Pular para o conteúdo

David's Guidebook

David &Joanne
David &Joanne
Membro desde 2020
David &Joanne

David's Guidebook

Sightseeing
This is a great place for either a walk around Loch Trool, climb the Merrick, cycle the 7stanes mountain biking or just go for a quick walk and enjoy a coffee and cake in the visitors centre, this place caters for everyone! Woods, water, hills and history A tranquil spot at the heart of Galloway Forest Park. Discover the lively waters that meet at picturesque Loch Trool on scenic trails beneath the mighty Merrick. This area's history is also written into the landscape – look out for Bruce's Stone, overlooking the site of the Battle of Glen Trool, and a moving monument to 17th century covenanters who were slain for their religious beliefs. For those seeking a few more thrills, Glentrool is one of the world-famous 7stanes mountain bike centres, with a range of trails for novice and experienced riders. And once you've completed your outdoor adventures, unwind in the café and watch woodland birds busy on the feeders.
Glentrool Visitor Centre
This is a great place for either a walk around Loch Trool, climb the Merrick, cycle the 7stanes mountain biking or just go for a quick walk and enjoy a coffee and cake in the visitors centre, this place caters for everyone! Woods, water, hills and history A tranquil spot at the heart of Galloway Forest Park. Discover the lively waters that meet at picturesque Loch Trool on scenic trails beneath the mighty Merrick. This area's history is also written into the landscape – look out for Bruce's Stone, overlooking the site of the Battle of Glen Trool, and a moving monument to 17th century covenanters who were slain for their religious beliefs. For those seeking a few more thrills, Glentrool is one of the world-famous 7stanes mountain bike centres, with a range of trails for novice and experienced riders. And once you've completed your outdoor adventures, unwind in the café and watch woodland birds busy on the feeders.
This is a great family attraction. Historic castle, private sandy beaches, woodland walks, children’s play area, large duck pond, deer, coffee and ice cream shops. Dog friendly, this makes great day out for everyone!
36
moradores locais recomendam
Culzean Castle
36
moradores locais recomendam
This is a great family attraction. Historic castle, private sandy beaches, woodland walks, children’s play area, large duck pond, deer, coffee and ice cream shops. Dog friendly, this makes great day out for everyone!
A celebration of the enduring legacy of Scotland’s national poet Visit the humble cottage where Robert Burns was born and spent the first years of his life. Explore the museum which houses more than 5,000 Burns artefacts including his handwritten manuscripts. Follow in Tam o’ Shanter’s footsteps to atmospheric Alloway Auld Kirk and over the Brig o’ Doon. Visit the Monument where Burns tourism began back in 1823. Celebrate the legacy of Burns with haggis, neeps and tatties in the museum café. Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. Robert Burns is Scotland’s National Bard, and his poetry and songs are known and loved the world over. But who was he and what made him tick? The best place to get close to Burns and his genius is his birthplace in the beautiful village of Alloway. Our flagship museum starts a journey that weaves through the village, taking you from historical buildings to landmarks known to Burns. Whether you’re a die-hard Burnsian or brand new to the bard, a day immersing yourself here will open your eyes and ears to an enduring hero of Scotland’s literary heritage.
32
moradores locais recomendam
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
32
moradores locais recomendam
A celebration of the enduring legacy of Scotland’s national poet Visit the humble cottage where Robert Burns was born and spent the first years of his life. Explore the museum which houses more than 5,000 Burns artefacts including his handwritten manuscripts. Follow in Tam o’ Shanter’s footsteps to atmospheric Alloway Auld Kirk and over the Brig o’ Doon. Visit the Monument where Burns tourism began back in 1823. Celebrate the legacy of Burns with haggis, neeps and tatties in the museum café. Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. Robert Burns is Scotland’s National Bard, and his poetry and songs are known and loved the world over. But who was he and what made him tick? The best place to get close to Burns and his genius is his birthplace in the beautiful village of Alloway. Our flagship museum starts a journey that weaves through the village, taking you from historical buildings to landmarks known to Burns. Whether you’re a die-hard Burnsian or brand new to the bard, a day immersing yourself here will open your eyes and ears to an enduring hero of Scotland’s literary heritage.
