Dalmellington | East Ayrshire
As you enter Dalmellington, the sign says “A Village in the Stars”. The village is at the edge of Galloway Forest Park, famed for its dark skies.
The view of the village from a distance is dominated by the high tower of The Kirk of the Covenant. The building dates back to 1846 and commemorated the Covenanters who lived and died there. The red door of the church symbolises the blood spilled. The Water of Muck flows through Dalmellington and joins the famous River Doon a few miles downstream.
The village makes a great base for exploring the stunning scenery of Galloway Forest Park. It is only a few miles to Loch Doon, home to the spectacular ruins of Loch Doon Castle, which is thought to have been built in the 1200’s by either King Robert the Bruce or his father.
There are many walks to be done in the stunning countryside surrounding Dalmellington including a circuit of Loch Doon for the really fit. A sign in the village centre displays several options.
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