Wigtown Book Town

Wigtown was officially designated as Scotland's National Book Town in 1998 and is now home to over 20 book-related businesses. A book lovers haven – and with over quarter of a million books to choose from, old and new.


Newton Stewart Walking Festival

The biggest walking festival in the South of Scotland. Galloway is a wonderful location for walking and whether you enjoy the challenge of our true hill walking experiences or our lower-level themed routes, there is sure to be 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 Malt Whisky Distillery

Scotland’s most southerly distillery nestles on the green banks of the River Bladnoch, from which it takes its name. Located in this beautifully remote area of Galloway, the distillery has been producing the “Spirit of the Lowlands” since 1817. With Visitor Centre.


Local Cycle Hire from HDI - Newton Stewart

Bike Repairs, Wide range of Hire Bikes & Helmets for all ages. (Just across the bridge)


Newton Stewart

A guide to Newton Stewart and area also included is information for visitors about places to stay, where to shop & eat, services available and how to travel to and around this beautiful, unspoilt area.



In the eighth century, Bede wrote of Whithorn as a shrine established three centuries before his time: "an episcopal see, called after S. Martin the bishop, and famous on account of the church where he rests in body, along with many other saints.


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 . 
Open 15th March to 2nd November in 2008. 


Kirkdale Water-Driven Sawmill and Nature Trail

Restored estate sawmill, dating from the 1800s, driven by an over-shot water wheel. Visitors can enjoy a walk up the wooded glen alongside the mill lade to the mill pond.

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7stanes Mointain Bike Trails

Scotland's Biking Heaven - The 7stanes are seven mountain biking trail centres spanning the south of Scotland.