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Mull of Galloway Experience

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.

2021 opening times – COVID-19 update

It is with regret that the Mull of Galloway Trust will not be opening up the Exhibition and Tower Tours this Easter. We continue to follow Government Guidance and we will advise as soon as possible when opening safely might be possible.

If you wish to contact Gallie Craig or RSPB please click the link to visit the appropriate website.

The holiday cottages are currently closed and if you are interested in renting a cottage for later this year or for 2022 please visit our holiday cottage website.

We appreciate your cooperation with this.

 

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.

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

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.

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Beside RSPB Building at The Mull of Galloway

Courtyard Holiday Cottages

East Kirkland Farm

 

 

East Kirkland Farm is situated on the edge of the Solway Firth, overlooking Wigtown Bay and the magnificent Galloway hills beyond. The cottages are within easy reach of the small town of Wigtown, proud to call itself Scotland’s National Book Town.  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.

Courtyard Holiday Cottages offer comfortable, self-catering accommodation arranged around a small courtyard, with owner accommodation on site.  Cottages sleep from 3 to 6 people and can be booked individually or as a whole (sleeping up to 19 people) for family gatherings/special occasions.  We boast a fantastic heated indoor pool (open April to end Oct), a selection of bicycles for guests to use, drying room, dvd and games library, play park with swings and a games barn for those rainy days.  Well behaved pets are welcome!

With its beautiful beaches, historical sites, forest parks, gardens and numerous other visitor attractions, Wigtownshire is an ideal location for walking , cycling, fishing, golfing or sight seeing.

 

 

 

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Plan Your Trip

Auld Schoolhouse

Sandhead Holiday Cottage

The beach is just 30 yards away across a very quiet road and and is surrounded by pure, Galloway fresh air. There is ample parking for 2 cars, the Gardens , both front and rear are enclosed and we have an additional private garden on the beach, and due to the Gulf Stream, the climate here is warm enough for palm trees to grow and we have some in the garden. There is garden furniture in the back.

There is a comfortable Lounge with an open fire, leather sofas, television DVD player and stereo.

The Dining Room has a large wooden dining table with plenty of room for six, with views overlooking the beach, but remember, you are just 1 minute stroll away from one of the best places to eat in this area of Dumfries and Galloway.

The Kitchen is very well equipped and spacious, with an electric cooker with a double oven, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster and a small breakfast table.

There is a utility room with a washing machine, dryer and plenty of drying room to keep everything clean.

The Master bedroom is very spacious and elegant with additional single bed that has an extra pull out bed, so up to 4 can sleep in this bedroom if required.

Helensdale 

luxury self catering in Scotland for 6 guests.

Helensdale self catering accommodation is situated in a tranquil coastal location. The cottage sits above a rocky bay overlooking the North Channel and has amazing, uninterrupted views of Ireland.  Helensdale is in the enviable position of being away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and yet only 3.5 miles from Drummore. This village has a well stocked shop and pub which serves food. The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse which is the most southerly point in Scotland is only 3 miles away. Helensdale holiday cottage is located on a peninsula with a diverse range of coastal features.  There are sandy beaches on the East coast and a variety of cliffs, rocks and sandy coves on the West, so providing plenty of choice. The most famous of which are the delightful village of Port Logan and of course the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick.

Helensdale has been completely renovated to provide luxury self catering Scotland accommodation.  This holiday house is the ideal choice for both families or couples wanting to get away from it all and enjoy the stunning scenery Scottish coastal cottages can offer. It is an ideal base for exploring the local area.

Open plan lounge/ dining/ Kitchen – with electric double oven cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle. Dining area has table which comfortably seats 6. Sitting area has leather corner sofa, ideal for relaxing and taking in the morning sunlight (this open plan area has 4 windows, mostly east facing)

 

Utility with washing machine & tumble dryer.

Separate lounge with open fire, TV, DVD, radio CD and stunning sea views.

Double bedroom with king sized bed and amazing sea view.

Twin bedroom with view over open countryside.

Shower room.

Upstairs – Double bedroom and bathroom with separate shower.

 

Port Logan Holiday Cottage

Rosebank

Rosebank Holiday Cottage is situated in the pretty unspoilt village of Port Logan in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland and is ideal for families and couples looking for something completely different from their hectic working lives. This traditional fisherman’s cottage is now completely refurbished making your holiday in Scotland comfortable and welcoming.