Explore the rolling Galloway glens and hills to discover picturesque forest trails, three friendly visitor centres, wonderful wildlife and a long and colourful history. Here you can enjoy great walking, easy family cycling, exhilarating mountain biking or just sit back and soak up breathtaking loch and mountain views and starry night skies. Since 2009, Galloway Forest Park has been designated by the International Dark-Sky Association as only the fourth Dark Sky Park in the world, and the first in the uk, named a Gold Tier park for its breathtaking and rare stargazing conditions.
27
moradores locais recomendam
Galloway Forest Park
27
moradores locais recomendam
Explore the rolling Galloway glens and hills to discover picturesque forest trails, three friendly visitor centres, wonderful wildlife and a long and colourful history. Here you can enjoy great walking, easy family cycling, exhilarating mountain biking or just sit back and soak up breathtaking loch and mountain views and starry night skies. Since 2009, Galloway Forest Park has been designated by the International Dark-Sky Association as only the fourth Dark Sky Park in the world, and the first in the uk, named a Gold Tier park for its breathtaking and rare stargazing conditions.
Described as ‘one of the showpieces of Galloway’, it is one of Scotland's most important historical landscaped gardens with its collection of Rhododendrons, Championship Trees and rare species. We are delighted to be able to share these 75 acres of sculptured landscapes and magnificent avenues, romantically situated on an isthmus around the ruins of Castle Kennedy and surrounded by the White and Black Lochs.
Castle Kennedy
Described as ‘one of the showpieces of Galloway’, it is one of Scotland's most important historical landscaped gardens with its collection of Rhododendrons, Championship Trees and rare species. We are delighted to be able to share these 75 acres of sculptured landscapes and magnificent avenues, romantically situated on an isthmus around the ruins of Castle Kennedy and surrounded by the White and Black Lochs.
Take a walk in paradise at five star Logan Botanic Garden, Scotland's most exotic Garden, and discover plant treasures rarely seen in the United Kingdom. Located on the south-western tip of Scotland, Logan enjoys an almost subtropical climate. The Garden's avenues and borders feature a spectacular and colourful array of half-hardy perennials. The Garden is warmed by the Gulf Stream which enables plants from Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America and Southern Africa to thrive.
13
moradores locais recomendam
Logan Botanic Garden
13
moradores locais recomendam
Take a walk in paradise at five star Logan Botanic Garden, Scotland's most exotic Garden, and discover plant treasures rarely seen in the United Kingdom. Located on the south-western tip of Scotland, Logan enjoys an almost subtropical climate. The Garden's avenues and borders feature a spectacular and colourful array of half-hardy perennials. The Garden is warmed by the Gulf Stream which enables plants from Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America and Southern Africa to thrive.
At the Mull of Galloway you can climb the Lighthouse, visit the Exhibition of Lighthouse History, experience the Vintage Engines and Foghorn, walk around the RSPB Scotland nature reserve and enjoy delicious food and drink at Scotland’s most southerly coffee house. Climb 115 steps to the top of the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and, on a clear day, be rewarded with spectacular views of Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man and Cumbria, watch the gannets diving and look out for porpoises and dolphins.
RSPB Mull of Galloway
At the Mull of Galloway you can climb the Lighthouse, visit the Exhibition of Lighthouse History, experience the Vintage Engines and Foghorn, walk around the RSPB Scotland nature reserve and enjoy delicious food and drink at Scotland’s most southerly coffee house. Climb 115 steps to the top of the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and, on a clear day, be rewarded with spectacular views of Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man and Cumbria, watch the gannets diving and look out for porpoises and dolphins.
This village is one of the most southerly communities in Scotland; set in a picturesque and unspoilt part of Dumfries and Galloway, rich in history and with strong links to the land and the sea.
Isle of Whithorn
This village is one of the most southerly communities in Scotland; set in a picturesque and unspoilt part of Dumfries and Galloway, rich in history and with strong links to the land and the sea.
