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The Stewartry Museum

The Stewartry Museum

 

The Stewartry Museum was founded in 1879, and first occupied part of the Kirkcudbright Town Hall. As the collection grew, the present purpose-built museum was planned and opened in 1893. The Museum has an old-world charm and exhibits a wealth of objects relating to the area known as The Stewartry, or Kirkcudbrightshire. The Stewartry Museum holds an impressive local history library and archive collection relating to the Stewartry and an extensive photographic archive. All of these resources can be accessed when visiting the Museum. Prints of the photographic archive can be supplied. For those unable to visit the museum in person a postal research service is also available for a small fee. A temporary exhibitions programme and a selection of children’s trails run throughout the year. Special event days take place during the holidays. For more details see our exhibition programme.

Accessibility: The ground floor is accessible via the front door with the use of a ramp which can be requested from staff. The ground floor to the museum is level. Access to the first floor is by a steep staircase. A single narrow, public toilet is available. Accessible toilets are available in the nearby Kirkcudbright Galleries.

Kirkcudbright Galleries

 

Visit our nationally important art collection and learn the story of the Kirkcudbright ‘Art Colony’ through an audio-visual show “The Artists’ Town” and a permanent display of some of the best Kirkcudbright paintings in our collection. The complete redevelopment of the 19th century Town Hall is now home to an art gallery, which retains the Kirkcudbright Artists’ Collection, of recognised national significance, on permanent display. The exhibition includes works by artists such as John Faed, Robert Sivell, Edward Atkinson Hornel, Jessie Marion King and Samuel John Peploe.

Entry is free but please book timed visit in advance to ensure that we can manage numbers and maintain physical distancing. If you are unable to book online, please call The Midsteeple Box Office on 01387 253383 during opening hours (Tues – Sat, 10am – 1pm) and we will complete a booking for you over the phone. If you arrive without booking a timed entry we will be happy to welcome you if the gallery has capacity. If it is busy you may have to wait outside or come back at another time.

Accessibility

Our gallery is fully accessible. There is lift access to all floors, wheelchair loan and assistance dogs are welcome. There is no designated parking spaces outside but there are usually parking spaces available nearby. There is level access to the ground floor main hall displays, men’s toilets are located on the ground floor, while ladies and disabled access toilets are located on the first floor foyer. Please note, the glass doors for access to exhibition spaces are quite heavy if travelling alone, please speak to a member of our team who will provide information and assistance during your visit.

Station House Cookery School

Station House Cookery School is a unique experience in Dumfries and Galloway.  Developed in the beautiful train station buildings in the picturesque fishing town of Kirkcudbright, Nick and the team offer a wide range of cookery classes for all ages and tastes delivered by passionate and knowledgeable tutors.  There’s a great focus on supporting local producers and all ingredients are sourced as ethically as possible.

Station House Cookery School. Cookery Classes and Courses for adults and children.

Cookery Demonstrations, Half Days, Full Days, One Week and Two Week Cookery Courses.

Or why not have your own bespoke class?

Brambles Delicatessen

 

Brambles Delicatessen, Kirkcudbright where you will find an amazing range of Fine foods, Cheese, Local Produce,
Crackers, oatcakes, chutneys, relishes, meze and bruschetta toppings. Local jams, marmalades, curds, syrups and honey.
In any given week, there are more than 40 artisan cheeses to choose from. The Brambles’ cheese of the month showcases individual cheeses and we offer tastings before you buy.
World Foods including gluten free and fair trade.
Brambles fresh bakes: baguettes, sweet and savoury.
Hand painted Spanish ceramics, Recycled Glass, gifts and bespoke hampers
   

Kirkcudbright Galleries Cafe

Kirkcudbright Galleries Cafe offers a light, varied menu using fresh local produce, situated on the first floor of the gallery, overlooking St Cuthbert’s church and flooded in natural light to create a most relaxing, modern cafe environment.

Serving the leading Italian coffee “Segafredo” alongside Edinburgh’s famous tea merchant Brodies. The visit to the cafe is an essential point of your tour of Kirkcudbright Galleries.

 

Lovely hot soup on a cold, wet and blustery day

Kirkcudbright Golf Club

 

Founded in 1893, Kirkcudbright Golf Club is conveniently located on the southern edge of the beautiful and historic town of Kirkcudbright, an hour’s drive from the M6/74 corridor to the east and Stranraer and the Irish Sea ferries to the west.

A warm welcome awaits all visitors, both individuals and groups, and we invite you to enjoy a fine test of golf and then to relax in our clubhouse and sample our catering or bar delights. Visitors are welcome every day and should your requirements clash with our events please call, as we will try our best to fit you in.

Panoramic views of the Galloway Hills and the Dee Estuary add romance charm and inspiration to a refreshing and challenging round of golf on this excellent quality 18-hole, par 69 (ladies 72), parkland course. Here accuracy and skill outweigh the power of a big-hitter.

Selkirk Arms Hotel

 

“Our food – fresh, local, traditional and modern, Scottish Mediterranean with a twist.”