The cottage has two double bedrooms, one en-suite, and a third bedroom with adult style bunk beds, sleeping a family of six. All on one level, a bright and light open plan kitchen, living and dining area opens onto a large private, safe & secure garden on two levels. Steps to the top level lead to a picnic table and seating area where there is a wonderful view of the Port Logan Lighthouse and the sea. Two Lrg or three Sml well behaved pets are welcome at Rosebank for a small extra charge. To book your next holiday you can send an email to rosebank@portloganholidaycottage.co.uk  

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The beach is only a few yards from Rosebank Self-Catering Holiday Cottage and is a haven for children and every dogs dream! Port Logan is renown for rock and beach fishing. For the boat owner Port Logan has a free to use well maintained concrete slip-way making launching quick, easy and safe.

Self-Catering Holiday Cottage in Port Logan

Rosebank Holiday cottage in Port Logan, South West Scotland is all on one level with a light and bright open-plan kitchen, living space and dining area. There are two double bedrooms, one being en-suite with a shower cubicle, WC and hand wash basin. A third bedroom has adult style bunk beds and there is a spacious, modern bathroom with a bath. Rosebank is newly furnished and well equipped so you have everything you need for a perfect self-catering holiday. We welcome your pets, they need a holiday too.

Holiday home kitchen

Our well-equipped holiday home kitchen has everything you need including:

You will find a welcome pack on arrival with tea, coffee, sugar and milk in the fridge, there’s nothing better than a cuppa after your journey. We provide the basics for your holiday – a starter supply of toilet rolls, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, dish washer tablets, dishcloth and sponge and salt and pepper.

Open-plan living and dining area

The open-plan living area at Rosebank Holiday Cottage overlooks the garden to the rear of the cottage.  The living area has comfortable leather sofas, modern furnishings, a family sized dining table and Free-view TV and DVD. There are books and games and a wealth of tourist and local information to help you plan your days out. Rosebank is centrally heated and we provide unlimited WIFI broadband.

Bedrooms at Rosebank

At Rosebank we provide hotel quality duvets, pillows and Egyptian cotton towels, one bath sheet and a bath towel are provided per guest. We provide hand towels and hand soap in the bathrooms. There are two double bedrooms with neutral decor and comfortable furnishings. One of the double bedrooms has its own en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, WC and hand wash basin. The third bedroom has adult style bunk beds and is perfect for children. We provide a hairdryer and clock radios too. For younger guests we can provide a high chair(s) and travel cot(s).

Your holiday home garden

Outside, to the rear of Rosebank is a large secluded garden on two levels accessed directly from the living area. Our large garden is safe, secure and secluded and is perfect for pets and children. There are steps to the top level with a picnic table and benches. Here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the sea and Port Logan Lighthouse. With a glass of wine, the fresh sea air you can relax and watch the sun setting over the sea – just what holidays are all about. There’s a useful, secure outhouse where you can store sporting equipment and clothing and you can bathe sandy dogs after a fun day on the beach. You will also find a freezer and a washing machine in the outhouse and we have facilities for outdoor drying of laundry. There is private off-road parking to the front of Rosebank and the beach is just yards away from the front door.

Welcome to

Knockinaam House!

Here you’ll find a newly refurbished holiday cottage that sleeps up to 8 people. Nestled in the lee of Knockinaam Wood, just 10 minutes’ drive from the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick.

Knockinaam House has everything you need for a lovely, relaxing family holiday or a romantic break but with lots of activities available should you wish. If you would like to know more then please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 01776 860 228.

 

                             

 

 

 

Castlemoor Holiday Cottage Scotland

Castlemoor Holiday Cottage Scotland

 

Castlemoor Holiday Cottage
Dumfries and Galloway Scotland

 

Castlemoor Self Catering Holiday Cottage is set in a wonderful landscape near the rural village of Drummore.

