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Mull of Galloway Experience

Stranraer
 
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Mull of Galloway Experience
Mull of Galloway
Drummore
Stranraer
DG9 9HP


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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 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 season on Saturday 8th April 2017 until Sunday 22nd October 2017. Please check the calendar on the website for the days of opening. Every Sunday between 1pm and 2pm throughout the season the Kelvin Diesel Engines that used to power the Fog Horn will be switched on.

Opening times are 10am until 4pm with last entry to the top of the Lighthouse Tower at 3.30pm.

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 2017

Admission charges: Lighthouse Exhibition – £2.50 for adults and £1.00 for children under 14.
Lighthouse Tower – £2.50 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– £4.00 for adults and £1.50 for children under 14.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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