RYAN MILLAR – HEAD CHEF

 

Open daily to non residents for coffee, lunch and dinner.

https://www.selkirkarmshotel.co.uk/menu-main-index

A great selection of real ales, malt whiskies complemented by a stunning wine list.

Superb food using the freshest locally sourced ingredients,cooked by Head Chef Ryan Millar

 

     

WITH NEW SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WE WILL OPERATE WITHIN THE GUIDLINES AND YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING COME FIRST.

PLEASE REST ASSURED THAT WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO MAKE SURE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND SAFE WHILST VISITING THE SELKIRK ARMS HOTEL.

WE WOULD APPRECIATE GUESTS TO BOOK THEIR TABLE IN ADVANCE

PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT RESERVE TABLES IN THE GARDEN

 

Galloway Cycling Holidays

 

Welcome to the best cycling holidays in Scotland – Winner of  Visit Scotland’s Thistle Awards for Best Outdoor / Activity company 2019/2020 in the West.

We specialise in guided and self-guided cycling holidays in the South West of Scotland. We also offer bike hire of quality bicycles (hybrid, road, gravel and eBikes) for day rides. 

Explore the beauty of Galloway and our UNESCO Biosphere during a long weekend or book a longer tour. There are no set start dates. We can arrange the accommodation and will move your luggage. Come as a group, a club, a couple, or just by yourself. We customise your holidays to your fitness level and interests.

We have a large portfolio of amazing cycling routes for every type of cycling – always on beautifully quiet roads and tracks.

If you like gravel biking and off-road cycling – Galloway Forest Park is one of the best playgrounds anywhere in the world. 

Discover Galloway and the path less pedalled the sustainable way.

For more service details, inspiring routes and lovely images of Galloway head to our website: www.gallowaycycling.com .

Barrhill Woods Bed and Breakfast

 

This new Bed and breakfast, located in the delightful harbour town on the River Dee, Kirkcudbright is a gem in Dumfries and Galloway, is ideal for a quiet, relaxing stay.
Do you love walking, cycling, fishing, golf, art, photography and stunning scenery?  Visiting Dumfries and Galloway, and more importantly, using Kirkcudbright as a base to explore is a great choice.   With its range of independent shops and many galleries Kirkcudbright (pronounced Kur-coo-bree) is also known as the Artists Town.
Barrhill Woods B&B is located in an elevated position above the town just beneath Barrhill Woods. There is just a short walk into the town to sample the delights it has to offer.
If wildlife, art and photography is your interest, look no further.  The woods, which are just a minute or two’s walk away, has a wildlife hide that is easy, and free, to access.  There is an abundance of birds and plenty of red squirrels, so it should be possible to take some delightful images.
Alternatively for the writers and creative types, relaxing in my B&B should inspire.
If you have mobility challenges, the access is via a ramp.  All facilities are on one level.  The private bathroom to Bedroom One has a door into the bath, a winch strap within, plus a powerful over head shower.  There is also a deployable handle by the standard height toilet.
To aid a restful nights sleep the bedding in all the rooms is luxurious Egyptian Cotton.  The location is also peaceful and quiet.
To start your day, indulge in a 5 course breakfast. With fruit juice, fresh fruit salad, cereal, yoghurt and a full cooked English or Scottish breakfast the choice is yours.
To see the full list of events that, and there are plenty, which are hosted in Kirkcudbright check out the local website www.kirkcudbright.town.
I look forward to welcoming you.

Ross Bay Retreat

 

Our quartet of self catering holiday cottage business that was set up alongside the working farm at Ross Bay back in 2014.
It was initially established with our 2 bedroom self catering ‘Creel Cottage’ in 2014 (sleeps 4),
then followed by the 3 bedroom ‘Dairy House’ in 2015(sleeps 5),
 ‘The Old Cheeseloft’, a 3 bedroom cottage was fully converted in 2016 (sleeps 5)
and finally ‘Byre By The Sea’ was completed in 2019, offering two bedrooms (sleeps 4).
All our cottages have been refurbished to a very high standard and offer lovely views across the bay, they are all pet friendly and provide wood burning stoves for guests within a very comfortable home from home setting.
Our 500 acre working farm has breeding cattle herd and a breeding sheep flock. We grow cereals in Yorkshire to bring up here for winter feed and straw for bedding. There is a Biomass boiler system servicing all cottages which was installed in 2014. We have been increasing biodiversity here at Ross Bay with wildflower seeds / areas, and cleaning out / reinstating the old dam during the summer of 2019.
We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised as a Scottish Thistle Award Regional Final Winner for 2019/2020, a massive thank you to all our lovely guests we have had staying with us over the last five years for their reviews and support.
For more information, prices and availability please visit our website at https://rossbayretreat.com/
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Senwick Hideaways

The Secret Studio

Now taking Bookings for 2021 from £122 per night 

Senwick hideaways is our latest venture on the farm and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you!

