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate


    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 and Country Estate. 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.

     
     
  • Kirroughtree Visitor Centre Cafe


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    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…)

     
     
  • 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.

     
     
  • 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
     
     
  • The Quay Zone


    The Quay Zone

    4 Fabulous Zones, One Great Location

     

    The Quay Zone is a Leisure Centre with Swimming Pool, Gym, Studio, Cafe & Soft Play.

    Memberships, classes and various leisure and fitness activities available.

    Special changing and pool access equipment to aid those with limited mobility.

    Open to all.

    More info @ www.thequayzone.co.uk Based in Girvan, South Carrick, South Ayrshire.

     

     

     

     
     
  • 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.

     
     
  • Marrbury Smokehouse Deli and Bistro


    Marrbury Smokehouse Deli and Bistro

    Our shop and café are set by the historic site of Carsluith Castle.

    We have our wonderful smokehouse deli with an array of smoked foods, brought daily from Vincent’s smoker, fresh for you to enjoy.

    Our café is small, but we have super family booths and can accommodate one wheelchair.

    We do not reserve tables, however you can have a wander around the castle, and when your table is ready we will let you know.

    Our food is served all day, we have brunches such as toasties or smoked salmon eggs benedict served up until noon and our main menu is available to order mid morning right through until around 4.15pm last orders.

    We do cater for Gluten free with choices available such as traditional “Fish & Chips” and a daily GF sweet treat.  Due to the confines of a small kitchen we cannot guarantee there will not be a trace element of allergens. We do keep small portions of Soya Milk for lactose intolerant guests.

    We do have “non smoked” foods such as our home made MarrBurgers – delicious!

    We serve hot & cold drinks all day, and our outdoor gardens are super for guests who are visiting with pets.

    Please be patient with our staff. If you are in a hurry (for example for the ferry!), please let staff know so they can give you an indication of when your food will be ready.

    We serve child friendly meal boxes, and options for senior citizens.

    We very much look forward to welcoming you.

    Any questions give us a ring on 01671 820476

     

     

    It is easy to find the Marrbury Smokehouse Deli and Bistro

    We are right on the A75 in Dumfries & Galloway.

    and also on the South West Coastal 300 #SWC300

    www.southwestcoastal300.com

    Heading west from the south we are mid-day between Gatehouse of Fleet and Carsluith. As you drive by the large caravan park called”Auchenlarie”, slow down, we are five minutes along the road on your left signed “Carsluith Castle”.

    From the west/north, heading east, go past Creetown, past Carsluith village, and watch for the castle on your right.

    For Google Maps and Satnav ur postcode is DG87DY

    You can call us on 01671 820476

     

     
     
  • 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 Liqueurs, 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.

     

     
     
  • 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.

     
     
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