Enjoy breath-taking views of the Mull of Galloway which is in walking distance, or even peaceful walks through coastal paths, enjoy scenic walks through the glens surrounding Castlemoor Holiday Cottage.
Castlemoor holiday cottage achieves one of the best views in the area which can be viewed anywhere in the cottage, why not make the most of the marvelous view in our newly built garden room and patio which both overlook the picturesque Mull of Galloway. The cottage has a comfortable living room with modern comfortable furnishings. Our >holiday home kitchen diner is well equipped with an electric cooker, a microwave, a fridge and a spacious family dining area which overlooks the Mull of Galloway, The main double bedroom is comfortable with a television to enjoy late night or early morning relaxation, the second bedroom has two single beds. All bed linen and towels are provided.
The Cottage also has private parking. A self-catering holiday at it’s very best! Castlemoor holiday cottage garden is perfect to sit back, relax and enjoy the birds and the wildlife around the cottage. Castlemoor holiday cottage garden is fully secure and safe for children and family pets. Pets are welcome at Our >Holiday Cottage Mull of Galloway.

Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Holiday Cottages

There are three stunning Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Holiday Cottages available for holidays and short breaks at Scotland’s most Southerly Point –  Lightkeeper’s Cottage, Kittiwake House and Puffin House. The three former Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages are fully equipped, centrally heated, spacious and comfortable.

The Lighthouse Holiday Cottages are also pet friendly. The three cottages can be booked individually or booked together to cater for larger groups of family and friends.

The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Cottages were home to the Lighthouse Keepers’ and their families who used to live and work at the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was first lit on 26th March 1830 and was engineered by Robert Stevenson. In 1988 the Lighthouse was demanned and is now remotely monitored by Northern Lighthouse Board in Edinburgh.

Sea views and Wildlife

There are stunning sea views across to the Isle of Man, Galloway coast, Cumbria and Ireland. Located on a nature reserve managed by RSPB and with a wealth of wildlife on the doorstep and coastal walks these cottages are the perfect retreat for a lover of the great outdoors.

Climb the Lighthouse

For Lighthouse fans you can even climb the Lighthouse during the summer months and visit the fascinating Exhibition of Lighthouse History. Experience the only operational Foghorn on mainland Scotland with regular engine demonstrations and blasts.

Lighthouse Holiday accommodation

The Tigh Na Mara Hotel is situated in Sandhead village on the shores of Luce Bay. The hotel is within arms length of a beautiful clean stretch of sandy beach, boasting breathtaking views across the bay.

The hotel offers eight en-suite rooms, maintained to a very good standard, with four located within the hotel and the others situated in the former cottages, joined onto the hotel. Every room has tea and coffee making facilities, colour television and irons and hair dryers are available on request. Pets are welcome in certain rooms and all of our rooms are non smoking. Fibre broadband is available throughout the hotel accommodation.

At the Tigh Na Mara hotel and restaurant we take great pride in the quality of the cuisine we offer. We utilise Scotland’s abundance of fine produce such as superb beef and lamb, fresh seafood and rich game combined with a vast selection of ingredients drawn from around the globe. Lunch in the restaurant is served between 12-2pm.  The full A La Carte menu is available during this time or if you require a lighter bite why not choose from our selection of sandwiches, served with a hearty bowl of home-made soup. Dinner is served between 5pm-8.30pm and booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. To begin, build up an appetite by sampling on of our starter dishes such as local smoked haddock wrapped on filo pastry and set upon a dill cream sauce or perhaps our strips of chicken and mushrooms accompanied with brioche bread and a creamy white wine sauce. For meat lovers we offer a wide variety of steaks, cooked on our char grill and fresh seafood is available from our weekly changing specials, which vary depending on the seasonality of the produce.  All menus can be downloaded from our website.

 

The hotel has a public bar where you can socialise with the locals, perhaps play some pool on our games room or simply relax with a dram, beside our warm and inviting log fire. During the summer months our beer garden is also popular, situated at the back of the hotel. We have also introduced dog friendly outdoor pods in our beer garden which are heated also in the colder months.

For the more active, why not experience the spectacular scenery of the Galloway Forest by foot, wander around one of the many stunning gardens, such as the award winning Royal Botanic Gardens, near Port Logan, or play a round of golf at one of four excellent local courses.

So for the ideal short break why not visit this un-spoilt countryside, were the scenery is breath-taking, the cuisine is local and freshly produced and most importantly the warmth and hospitality of the Fisher family and their team of staff.

 
 
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