Our luxury bothy,’The Secret Studio’, nestled against the beautiful bluebell wood of Senwick and set on the banks of our wee lochan. Here you can relax in the peaceful surroundings of the beautiful Galloway countryside on our traditional livestock farm and alpaca trekking centre.  Using sustainable building materials and solar powered electric we have worked with our architects to create a sustainable space which sits as one within its natural surroundings.  The studio has been designed to reflect our belief in working with nature but this does not mean that you have to compromise on the little luxuries! Curl up in from of our cosy log burner, enjoy a relaxing bath with its own private window onto the lochan or lie in our spacious custom made bed watching the stars through the secret sky light! Every detail has been thought of to make this a unique and exciting place to stay!

A bath with a view!

 

Unique to the area The Secret Studio includes a dedicated studio space (from which its name is derived) perfect for expression in arts, music and writing. Nearby Kirkcudbright is renowned as the ‘artists town’ what better place than this to ‘draw’ inspiration for your artistic endeavours?

Get creative in the studio space

Woodland and beach walks are but a stride away from your front door, within Senwick Wood, (walking boots recommended), hidden beaches, coves and caves are doted along our immediate coastline with hundreds more waiting to be explored along the solway coast!

Uniquely you can also join us for an alpaca trek on our farm to experience the wonder and warmth of our adorable alpacas first hand as you lead them through our beautiful countryside getting to know our curious and friendly alpacas as you go!

 

When the day draws to an end we experience the most glorious sunsets, followed by the inky skies located as we are, on the edge of the Dark Sky Park.

Reconnect with nature: The Secret Studio is located in a peaceful spot on the farm, a short walk away from the carpark space, you will need to bring wellies or boots and a torch for getting back after sunset!

These boots were made for walking…

Relax: The bathroom includes a flushing toilet, sink and a luxurious slipper  bath with views out to the lochan. All bed linen and towels are provided, along with blankets to snuggle into for colder days.

Switch-Off: There is NO Wi-Fi, mobile signal/4G depends on your carrier, but it is a better idea is to tell your colleagues that you are out of range and enjoy a digital detox– its good for your soul! Better than that we have is books, cards, games, and a radio to keep you entertained.

Coorie in and light the burner

Warm and Cosy: Fire up the wood burner, curl up on our lurvvve seat or get rocking on the rocker!  A basket full of logs and firelighters (for the less accomplished caveman is provided).

 

 

Cooking up a Storm: There is a small gas stove with kettle, caffetiere, expresso maker (if you need your morning shot!)  along with complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate and milk. We have a small fridge powered by our solar panels.  All the cooking utensils, pots and pans you would expect are  provided along with all dining equipment.. We are on mains water which being in Scotland is of course safe for drinking!

Cook up a storm in the kitchen

Lights Camera Action: USB charging sockets are provided that will power up any small devices that you might need via the solar panels along with low voltage lighting. If you have other essential equipment that needs charging we can arrange to do that for you off the mains supply at the farm. There are no mains plugs in the studio.

Sorry no pets as we are a working farm, please ask for details of local kennels who can accommodate your pets if needed.

Babies are welcome by arrangement and a travel cot can be provided.

Breakfast hampers, chocolate hampers, BBQ packs and a Cheese board are all available on request made up using the finest local Scottish produce, some of which were produced on the farm itself!

 

Please email us today to discus availability  for 2021-22.

Contact: nicolasanderson2012@gmail.com

 

Broughton House and Garden

 

 

Broughton House and Garden home of painter E.A. Hornel (a ‘Glasgow Boy’) from 1901 until 1933, and his sister Tizzy until her death in 1950. The house holds Hornel’s pictures, vast collection of artefacts and furniture. An extensive garden with all year interest. Research facility.

 

Right in the heart of Kirkcudbright, a pretty artists’ colony on the Solway Firth, this 18th-century Georgian house is the former home of Scottish painter E A Hornel, one of the Glasgow Boys.
Painstakingly preserved and recreated, Broughton House is  a living museum of Hornel’s life and work, packed to the rafters with his paintings and those of his contemporaries, as well as his vast library, which includes one of the world’s biggest collections of works by Robert Burns.
Nestled behind the house, backing on to the River Dee, is Hornel’s beautiful garden. Greatly influenced by his love of Japan, it’s a curious and colourful mixture of Eastern and Western horticulture and sculpture that is a delight to explore.

See website for opening times.

There are 23 golf clubs that are members of the South of Scotland Golfers Association. Courses range from wee 9 hole courses in the picturesque Galloway hills to magnificent 18 hole links round the extensive coastline. Green fees range from as little as little as £10 in winter up to £60 for Southerness. Great value is to be had on courses to suit all tastes and abilities.

Visit South of Scotland Golf for a comprehensive details of all courses at www.southofscotlandgolf.com

Cafe, Crafts, Gifts & Haberdashery

This delightful cafe, craft and gift shop is set in a beautifully converted church in the heart of the High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet.

The Crafty Crow offers a wide selection of delicious home-cooked vegetarian and vegan food, craft-your-own pizza, award winning teas, fairtrade and organic coffee.