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire is the first ‘new style’ Biosphere in Scotland and only the third in the UK, it has been recognised by UNESCO as a new style Biosphere because of its unique combination of special landscapes and wildlife areas, rich cultural heritage and communities that not only care about their environment and culture but want to develop the area sustainably. To explore the biosphere and see how much it has to offer please go to there website https://www.gsabiosphere.org.uk
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire is the first ‘new style’ Biosphere in Scotland and only the third in the UK, it has been recognised by UNESCO as a new style Biosphere because of its unique combination of special landscapes and wildlife areas, rich cultural heritage and communities that not only care about their environment and culture but want to develop the area sustainably. To explore the biosphere and see how much it has to offer please go to there website https://www.gsabiosphere.org.uk
The visitor centre overlooks tranquil Clatteringshaws Loch, a haven for waterbirds in summer, and beyond to the rolling Galloway Hills. On a clear day, look out for the mighty Merrick, highest hill in the Southern Uplands. Soak up the stunning views or meander beside the loch to the historic Bruce's Stone, one of two stones dedicated to the Scottish king in the Forest Park. This is also one of the best places to enjoy the night sky – the visitor centre overlooks the darkest part of the Forest Park, which ensures a particularly dramatic stellar show.
Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre
The visitor centre overlooks tranquil Clatteringshaws Loch, a haven for waterbirds in summer, and beyond to the rolling Galloway Hills. On a clear day, look out for the mighty Merrick, highest hill in the Southern Uplands. Soak up the stunning views or meander beside the loch to the historic Bruce's Stone, one of two stones dedicated to the Scottish king in the Forest Park. This is also one of the best places to enjoy the night sky – the visitor centre overlooks the darkest part of the Forest Park, which ensures a particularly dramatic stellar show.
From Portpatrick Harbour, you can go on a thrilling high speed RIB boat trip, a sea fishing cruise or a sightseeing and nature spotting boat trip. The harbourside at Portpatrick has a row of attractively painted houses and several pubs where you can relax – just sit out and watch the boats coming and going. There are several quirky gift shops on the streets around Portpatrick harbour.
8
moradores locais recomendam
Portpatrick
8
moradores locais recomendam
From Portpatrick Harbour, you can go on a thrilling high speed RIB boat trip, a sea fishing cruise or a sightseeing and nature spotting boat trip. The harbourside at Portpatrick has a row of attractively painted houses and several pubs where you can relax – just sit out and watch the boats coming and going. There are several quirky gift shops on the streets around Portpatrick harbour.
Newton Stewart was named after its founder William Stewart, son of the Earl of Galloway. It thrived on its cotton and carpet industries, but is now more famous for its salmon and trout fishing on the River Cree. The town is a favourite for hill walkers and mountain bikers as it is near Galloway Forest Park, with internationally recognised biking trails amidst some of the most dramatic scenery in the south of Scotland. There is a wealth of wildlife, such as red and roe deer in the forest and hills, while wild goats thrive on the rocky slopes. A wide range of shopping and eating out is available within Newton Stewart. There are four supermarkets, and other shopping outlets include household names as well as many independent retailers.
7
moradores locais recomendam
Newton Stewart
7
moradores locais recomendam
Newton Stewart was named after its founder William Stewart, son of the Earl of Galloway. It thrived on its cotton and carpet industries, but is now more famous for its salmon and trout fishing on the River Cree. The town is a favourite for hill walkers and mountain bikers as it is near Galloway Forest Park, with internationally recognised biking trails amidst some of the most dramatic scenery in the south of Scotland. There is a wealth of wildlife, such as red and roe deer in the forest and hills, while wild goats thrive on the rocky slopes. A wide range of shopping and eating out is available within Newton Stewart. There are four supermarkets, and other shopping outlets include household names as well as many independent retailers.
Girvan’s attractions include the Stumpy Tower, originally built as a prison and today displays fascinating historical exhibits. The McKechnie Institute is also found in Girvan’s town centre, as is a variety of restaurants, cafés and shops to enjoy. The coastal scenery includes the island of Ailsa Craig, lying just offshore, while inland are lush green hills, with many walkers' trails in Carrick Forest.
Girvan
Girvan’s attractions include the Stumpy Tower, originally built as a prison and today displays fascinating historical exhibits. The McKechnie Institute is also found in Girvan’s town centre, as is a variety of restaurants, cafés and shops to enjoy. The coastal scenery includes the island of Ailsa Craig, lying just offshore, while inland are lush green hills, with many walkers' trails in Carrick Forest.
Ailsa Craig is a popular Island for Boat Trips from the Town of Girvan. The main Trips allow you to land on the Island for an hour, or some longer Trips allow three hours on the Island, so you can hike to the top. The shorter, and longer Trips to Ailsa Craig, both end by going round the Island to view the Cliffs with many Birds, and Seals. Alisa Craig is known particularly for two main assets. Firstly, it is the breeding ground for one of the largest colonies of gannets in the world and secondly it contains a most important 'blue hone' granite quarry, known the world over as the source of granite for curling stones.
