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Kirkcudbright

Kirkcudbright – Artists` Town.  The light and colours of this historic harbour town make it a haven for artists and tourists alike. A vibrant summer programme of entertainment culminates in the Floodlit Tattoo, complete with massed pipe bands.

Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455, Kirkcudbright has always been supported by a busy fishing trade. Behind the harbour the streets have housed generations of creative artists, a tradition maintained today by a flourishing colony of painters and craftworkers.

This has led to it being called “The Artists’  Town” Other well known features of the town are the pastel coloured houses and wide streets. We have a wide selection of mainly family owned shops where almost everything can be got, and parking is free all over town.

Although Kirkudbright itself is on the estuary of the River Dee, there is an excellent beach – Dhoon Beach a mile or two along the coast. The beach is great for bathing and has views of the lighthouse on Ross Island.

Each year, a wide range of events are held including the Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival and The Kirkcudbright Art & Crafts Trail – please have a look at these pages for more information

Events

Attractions

Barholm Cycle Hire
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Barholm Arts and Crafts
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Kippford Car and Camper Hire
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Mossyard Farm Pottery
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The Gallery at Laurieston
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Easterbrook LIVE
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South West Coastal 300
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Galloway Red Kite Trail
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Historic Scotland- MacLellan’s Castle
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Historic Scotland – Dundrennan Abbey
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Nocturnal Wildlife Experience
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NTS Rockcliffe Coastline
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Senwick Alpaca Trekking
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Shortridge Ltd
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Broughton House & Garden
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Elizabeth MacGregor’s Nursery
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Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park
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Keith Kirk’s Natural History
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Kirkcudbright Golf Club
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Solway Books
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The Cocoabean Company
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Food and Drink

Basecamp Cafe at Laggan
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Laggan Outdoor
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The Lairds Inn
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GG’s Yard Venue
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Crafty Distillery
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Crown and Anchor Tearooms and Accommodation
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Criffel Coaches
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Easterbrook Hall
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Creetown Gem Rock Museum
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Sulwath Brewers Ltd
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Cream o’ Galloway
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The Schoolhouse
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Henrys Bay House Restaurant Stranraer
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Selkirk Arms Hotel
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NTS Threave Garden
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  • Selkirk Arms Hotel

    Hotels and Inns- 17 rooms
    Kirkcudbright
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    • The Artists' Town
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    Self Catering - Sleeps 10
    Kirkcudbright
    • 3 beautiful lodges; The Waterhouse sleeps 4, The Boathouse sleeps 2 and Westwater Lodge sleeps 4.
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    • Only minutes away from stunning coastline and secluded beaches
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  • Yellow Door Holiday Cottage

    Self Catering - Sleeps 4
    Kirkcudbright
    • Beautiful Cottage in heart of Kirkcudbright
    • Walking distance to shops and bars
    • Charming 300 year old cottage with Artistic heritage
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