For your sweet tooth, you will also find a wonderful selection of delicious cakes , sweets and smoothies. 

Whats more, all our food and drink is available to eat-in or takeaway! To view our current menu, and opening hours, please click here

Be sure to stop by to check out our delicious daily specials!  

Alongside this lovely cafe sits our emporium of crafts, gifts and haberdashery – there’s something for everyone: jewellery, locally images and art, greetings, games, fabrics, yarn, clothing, incense and more…

We also run a wide range of craft courses available for you to learn a new craft or hone your crafting skills – for more information, please check out our website: https://www.thecraftycrow.co.uk

Seating available inside and outside, cyclists and dog friendly, owners Kerry & Billy look forward to welcoming you to Gatehouse of Fleet.

Masonic Arms

 

Welcome to The Masonic Arms

At the Masonic Arms we offer a wide range of draught beer, wines, spirits and not to mention over 260 gins! With a great emphasis on Scottish gin.  We have a passion for serving quality gin and tonic, all our gins are served in a large “Coppa” style balloon glass,  filled with ice and served with a variety of fresh garnishes and whichever tonic compliments the selected gin. You may not be a gin drinker but you may leave simply converted!  Scottish License Trade News Gin bar of the year finalist 2018.

Comprising of two bars the traditional public bar at the front, followed by a comfortable lounge bar at the back. There is even a beer garden at the back of the building making sure the smokers are comfortable too. We offer a pool table and all the traditional pub games of dominoes, cribbage and chess – all you need to do is ask!

The Masonic arms is currently listed in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide which is also a good way of planning a trip to the area too.

 

The Garret Restaurant and Cafe Bar

 

The Garret Restaurant and 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!

All food in The Garret restaurant is sourced locally, where possible. We are keen to support nearby farmers and producers, the town butcher (Hall’s) and the town’s bakery (Paul Jones). We are passionate about ensuring our customers are provided with fresh, quality produce with excellent customer service from friendly and helpful staff.

Our beer garden offers a wide range of informal dining options.

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/

 

The Garret

 

Set in the lively fishing port, and ‘Artists Town’ Kirkcudbright, The Garret is a charming Georgian townhouse on the historic High Street.

 

The Garret is a small family-run hotel with a cafe-bar, restaurant and 8 en-suite bedrooms.  We attract independent travellers who enjoy the friendly welcome and relaxed environment.

The hotel accommodation is over the first and second floors, comprising Single, Family, Double and Twin rooms.

Each room has been decorated to a high standard with individual art-work and quirky vintage touches.

A TV, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer and shaver point are provided as well as excellent free WiFi throughout and USB points, as well as standard, charging points.

The mattresses have been chosen to ensure your comfort.  The duvets and pillows are feather and down (there are additional pillows for relaxation) and the bedding luxurious Egyptian cotton.  Please let us know if you have any allergies or special requirements that we can help with.

The first-floor rooms all have working shutters, which are the traditional way to get the room really dark, for the best night’s sleep.

The en-suite shower rooms have extra large fluffy towels and we provide hand-wash and shower-gel for your convenience.

We have a comprehensive Green Policy which includes supporting local producers and reducing waste.

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Cally Gardens and Specialist Plant Centre is a treasure trove of exotic and rare hardy plants gathered from around the Globe. The towering 18th century walls of what was once the kitchen and pleasure garden for Cally Palace now provide shelter to 1000’s of rare and exotic plants. This Garden is a must for any plant collector and the Specialist Plant Centre is bursting with rare and unique plants cultivated by the acclaimed nurseryman Kevin Hughes.

The Gardens are open Thursday through to Sunday, 10am – 5pm from 1st March – 31st October.

Garden Admission £5.00:  Children free.

Nursery is free to visit.

 

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 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.

BAYTREE HOUSE

Quality en suite accommodation in the historic heart of Kirkcudbright

Set in the historic High Street of Kirkcudbright, Baytree Guest House is a unique property: a very attractive and spacious Georgian townhouse tastefully decorated throughout yet retaining most of the original features, such as its sweeping staircase with wrought-iron banister, high ceilings and sash and case windows. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the house.

The house has 4 en suite bedrooms: two double and two twin, one on the ground floor. All rooms are equipped with a TV and tea/coffee making facilities and bathrooms have a shampoo/shower gel and hand soap as well as white fluffy towels – 2 bath sheets, 1 hand towel and a towelling bath mat.

The ground floor also has a bright and spacious dining room/guest lounge that overlooks the garden, with comfortable soft furnishings, large Smart TV and Nintento Wii-U Games console and balance board as well as a laptop and printer for guests’ use free of charge.  Guests can make themselves comfortable and make use of the glasses, crockery and cutlery in the dining room for their own food and beverages and also enjoy a self-service continental breakfast in the mornings.

Breakfast is from 8am to 10am, with early breakfasts available by special arrangement. The breakfast selection includes cereals, warm croissants, porridge, fresh fruit, toast, prunes, yogurt, cheeses, oatcakes, raisins, tea, coffee, and orange juice.  Toast is served to order and an optional cooked breakfast or breakfast baps can be ordered for a small fee.