Ailsa Craig
Ailsa Craig is a popular Island for Boat Trips from the Town of Girvan. The main Trips allow you to land on the Island for an hour, or some longer Trips allow three hours on the Island, so you can hike to the top. The shorter, and longer Trips to Ailsa Craig, both end by going round the Island to view the Cliffs with many Birds, and Seals. Alisa Craig is known particularly for two main assets. Firstly, it is the breeding ground for one of the largest colonies of gannets in the world and secondly it contains a most important 'blue hone' granite quarry, known the world over as the source of granite for curling stones.
Whatever the season, there's always something to see and do at Kirroughtree. Even at night, when the stars put on a show! Relax in the visitor centre, enjoy the view and fuel up for the trails. Wander to the Wild Watch Hide to spot red squirrels and birds, or meander to Bruntis Loch. There's adventure play, mountain bike trails and quiet forest roads for gentle family cycles.
13
moradores locais recomendam
Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre
13
moradores locais recomendam
Whatever the season, there's always something to see and do at Kirroughtree. Even at night, when the stars put on a show! Relax in the visitor centre, enjoy the view and fuel up for the trails. Wander to the Wild Watch Hide to spot red squirrels and birds, or meander to Bruntis Loch. There's adventure play, mountain bike trails and quiet forest roads for gentle family cycles.
Distillery
This Gin Distillery is located in Newton Stewart. HILLS & HARBOUR GIN MULTI-AWARD-WINNING GIN - MADE TASTY BY THE FORESTS & COASTLINES OF GALLOWAY Galloway is our home and a special corner of Scotland. Surrounded by forests and unspoilt coastlines, it’s the perfect larder for our ingredients. Noble Fir needles & Bladderwrack Seaweed are distilled with 9 other botanicals, creating a smooth and vibrant gin. DISTILLERY TOURS Take your taste buds on a tour around around our modern distillery. Learn our grain to glass approach, try Hills & Harbour Gin or mix it up with some cocktail making.
8
moradores locais recomendam
Crafty Distillery
8
moradores locais recomendam
This Gin Distillery is located in Newton Stewart. HILLS & HARBOUR GIN MULTI-AWARD-WINNING GIN - MADE TASTY BY THE FORESTS & COASTLINES OF GALLOWAY Galloway is our home and a special corner of Scotland. Surrounded by forests and unspoilt coastlines, it’s the perfect larder for our ingredients. Noble Fir needles & Bladderwrack Seaweed are distilled with 9 other botanicals, creating a smooth and vibrant gin. DISTILLERY TOURS Take your taste buds on a tour around around our modern distillery. Learn our grain to glass approach, try Hills & Harbour Gin or mix it up with some cocktail making.
Bladnoch Distillery is a Single malt Scotch whisky distillery in south west Scotland. It is one of six remaining Lowland distilleries, located at Bladnoch, near Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway. The distillery is situated on the banks of the River Bladnoch, and is the most southerly whisky distillery in Scotland.
7
moradores locais recomendam
Bladnoch Distillery & Visitor Centre
7
moradores locais recomendam
Bladnoch Distillery is a Single malt Scotch whisky distillery in south west Scotland. It is one of six remaining Lowland distilleries, located at Bladnoch, near Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway. The distillery is situated on the banks of the River Bladnoch, and is the most southerly whisky distillery in Scotland.
