About Our Area.
- Artist's Town.
few minutes walk from the cottages is our local town of Kirkcudbright,
with its castle, bustling harbour and scallop fleet. Famous for very many
years as being home to various fashionable and celebrated artists of the late
19th and early 20th centuries, the town is still the centre of
contemporary art for the area. The Harbour Cottage Gallery holds for-sale
exhibitions of locally produced paintings and craftwork nearly all year
round, and The High St. Gallery and the Tolbooth Arts Centre regularly
exhibit contemporary works for sale.
has wide streets with free and ample parking, and has a variety of family
run shops where most things can be bought, and a selection of places to
eat or obtain carry-out food. For more information, please visit our local
the summer months a great range of free entertainment is provided in the
town by the Summer Festivities Committee. The Kirkcudbright Pipe Band can
be heard playing most weeks in the Harbour Square. The Summer Festivities
have a website too. more>>
DOUGLAS - Food Town.
in the 'Theme Town' model, Castle Douglas is only a few miles away.
Our area of Galloway has always been famous for the very high quality of
local produce, particularly our beef and lamb. Castle Douglas is our
centre of excellence in the production and preparation of locally produced
food. It is also a very attractive market town with wide streets,
ample free car parking, and an excellent variety of shops and amenities.
Please check out their website for more information. more>>
course there is much more to our area than the towns. Set on the northern
shores of the Solway Firth, from where on a clear day the hills of the
English Lake District and the Isle of Man can clearly be seen, there are
numerous little sandy coves which are safe for bathing and fishing, and
are popular with boat owners, particularly dinghy sailors. Many of
our coastal roads are quiet and rural, ideally suited to cycling and
hills, our Southern Uplands, are not far away either. Around half an
hour's drive will take you up into our rolling and wooded hills where
gentle walking and cycling can be had, both on the quiet roads, and along
the numerous forest tracks and cycleways which have been established in
the area. The Forestry Commission have been very active in opening up
forest trails and providing signing and parking; and National Cycle Route 7
passes through our area.
of course you can just "chill out" among the peace and quiet of
our rural farming countryside. Whatever
your interests, there is sure to be something in "Bonnie Galloway" to suit
you and your family. We look forward to meeting you.