The Self-catering Garden Studio is converted from the old stables of the 18th Century house.  It has its own private entrance down Palmers Close to the side of Baytree House as well as its own little garden and conservatory.  It is a studio apartment that sleeps two in a double bed. It has a kitchenette and en suite shower room with a spacious walk-in shower. Wi-Fi, bedding, linen and towels are included in the rate, there are no hidden costs. Self-catering guests can opt to have a cooked breakfast or breakfast baps delivered to their own table for a small fee.

https://www.baytreekirkcudbright.co.uk/

A Warm Welcome Awaits.
Geraldine and Joe, the owners and welcoming hosts, will do all they can to ensure your stay at Baytree House is as pleasant and welcoming as possible, their motto being: ‘Your Delight is our Priority’.

The Crown and Anchor Bed and Breakfast and Tearooms, was the local pub in the small village of Dundrennan, the building has been completely renovated to a very high standard, whilst retaining as many of its original features as possible.

We are situated on the A711, Solway coast road between Dalbeattie and Kirkcudbright, opposite the old Cistercian Abbey in the small rural village of Dundrennan. Nestled amid some of the most beautifully stunning countryside.

 

Our rooms have been furnished and decorated to a very high standard. We can provide either a kingsize bed or twin beds, which ever our guests prefer.

Both rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen TV’s with a built in DVD player.

Both rooms are en suite with large showers, over mirror lights with electric shaving points and complimentary toiletries.
Secure parking for bicycles
B and B rooms open all year round.

Tearooms

We are also a small, family run cafe which is very popular with locals and tourists alike. We offer a varied menu that we hope has something for everyone to enjoy. Our cakes are all homemade, we try to source all of the produce on our menu locally.
The cafe is cosy with stunning views over Fagra Hill, and Dundrennan Abbey. We have a small parking area next to the tearooms. Although we only allow assistance dogs inside the tearooms, we have an outdoor eating area for our dog walking friends.

COMING SOON

Fludha Luxury Self Catering, Kirkcudbright

         

 

Fludha stands in 2 acres of landscaped gardens in a prestige position overlooking the River Dee, Kirkcudbright Town and Galloway Hills beyond.

Widely and rightly known as “The Artists Town”  Kirkcudbright is a vibrant small town which owe’s its existance to its position on the river Dee estuary.  Here a sheltered fishing port has existed, possibly for thousands of years.  Today Kirkcudbrigh is still home to a small fleet of fishing vessels which for the most part bring in scallops.  The town has numerous historical attractions,museums and art galleries/ craft shops.  In addition Kirkcudbright has a thriving program of “Summer Festivities”

 

 

 

 

The Wee Pottery – Kirkcudbright

 

The Wee Pottery – Kirkcudbright is a new paint it yourself studio based at the Johnston Centre in Kirkcudbright.

The studio can seat up to 16 people and is ideal for children’s parties, groups, get togethers or simply to drop by and paint something unique as a keepsake or a gift to give to someone else.

There is a studio fee of £3 (including non painters) and all the pottery is individually priced. Help yourself to free tea and coffee, and we will serve you a sweet treat while you paint.

Ceramic Painting

Choose a piece of blank pottery from our large selection, paint and decorate your piece using stamps, sponges, shape tools and much much more! Take a look at our ideas book before choosing your brushes, tools and colours. It takes up to two hours to paint your pottery, and for groups we provide free tea, coffee and home baking. When you have completed your piece of pottery leave it with us to be glazed, and fired in the kiln ready for collection in 4 days time. If you’re not able to collect, we may be able to deliver locally, or we can arrange to post your pottery direct to your chosen address.

If you are in a rush or would just prefer to take something away on the day there are certain pieces of pottery such as figurines and money boxes that can be painted using acrylic paint allowing you to take it away as soon as it is dry. Please note that anything painted in acrylic paint is NOT food and dishwasher safe.

Clay Hand and Foot Prints (and Paw Prints too…)

Imprints provide a wonderful keepsake to be treasured for years to come. We take an original impression of your baby or child’s hand and/or foot print in soft clay. After the imprint has been taken it needs to be left to dry out naturally taking up to two weeks before being fired in the kiln for the first time. It is then painted, glazed and re-fired in the kiln ready for collection. We can also take imprints of your dog’s paws. The total time from taking the imprint to collection is around 4 weeks. Prices start from £15, with options to have your imprint framed.

Parties

The Wee Pottery is the perfect venue for children’s birthday parties. Come along to do some painting, we will decorate the studio for you to enjoy a painting party! Different party packages are available depending on your requirements.  Prices start from £10 per person with a minimum of 8 children.