At A. D. Rattray we believe whisky is the finest and most interesting spirit in the world. As an independent whisky company, we have been selecting and maturing casks of single malt Scotch whisky for over 150 years. Established in 1868 the company has passed down through generations of the Morrison family, a name that is steeped in whisky heritage. Today we continue to go to great lengths to source interesting casks and quality spirit from across Scotland to create our distinctive whiskies. At the core of our portfolio are our single cask bottlings, The A. D. Rattray Cask Collection, which along with our award-winning Casks of Scotland single malt Scotch whiskies, are ready to be discovered and enjoyed. Every bottle has a story to tell…
A. D. Rattray
32 Main Rd
At A. D. Rattray we believe whisky is the finest and most interesting spirit in the world. As an independent whisky company, we have been selecting and maturing casks of single malt Scotch whisky for over 150 years. Established in 1868 the company has passed down through generations of the Morrison family, a name that is steeped in whisky heritage. Today we continue to go to great lengths to source interesting casks and quality spirit from across Scotland to create our distinctive whiskies. At the core of our portfolio are our single cask bottlings, The A. D. Rattray Cask Collection, which along with our award-winning Casks of Scotland single malt Scotch whiskies, are ready to be discovered and enjoyed. Every bottle has a story to tell…
Scottish Dark Skies
The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory occupies a fantastic hilltop site on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. This publicly accessible educational observatory has some of the darkest skies in the UK and has two large telescopes through which to observe the night sky. The Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park was the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and Europe and was awarded ‘Gold Tier’ status by the International Dark-Sky Association The Observatory is also situated within the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, which has been recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature. The UNESCO designation recognises the fantastic array of landscapes, wildlife, cultural, heritage and learning opportunities that south-west Scotland offers for communities, businesses and visitors to experience and celebrate in a sustainable way. The SDSO is proud to be a supporter of the Biosphere. The observatory features a 20” Corrected Dall Kirkham telescope in a 5 metre dome and a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope for a more hands-on, open air observing experience.
9
moradores locais recomendam
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
9
moradores locais recomendam
The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory occupies a fantastic hilltop site on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. This publicly accessible educational observatory has some of the darkest skies in the UK and has two large telescopes through which to observe the night sky. The Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park was the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and Europe and was awarded ‘Gold Tier’ status by the International Dark-Sky Association The Observatory is also situated within the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, which has been recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature. The UNESCO designation recognises the fantastic array of landscapes, wildlife, cultural, heritage and learning opportunities that south-west Scotland offers for communities, businesses and visitors to experience and celebrate in a sustainable way. The SDSO is proud to be a supporter of the Biosphere. The observatory features a 20” Corrected Dall Kirkham telescope in a 5 metre dome and a 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope for a more hands-on, open air observing experience.
The Uk’s first Dark Sky Park. Entered an area of wonder & exploration. All around you are plants and animals that rely on the daytime sun. But at night, we enjoy a perfectly dark sky, studded with thousands of stars and the Milky Way stretching overhead from horizon to horizon. Here you can gaze and wonder at the magic of the night sky, just as your ancestors have done for thousands of years. Grab a pair of binoculars, some warm clothing and head out. You will discover wonders that few people get a chance to see these days. Light pollution in modern towns and cities has drowned out all but the brightest stars. But not here in the Dark Sky Park - a darkness that needs to be protected. Where to view the wonders of the night sky in Galloway Forest Park................ 1-Galloway Red Deer range 2-Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre 3-Glentrool Visitor Centre 4-Bruce’s stone 5-Caldons woodlands 6-Kirroughtree Visitor Centre 7-Loch Braden 8-Loch Doon south end 9-Talnotry 10-Raiders road west end
27
moradores locais recomendam
Galloway Forest Park
27
moradores locais recomendam
The Uk’s first Dark Sky Park. Entered an area of wonder & exploration. All around you are plants and animals that rely on the daytime sun. But at night, we enjoy a perfectly dark sky, studded with thousands of stars and the Milky Way stretching overhead from horizon to horizon. Here you can gaze and wonder at the magic of the night sky, just as your ancestors have done for thousands of years. Grab a pair of binoculars, some warm clothing and head out. You will discover wonders that few people get a chance to see these days. Light pollution in modern towns and cities has drowned out all but the brightest stars. But not here in the Dark Sky Park - a darkness that needs to be protected. Where to view the wonders of the night sky in Galloway Forest Park................ 1-Galloway Red Deer range 2-Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre 3-Glentrool Visitor Centre 4-Bruce’s stone 5-Caldons woodlands 6-Kirroughtree Visitor Centre 7-Loch Braden 8-Loch Doon south end 9-Talnotry 10-Raiders road west end
Food scene, Golf & Spa
Enchanting and exceptional in every way, Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort Scotland, has long been an iconic landmark on the spectacular Ayrshire coastline and most recently named #16 in Golf Magazine's “Top 100 Courses in the World” 2017. Immediately upon arrival, experience warm Scottish hospitality as our attentive and friendly staff welcome you through our legendary doors of our luxury hotel in the UK. Take in the fresh Scottish air while enjoying the surrounds of wonderful scenery with horse riding, our very own beach allows for invigorating rides and breath-taking views. With our stunning coastal views, distinct dining options, indulgent spa treatments, exhilarating outdoor pursuits, and championship golf, we ensure that your time at our luxury hotel in Ayrshire will be truly memorable in every way.
