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Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve

 
Wildlife and Bird Watching
Wigtown

Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest LNR in Britain.

The estuary, with large areas of salt marsh and mudflats is vitally important for many of the species that live there, especially for salt tolerant plants and wintering wildfowl.

The reserve is a popular venue for a range of recreational activities including angling and bird watching. Many species are to be seen including thousands of wild geese wintering on the salt marshes.

 

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Wigtown
DG8 9JH

07785 420109

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Wigtown
DG8 9JH

Woodpecker Cottage

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Couthie Brae Holidays

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The Haven, Bladnoch

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Castlewigg Holiday Park

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Wigwam Holidays Wigtown

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The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Wake up with the cows and sheep grazing quietly in the adjacent field. Find out more

Fordbank House

Wigtown
An elegant and comfortable place to stay and relax, where guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast to set them up for exploring the local area. Find out more

Craigmount Bed and Breakfast

Wigtown
a 19th Century Listed Manse offering Bed & Breakfast in Scotland’s National Book Town Find out more

Craiglemine Cottage Caravan

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Beltie Flat

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In a peaceful position close to the gardens at the centre of historic Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. Find out more

Courtyard Holiday Cottages

Wigtown
With its numerous second hand book shops, choice of cafes and restaurants and a selection of delightful craft/antique shops, there's plenty for you to enjoy. Find out more

Southfield, Wigtown

Wigtown
Stay in the heart of Scotland's Natonal book Town within the UNESCO Galloway Biosphere, near Dark Skies Park and experience the wonders of Galloway. Get away to Galloway with family and friends. Find out more

Craiglemine Cottage B and B

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The cottage with its peaceful atmosphere is a wonderful place to unwind for a short break or longer holiday. Find out more

Discover Scotland; Self Catering Cottages Ltd

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Whether you are looking for an active holiday or just want to laze on the beach, mountain scenery, islands, lochs and a host of activities are there on your doorstep. Find out more

Ninian’s Landing

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Holiday apartment by the sea in the Isle of Whithorn, South West Scotland. Perfect for couples or single travellers and dogs are welcome. Spectacular coastal location. Find out more

RSPB Crook of Baldoon Nature Reserve

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The Crook of Baldoon is a coastal reserve of 196 hectares lying within Wigtown Bay. Find out more

David Inglis and Son

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David Inglis & Son was established in 1964 by David Inglis Senior. Find out more

Ronald Rae Sculpture Exhibition

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This is an outdoor exhibition on a derelict industrial site.The sculptor felt that art can be enjoyed anywhere, by everyone, including children Find out more

Wigtown and Bladnoch Golf Club

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Wigtown & Bladnoch Golf Club a pleasant 9 hole course that offers a good test of golf to players of all abilities. Find out more

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Galloway Cycling Holidays

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Newton Stewart Walking Festival

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Sorbie Tower

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South West Coastal 300 #SWC300

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Wigtown Book Festival

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Elmlea Plants

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The Swallow Theatre

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. He founded his centre of operations and what was to become his shrine at Whithorn, in the legendary Candida Casa, hwit ærn or White House. Find out more

Bruntis Loch @ Kirroughtree -Galloway Forest Park

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Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve

Wigtown
The reserve is a popular venue for a range of recreational activities including angling and bird watching. Find out more

Kirkdale Water Driven Sawmill

Newton Stewart
Currently probably the only working water-powered sawmill in Scotland. Find out more

Rigg Bay to Cruggleton Coastal Walk

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There are many routes through the old gardens down to the shore. In spring time the rhodedendrons are a magnificent sight Find out more

Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust

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The Cree Valley in the South-West of Scotland contains remnants of the former extensive ancient broadleaf woodlands. Find out more

Galloway International Dark Sky Park

Newton Stewart
Really dark skies mean that over 7000 stars and planets are visible to the naked eye Find out more

Newton Stewart Golf Club

Newton Stewart
The club is renowned for its hospitality and visitors can expect a warm welcome at any time with facilities to cater for singles or groups. Find out more

John D Owen and Son

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In a fast-moving world, some things never change. Our values, for example. Our customers, including visitors who have called in to our shop whilst on holiday in the area, know what we mean. Find out more

Bladnoch Distillery

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Welcome to Bladnoch Distillery. Our 202 year-old distillery has opened its doors once again. Find out more

Galloway Forest Park

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Anytime is a great time to visit The Galloway Forest Park has everything you need for a great day out, whatever the time of year. Find out more

Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery

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4.5 acre fly fishing lochan situated amongst magnificent scenery in the shadow of Cairnsmore of Fleet, Newton Stewart Find out more

Crafty Distillery Tours & Shop

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You’ll get to enjoy our smooth & vibrant Hills & Harbour Gin, our fruity Smokey & Citrus Distilled Cocktail and our silky smooth limited edition Galloway Vodka all while enjoying the amazing views Find out more

Creetown Gem Rock Museum

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Would you like to see a 4.5 billion year old, three kilogram meteorite; or the fossilised egg and dung of a dinosaur? Then the Creeto Find out more

Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe

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Wigtown Summer Street Market

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Locally made craft makes and pictures. Books, clothing and charity and local organisations stalls. Find out more

Galloway International Dark Sky Park

Newton Stewart
Really dark skies mean that over 7000 stars and planets are visible to the naked eye Find out more

Galloway Farmhouse Cheese and From Ewe to You

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where Galloway Farmhouse Cheese have been producing our range of award winning cheeses for over 30 years.Our range includes cheeses made from our organic dairy cows also ewes milk and goat Find out more

Newton Stewart Golf Club

Newton Stewart
The club is renowned for its hospitality and visitors can expect a warm welcome at any time with facilities to cater for singles or groups. Find out more

Gather

Gatehouse of Fleet
Where good food and good views nourish the soul Gather, a glass fronted Bistro in a stunning setting Find out more

John D Owen and Son

Newton Stewart
In a fast-moving world, some things never change. Our values, for example. Our customers, including visitors who have called in to our shop whilst on holiday in the area, know what we mean. Find out more

Bladnoch Distillery

Wigtown
Welcome to Bladnoch Distillery. Our 202 year-old distillery has opened its doors once again. Find out more

The View

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This is where you can find The View, a coffee shop and cafe. Also a gift shop plus licensed bar. With the most amazing views as the name would suggest! Find out more

The Riverbank Cafe

Newton Stewart
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. Find out more

Galloway Forest Park

Newton Stewart
Anytime is a great time to visit The Galloway Forest Park has everything you need for a great day out, whatever the time of year. Find out more

Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery

Creetown
4.5 acre fly fishing lochan situated amongst magnificent scenery in the shadow of Cairnsmore of Fleet, Newton Stewart Find out more

Harrisons Coffee House and Beltie Books

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Crafty Distillery Tours & Shop

Newton Stewart
You’ll get to enjoy our smooth & vibrant Hills & Harbour Gin, our fruity Smokey & Citrus Distilled Cocktail and our silky smooth limited edition Galloway Vodka all while enjoying the amazing views Find out more

Creetown Gem Rock Museum

Creetown
Would you like to see a 4.5 billion year old, three kilogram meteorite; or the fossilised egg and dung of a dinosaur? Then the Creeto Find out more

The Pheasant

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Customers can relax in the lounge with log fire, enjoy a casual lunch or pre-dinner drink before going to their table in the modern rustic dining room.   Find out more

Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe

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

Wigtown Summer Street Market

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Locally made craft makes and pictures. Books, clothing and charity and local organisations stalls. Find out more
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