Each child will choose a piece of blank pottery from our large selection, paint and decorate their chosen piece using stamps, sponges, shape tools and much much more! The completed pieces of pottery are left with us to be glazed, and fired in the kiln ready for collection in 4 days time. If you prefer to take something away on the day there are certain pieces of pottery such as figurines and money boxes that can be painted using acrylic paint allowing you to take it away as soon as it is dry. Please note that anything painted in acrylic paint is NOT food and dishwasher safe.

Free Parking

The Gallery at Laurieston

 

The Gallery at Laurieston is the home of award-winning landscape and fine art photographer Phil McMenemy. Open every Sunday 10.00am – 17.00pm and at all other other times for a private viewing and a cuppa by phoning 01644 450235

 

In June 2015 the new, larger Gallery at Laurieston opened in what was the old village Inn. This followed seven successful years in the smaller, ‘old’ gallery.

The new, larger space offers options and is a more fit for purpose gallery space.

Hosting other artists, providing a great space to host talks and workshops and a space that folk can hold meetings.

The primary goal of the gallery is for it to become an established venue of high quality art.
A rotating seasonal calendar of art from the best artists the region and Scotland can put together.
The gallery will continue to be the main showcase of owner Phil McMenemy’s work – Phil is entering his tenth year as an artist and his work continues to be well-received and goes from strength to strength.

The gallery is open most days during the week, by appointment by contacting Phil on 01644 45023501644 450235 and every Sunday throughout the year.

Phil and family welcome you to come browse  and enjoy the new venue – tea, coffee and cake is often available – a warm welcome is always available!

Situated and located in the heart of the Stewartry region of Galloway, between Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet and New Galloway, and amongst the most wonderful and peaceful of rural settings the Gallery is well-placed!

Discover Scotland is the largest independent holiday letting agency in South West Scotland, with a portfolio of more than 200 cottages, built up since 1982. We have a wonderful variety of properties on offer, whether you’re looking for a coastal holiday, city break or true wilderness experience. With properties accommodating parties of 2 up to 26 there really is something for everyone, including the dog!

Our aim is to ensure that holidaymakers receive a warm welcome and an everlasting holiday experience, ensuring visitors return time and again. We are always pleased to hear from holidaymakers before, during and after their holidays. Feel free to email, call or Facebook us, we’re open 7 days a week from 8.30am until 5pm. Or why not pop into our centrally located Castle Douglas office when passing by!

MacLellan’s Castle

This site is closed until Spring 2021.

This site is closed until Spring 2021. Historic Scotland are working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out more about reopening plans:

https://www.historicenvironment.scot/our-reopening-plans-and-covid-19-response

 

Explore the impressive residence of a powerful family in the heart of Kirkcudbright and the vaulted ground floor rooms in which their servants once worked. Look for the laird’s lug, a spy hole in the great hall through which the lord could eavesdrop on his guests.

Admission

Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
Adult: £6.00
Child aged 5–15: £3.60
Child under 5: FREE
Concession: £4.80

 

Dundrennan Abbey

This site is closed until Spring 2021.

Historic Scotland are working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out more about reopening plans:

https://www.historicenvironment.scot/our-reopening-plans-and-covid-19-response.

Enjoy the peace of this beautiful Gothic abbey set in tree-fringed pastures where Mary Queen of Scots spent her last hours in Scotland.

This was the major abbey of the Cistercian order, which was founded on austere principles but became very wealthy from farming – especially sheep farming. The abbey’s surviving
stonework includes beautiful carvings.

Admission

Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
Adult: £6.00
Child aged 5–15: £3.60
Child under 5: FREE
Concession: £4.80
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Yellow Door – Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Yellow Door Holiday Cottage is a pet friendly self-catering cosy retreat.  It stands on the same cobbled wynd on which stained-glass artist EA Taylor and his wife, illustrator Jessie M King used to live.

Kirkcudbright is known as ‘The Artists Town’ having hosted generations of painters, craft makers and artisans and this culture is still thriving today. Throughout the year, Kirkcudbright has many wonderful festivals and events.

Yellow Door holiday cottage sleeps four.  Has its own patio garden area at the bottom of the close. Also has access to shared larger garden area with lots of artistic touches as is the nature of the property.

The Yellow Door is a lovingly restored holiday cottage.  Located in the oldest part of Kirkcudbright, in the Greengate Close which runs off the High Street. Along with the four other houses on this close, all properties benefit from a good degree of privacy and a peaceful location.  At the same time, Yellow Door is central and convenient for the amenities of the bustling beautiful harbour town of Kirkcudbright.

Yellow Door has a tiled Sitting Room with a wood-burning stove in the wonderful original fire place.  The sitting room leads onto a modern Kitchen diner and includes induction hob & dishwasher.

Two bedrooms, first the master bedroom with king sized double bed in bright room with smart TV and en-suite bath & shower. Secondly, the twin Bedroom on top floor with TV and built in DVD and en-suite shower room.

Small Dogs are welcome.

This is a 300 year old property with its original beams and the room dimensions are therefore commensurate with a cottage of this era. Free parking is available on the street outside.