17
moradores locais recomendam
Turnberry Golf Course
17
moradores locais recomendam
Enchanting and exceptional in every way, Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort Scotland, has long been an iconic landmark on the spectacular Ayrshire coastline and most recently named #16 in Golf Magazine's “Top 100 Courses in the World” 2017. Immediately upon arrival, experience warm Scottish hospitality as our attentive and friendly staff welcome you through our legendary doors of our luxury hotel in the UK. Take in the fresh Scottish air while enjoying the surrounds of wonderful scenery with horse riding, our very own beach allows for invigorating rides and breath-taking views. With our stunning coastal views, distinct dining options, indulgent spa treatments, exhilarating outdoor pursuits, and championship golf, we ensure that your time at our luxury hotel in Ayrshire will be truly memorable in every way.
GIRVAN IS A POPULAR LINKS AND PARKLAND COURSE, WHICH HAS REMAINED LARGELY UNCHANGED SINCE JAMES BRAID TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE SAME STUNNING VIEWS OF AILSA CRAIG AS ITS ILLUSTRIOUS TURNBERRY NEIGHBOUR. At just over 5,000 yards, Girvan is not the longest. Good club selection and clever course management are key to scoring well round this memorable course. .
Girvan Golf Course
40 Golf Course Rd
GIRVAN IS A POPULAR LINKS AND PARKLAND COURSE, WHICH HAS REMAINED LARGELY UNCHANGED SINCE JAMES BRAID TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE SAME STUNNING VIEWS OF AILSA CRAIG AS ITS ILLUSTRIOUS TURNBERRY NEIGHBOUR. At just over 5,000 yards, Girvan is not the longest. Good club selection and clever course management are key to scoring well round this memorable course. .
BELLEISLE AND SEAFIELD GOLF COURSES OPENED IN 1927. RETAINING MUCH OF THEIR ORIGINAL DESIGNS. These classic courses work their way through the picturesque Belleisle Estate. Belleisle a respected championship course and its ‘little sister’ Seafield, offer their own unique challenges and offer something for every golfer. Combining the natural landscape with spectacular views to Arran these courses are a must for any Braid fan, or simply for anyone who loves golf.
​Ayr Belleisle Golf Club
BELLEISLE AND SEAFIELD GOLF COURSES OPENED IN 1927. RETAINING MUCH OF THEIR ORIGINAL DESIGNS. These classic courses work their way through the picturesque Belleisle Estate. Belleisle a respected championship course and its ‘little sister’ Seafield, offer their own unique challenges and offer something for every golfer. Combining the natural landscape with spectacular views to Arran these courses are a must for any Braid fan, or simply for anyone who loves golf.
Newton Stewart Golf Course in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland, is a superb 18-hole parkland course measuring 5,806 yards (par 69), with spectacular views from every hole. You may even spot the occasional deer wandering across this magnificent course. Newton Stewart is known as ‘the Gateway to the Galloway Hills’ which provide an attractive scenic backdrop to the course
Newton Stewart Golf Club
Newton Stewart Golf Course in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland, is a superb 18-hole parkland course measuring 5,806 yards (par 69), with spectacular views from every hole. You may even spot the occasional deer wandering across this magnificent course. Newton Stewart is known as ‘the Gateway to the Galloway Hills’ which provide an attractive scenic backdrop to the course
The Course lies on the shores of the scenic Luce Bay. On a clear day, looking South over Luce Bay, the Isle of Man can be seen. The course is slightly over 6000 yards and is a test for both high and low handicap players, due to the differing directions of the sea breezes. The Course is also playable, on normal greens, throughout the winter. On average, frost greens may be used 8 or 9 times each year, with snow being a rare occurrence.
Wigtownshire County Golf Course
The Course lies on the shores of the scenic Luce Bay. On a clear day, looking South over Luce Bay, the Isle of Man can be seen. The course is slightly over 6000 yards and is a test for both high and low handicap players, due to the differing directions of the sea breezes. The Course is also playable, on normal greens, throughout the winter. On average, frost greens may be used 8 or 9 times each year, with snow being a rare occurrence.
