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Galloway Cycling Holidays

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 .

Lindean Guest House

 

Lindean Guest House offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Dumfries with local hosts offering a warm welcome, here to look after you during your stay.

Please note that we are not able to accommodate children or dogs.

The Abbot’s Tower

discover the secret!

 

The Abbot’s Tower is a luxury B&B within a restored 16th Century Tower House.

Built in c. 1580 during the Scottish Reformation and once occupied by the last Abbot of the famous Sweetheart Abbey. The ruins of the Abbey are open to the public and are a short walk from the Tower. The pretty conservation village of New Abbey with its pub, shop, corn mill and tea room is also a short walk away.

The Abbot’s Tower was built during a period of near anarchy in the borders between Scotland and England.  Heavily armed gangs roamed the countryside under the cover of darkness rustling, thieving, kidnapping and killing. By day they resorted to ransom, blackmail and protection rackets. During the first half of the century the Reformation was quickening in Scotland. Culminating in the country adopting a Calvinistic form of Protestantism as its national religion in 1560.

The Tower was once occupied by Gilbert Broun, the last abbot of nearby Sweetheart Abbey. A colourful character, Gilbert was famed for his vain attempts to turn the tide of the Reformation in Scotland. Sir Walter Scott romanticised the story by using Gilbert Broun as a model for the central character in his novel ‘The Abbot’. The Tower was built for defence, but also to be hidden. A secret place where Gilbert could continue his ministry without interference from the Crown.

The Abbot’s Tower has two original and glamorous suites. Both have their own unique charm, luxury and good deal of quirk. Each suite occupies just two guests and are not suitable for children.

The dungeon – a glamour filled suite with opulent bedroom. Well appointed en-suite bathroom (panelled bath with shower over). Private sitting room/library. Exclusive use of the Garden Room. Breakfast served in the Great Hall or Garden Room.

The abbot’s room – situated on the second floor of the Tower. Romantic and indulgent suite. With lavishly draped Jacobean four poster bed. Well appointed en-suite (walk in shower). Breakfast served in the Great Hall.

As current custodians of the Tower, we look forward to welcoming you.

 

 

Follow us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/abbotstower/

 

Mabie House Hotel

 

 

A 17th century country house hotel situated a short 3.5 miles from Dumfries on the mostly undiscovered and scenic Solway Coast, Mabie House Hotel has a pleasant, warm and welcoming atmosphere to relax in and enjoy, whatever your activity.
We are nestled neatly within the heart of the beautiful Mabie Forest, home to numerous award winning paths and world class 7 Stanes mountain bike trails.
A favourite destination for weddings, romantic breaks, family get-togethers, local diners and mid-week travellers alike, Mabie House Hotel offers great accommodation, sumptuous food and a warm welcome all year round.
Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MabieHouseHotel/

Abbey Cottage Tearoom

Award-winning Abbey Cottage Tearoom is open every day. The kitchen in this family-owned business is busy from early morning producing home-cooked food. The scones are first into the oven, while a couple of homemade soups are prepared for lunch and there is always plenty of home baking for Afternoon Teas.

The menu features great local produce and many of the region’s finest ingredients, as well as fruit and salad from the family’s own gardens.

The Tearoom staff have good knowledge of gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan diets (from personal experience) and will be happy to help you choose something suitable from the main or special dietary menus.

The garden overlooks Sweetheart Abbey, and it’s a popular spot with walkers, cyclists and four-legged friends.

New Abbey is an attractive and historic village, and Abbey Cottage Tearoom is situated right next to the ancient ruins of Sweetheart Abbey. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the village and a visit to the New Abbey Corn Mill, or take a more energetic walk up to the Waterloo Monument or Criffel for great views of the village, the Nith estuary and the Lake District mountains across the Solway.

Just six miles from Dumfries on the South West Coastal 300.

Visit our website  https://www.abbeycottagetearoom.com/

Criffel View Caravan Site

 

Criffel View Caravan Site is an exclusive, private, 5-van touring site, set in the beautiful and peaceful, Dumfrieshire countryside, on a small hill above the village of New Abbey with magnificent views over Criffel.

The site is situated a couple of miles back from the Solway Firth, with views to the south (on a clear day) across to The Lake District peaks.

The site is attached to a working farm.

The site is also situated within 15 minutes walk from New Abbey village, with its ancient abbey, pub, newsagent/grocery store and tearoom.

The village of New Abbey is situated on the South West Coastal 300 route around Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire.

The site is equally geared for caravans, campervans and larger motor homes.

Cost of pitch per night

£20 per caravan, campervan​ or motorhome per night

no additional charges (awnings, electricity, pets, wifi)

 

Checkin / Checkout

Check in after 1pm

Check out before 12 noon

Reception is at the main farmhouse

 

                                            

 

At Car park for Sweetheart Abbey

Discover your SWC300

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Plan Your Trip

New Abbey Corn Mill

This site is closed for now.

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

See a beautifully-restored village mill in action and learn about how oatmeal, a staple of the Scottish diet, was once made. A mill was probably built here by the monks of nearby Sweetheart Abbey, but parts of the present building probably date from the late 1700s.

Admission

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

 

Sweetheart Abbey

This site is closed for now.

 

‘This site is closed for now. 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.

 

 

A monument to human and divine love, Sweetheart Abbey was named for its founder, Lady Dervorgilla, who was buried here with the embalmed heart of her beloved husband. The abbey church, with a stone effigy of the founder, survives almost intact.

Admission

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

 

Caerlaverock Castle

This site is currently closed as a precautionary measure while we undertake site inspections. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Find out more about our conservation work: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/about-us/news/site-access-update/.

While some areas may be closed, there will be additional interpretation available on-site so you don’t miss out. This may include QR codes so make sure your mobile can read these when visiting.

The epitome of the moated, medieval stronghold, Caerlaverock’s great triangular defences guard the Solway shore. This site has had a turbulent past. In 1300, its 60-strong garrison was defeated by Edward I’s vast English army in a siege.
Despite the castle’s rugged appearance, its walls conceal a stunning Renaissance residence of the 1630s. See bluebells in spring, dragonflies and wildflowers in summer and barnacle
geese in winter.

Admission

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

 

Opening Times

30 April 2021-31 March 2022:
Daily, 10am to 4pm

Advance booking required.

 

 

 

 
 
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