 

Argrennan Lodge is situated just inside the main entrance of the Argrennan Manor House estate, and offers accommodation for up to 4 people. The two upstairs bedrooms are furnished with mahogany cabinets and beautiful antique style single sleigh beds which offer unrivaled comfort to guests. The upstairs rooms are cosy, with white walls which contrast against the dark wood of the apex ceiling. The lodge is cool in summer and snug in the winter, with central heating and a wood burner for extra comfort.

Argrennan Cottage is situated within a horseshoe farmstead to the rear of the estate. This tradition whitewash cottage has 3 bedroom made up of a double and 2 twin rooms. It is all on one level with a large living space and kitchen, shower room, and private rear garden.

Argrennan offers the perfect holiday accommodation from which to discover the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway countryside and makes a perfect midway stop when traveling to the highlands from the South or to the ferry at Cairnryan.

Enjoy the privately owned Argrennan estate and its many features, including a stunning walled garden. Take advantage of the 9 hole golf course, or the 3 miles of fishing beat on a stunning part of the River Dee, offering idyllic Salmon and Trout fishing from March through October.

Solway View Holidays is an award winning Eco-friendly, family run campsite located with great views over the estuary of the River Dee & into the Solway Firth. We offer an ideal destination for individuals, couples, small well behaved groups & families to enjoy a wonderful Wigwam, Camping and Caravan holiday.

Solway View Holidays is within Balmangan Farm and you can enjoy the wide open space and feel free to explore.

We welcome Campervans, Caravans, Folding Campers and Tents. All our pitches are very spacious. EHU and hard-standing is available. A picnic bench is provided on each pitch and Campfires are very much allowed and enjoyed.

We have five Wooden Wigwam Camping pods available to hire on a nightly/weekly basis. All our Wigwams sleep up to 5 people and are a great alternative to putting up a tent.  Wigwams have raised beds with very comfy mattresses, electric heating and cooking facilities. All Solway View Wigwams have an added bonus of an en-suite wc.  All our Wigwams enjoy a great sea view. They also have a picnic bench, campfire area and car parking beside them.

On site – Reception. Heated modern wc/shower facilities with disabled access. Children’s play area. Farm & Nature trails. Working farm. Dark skies. Nearby – local beaches, golf, nature, horse-riding, swimming, Cream O’Galloway, The Cocoabean Company and Wildlife Park. Town of Kirkcudbright. Lots to see & do for all ages. Solway View is not within walking distance of a pub. Site does not accept bookings for any Stag, Hen or Drinking Groups/Parties).

We will look forward to having you stay.

Welcome to this newly renovated period Georgian townhouse, dating from 1801. Located in the heart of Kirkcudbright, a thriving tourist destination, renown for it’s Artistic heritage, McClellan Castle and the infamous Wickerman Festival. Ideally located for those wanting to immerse themselves in local history, culture and artistic pursuits.

The family sized accommodation sleeps up to 7 adults, plus an additional pull-out daybed (suitable for children up to 12 years) and separate travel cot. The layout comprises on the ground floor:a large ground floor lounge (with LCD TV, DVD and stereo), a fully equipped kitchen/diner, a conservatory, a utility room with washing machine. On the first floor: a family bathroom with large bath and shower over, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom with bunk beds, a single bedroom, and an attic level master bedroom suite, with ensuite bathroom. Small but secluded south facing patio garden with BBQ.

Refurbished to a very high standard with a wealth of original architectural features, the property provides a truly unique holiday experience.

The Waterhouse – Natural Tranquility
The property has 2 individual lodges offering comfortable self catering accommodation in a beautiful garden setting, 3.5 miles from the Artist’s town of Kirkcudbright and close to moorland, forest and coast.

The Waterhouse and Boathouse have access to an outdoor Hot tub 365 days of the year.
The property is naturist friendly/clothes optional in all areas.
Visit our website for accurate availability and current prices. www.waterhousekbt.co.uk

The Waterhouse

The Waterhouse is a unique hand-crafted, eco, oak framed pole-house beside a  large pond.
Set in an acre of beautifully planted secluded garden and open under the Scottish Garden Scheme.
Weekend 3 day breaks /Weekday 4 day breaks all year .Week bookings- Fri, Sat, or Monday changeover. Sleeps 4.

The Boathouse
The Boathouse is a small but fully equipped luxury Wigwam en-suite chalet added in 2011 sleeping 2 in a double bed. It can only be rented with The Waterhouse. It looks like an upside down wooden boat, hence the name and is located on the other side of the car park, next to The Waterhouse. The interior is wood clad, attractive and cosy.  Groups coming to stay can be flexible, choosing to have their own space, cooking for themselves (particularly breakfast), as well as joining others in The Waterhouse and of course the Hot Tub.


Guest Comments 

“Just as good as it looks on the internet!!
AMAZING little hideaway.”

“FANTASTIC weekend in the beautiful Waterhouse and gardens-
Lovely hosts in Martin and Sharon. An excellent introduction to the world of naturism.”

“The garden looked beautiful with snow and all the better for being snug in the HOT TUB looking at the stars.”
“By far A CUT ABOVE the rest! From the bottom of my heart-Truly amazing.
I can think of nowhere else we rather be.”

