Local Area

Wigtown Book Town

Wigtown was officially designated as Scotland’s National Book Town in 1998 and is now home to a wide range of book-related businesses. A book lovers haven – and with over quarter of a million books to choose from, old and new … it is impossible to escape empty-handed

 

Crafty Gin Distillery

Crafty Gin Distillery is Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year. With revealing and engaging tours, award-winning spirits, artisan local produce for take away, Crafty Distillery has something for everyone.

 

Balloch Woodland Walks - Creetown

A beautiful community woodland located within walking distance from the village of Creetown in South West Scotland. Suitable for all abilities.

 

Bladnoch Distillery

Scotland’s most southerly distillery nestles on the green banks of the River Bladnoch. Located in this beautifully remote area of Galloway, the distillery has been producing the “Spirit of the Lowlands” since 1817. With Visitor Centre, tours and a cafe on site. 

Creetown Gem Rock Museum

Experience this world class collection of gemstones, crystals, fossils, rocks and minerals. A fully interactive museum in Creetown, 6 miles from Newton Stewart, with lots to see and do for all the family. As well as the fascinating collection, there is a gift shop, study facilities and a cafe serving delicious lunches and refreshments.

 

Cream o Galloway

More than just ice cream! A great day out for all the family. Organic farm producing delicious ice cream, but also providing nature trails, farm tours, adventure playground, 3D maze, tearoom, cycle hire, activities, etc . 
 

7Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

The 7stanes are world-class mountain biking centres that span the south of Scotland. Their award-winning trails offer some of the best mountain biking in the country.

You don’t have to be an experienced mountain biker to enjoy these famous trails: there are a wide range of routes to suit beginners, families and experts. Plus, many of the centres also have skills areas for you to practise your technique.

Kirroughtree is one of the  7stanes mountain bike venues. It features a superb variety of green, blue and red graded trails, an extreme downhill section for the serious experts, and a skills area for honing your technique. Find out more about cycling at Kirroughtree.