“The Waterhouse is HEAVEN ON EARTH. A complete gem. Fresh home made bread, wine, chocolates and fresh flowers & of course the hot tub.
Many thanks for sharing your wonderful creation.”

 

Welcome to the Selkirk Arms Hotel, where comfortable accommodation, good food, friendly service and a warm welcome await.

The Selkirk Arms now has 17 en suite bedrooms all complete with tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview TV, Free Wi-Fi, Direct dial phone and hairdryers. In this section of our website you will find comprehensive details of all of our tariffs and offers for your perusal. If you are thinking of joining us for a stay, you can view and book  your room online.

https://mainstay-online.co.uk/booking/selkirk-arms

 

 

Casual Dining in the Bistro or a more formal experience in Artistas restaurant.

Privately owned and Managed the  Selkirk Arms offers first class personal service, food and hospitality.

Kirkcudbright is a town bursting at the seams.

Wander around the numerous art galleries, nose through the secondhand bookshops, tour around the region or just stay local.

Lounges, Bars and Restaurants all under one roof.
Your perfect location in the heart of Kirkcudbright.

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Cosy, traditional cottage situated in the heart of the historic quarter of Kirkcudbright.  Spacious rooms include fully fitted kitchen with dining area, lounge with leather recliners, bedroom with king size bed and ensuite shower room.  TVs in both lounge and kitchen. Outside is a secluded sitting area.  Only minutes walk from all local facilities including inns, restaurants, shops, swimming pool, harbour, McLellans Castle, Tolbooth Art Centre etc.

Kirkcudbright, on the river Dee, is set in beautiful Galloway countryside and yet is within a couple of miles of several sandy beaches. It is an ideal base for exploring this unspoilt corner of Scotland. The whole area is rich in wildlife and there are endless other activities to enjoy – walking, bird watching, fishing & golf.

You can check availability and book online via our website www.getaway2galloway.co.uk

However, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions we can help with.

Getaway2Galloway providing self-catering accommodation for couples in Kirkcudbright since 2000

www.getaway2galloway.co.uk.

 

Please mention this website when making an enquiry.

Welcome to The Marks, 3 star Bed and Breakfast

Set in the glorious Galloway countryside, surrounded by quiet lanes, hills and beaches, The Marks extends you a warm welcome in the farmhouse which dates back to the 16th century.

 

 

The Marks, which dates back to the 16th century, is reputed to be the dower house for McLellan’s Castle in Kirkcudbright.

The farmhouse, with log fires roaring in the Study and Drawing room, is set in a large rambling old world garden through which you are welcome to wander.  Surroundings are tranquil and peaceful, nights are stunningly starlit.

Cars are safely parked on the gravel drive at the front of the house; bikes can be stored in one of the outbuildings.

In the farmhouse we offer Bed and Breakfast, with dinner in the evening if you wish, all good home cooking using our great local produce.

The bedrooms pleasantly situated with views over the garden and Galloway countryside, are all comfortably furnished, including hospitality trays.

Peaceful surroundings and an idyllic base for golfing, walking, cycling and riding. Galloway is “Scotland’s best kept secret”! Kirkcudbright which is only four miles down the road, is a renowned artists’ colony, painters being drawn by the Solway scenery and the pure quality of the light.

The town boasts several galleries exhibiting local artists, with specialist jewellers and exclusive dress and gift shops, and plenty of places to eat out.

It’s a lovely old town with fishing boats tied up at the harbour watched over by the ruin of McLellan’s Castle in the town centre. Galloway is a world recognised ‘dark skies‘ area, and the Marks is ideally located four miles out of town to give wonderful bright starlit night skies, when our Scottish weather allows.

The Marks is a working upland farm, with dairy cows milked twice daily.

Anchorlee Guesthouse – B&B Kirkcudbright

Welcome to Anchorlee B&B Kirkcudbright where warm friendly local hospitality awaits you, Anchorlee is an elegant 19th century Victorian townhouse situated close to the centre of the charming Artists’ town of Kirkcudbright. Kirkcudbright makes an ideal base to explore this lovely part of Dumfries & Galloway.

Here at Anchorlee B&B Kirkcudbright you are assured of quality 4 star bed and breakfast accommodation. Great care has been taken to prepare comfortable spacious en-suite rooms for you to relax in and enjoy your stay. There are four rooms to choose from:

Breakfast at Anchorlee is freshly prepared from the finest locally sourced ingredients and you can choose from our mouth-watering menu. We try our best to cater for special diets and pride ourselves in giving value for money. Early breakfasts and packed lunches are available by arrangement.

Kirkcudbright, known as the Artists’ town has something for everyone, from gentle pursuits such as walking, painting and bird watching – to the more energetic like hill walking, cycling and mountain biking to name but a few.

Anchorlee B&B Kirkcudbright

We really want you to enjoy your bed and breakfast here at Anchorlee.

Please mention this web site when making an enquiry.

 
 
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