Adventure activities
Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre offer adventure and recreational experiences for all the family. Set in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway, on the hills above the solway coast, you really will struggle to find a more stunning location.
18
moradores locais recomendam
Laggan Outdoor Ltd
18
moradores locais recomendam
Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre offer adventure and recreational experiences for all the family. Set in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway, on the hills above the solway coast, you really will struggle to find a more stunning location.
Galloway Activity Centre occupies a stunning location on the banks of Loch Ken in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. With our team of expert adventure instructors and our beautful surroundings we specialise in providing exciting and safe and friendly family atmosphere. Catering for families, groups and individuals, you can choose from popular short taster sessions, full day activities, certified courses and instructor training under the professional guidance of our skilled team.
10
moradores locais recomendam
Galloway Activity Centre
10
moradores locais recomendam
Galloway Activity Centre occupies a stunning location on the banks of Loch Ken in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. With our team of expert adventure instructors and our beautful surroundings we specialise in providing exciting and safe and friendly family atmosphere. Catering for families, groups and individuals, you can choose from popular short taster sessions, full day activities, certified courses and instructor training under the professional guidance of our skilled team.
World class mountain biking Glentrool is one of the world class 7stanes mountain bike venues. It features green and blue graded trails and is the starting point for an epic 36 mile offroad journey into the heart of Galloway Forest Park.
7Stanes: Glentrool Mountain Bike Trails
World class mountain biking Glentrool is one of the world class 7stanes mountain bike venues. It features green and blue graded trails and is the starting point for an epic 36 mile offroad journey into the heart of Galloway Forest Park.
Adventure...``An exciting or daring experience. Adventure Carrick is open all year round and offers a variety of adventure activities to individuals, families and groups who may be planning a visit to the beautiful south west of Scotland. One of our key strengths lies in our ability to be completely mobile in terms of venues offered and being flexible in our approach to itinerary’s. We have fantastic relationships and links with local accommodation providers which allows us to offer a bespoke service wherever possible. Couples Adventures.... A perfect day out is even better to share with a close friend or loved one. Whether it’s paddling a canoe tandem on a scenic loch or simply being a support to a friend who has jumping into the sea on their bucket list, we have designed some great days out which are perfect to share. Activities for the whole clan.... Here at Adventure Carrick we are specialists in catering for family based outdoor days. We have an extensive range of equipment and sizes appropriate for 5yrs upwards with a price point that considers families.
Adventure Carrick
Adventure...``An exciting or daring experience. Adventure Carrick is open all year round and offers a variety of adventure activities to individuals, families and groups who may be planning a visit to the beautiful south west of Scotland. One of our key strengths lies in our ability to be completely mobile in terms of venues offered and being flexible in our approach to itinerary’s. We have fantastic relationships and links with local accommodation providers which allows us to offer a bespoke service wherever possible. Couples Adventures.... A perfect day out is even better to share with a close friend or loved one. Whether it’s paddling a canoe tandem on a scenic loch or simply being a support to a friend who has jumping into the sea on their bucket list, we have designed some great days out which are perfect to share. Activities for the whole clan.... Here at Adventure Carrick we are specialists in catering for family based outdoor days. We have an extensive range of equipment and sizes appropriate for 5yrs upwards with a price point that considers families.
Food and activities
If you love ice cream then this a must for everyone! Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre is the home of luxurious dairy Cream o' Galloway Ice Cream, made with organic milk from our award winning cow with calf dairy farm. We are open from spring till autumn for play in our adventure playground, E-karts and pedal karts, toddler Mini Play Zone and deliciously tasty events.
28
moradores locais recomendam
Cream o' Galloway
28
moradores locais recomendam
If you love ice cream then this a must for everyone! Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre is the home of luxurious dairy Cream o' Galloway Ice Cream, made with organic milk from our award winning cow with calf dairy farm. We are open from spring till autumn for play in our adventure playground, E-karts and pedal karts, toddler Mini Play Zone and deliciously tasty events.
Whatever the season, there's always something to see and do at Kirroughtree. Even at night, when the stars put on a show! Relax in the visitor centre, enjoy the view and fuel up for the trails. Wander to the Wild Watch Hide to spot red squirrels and birds, or meander to Bruntis Loch. There's adventure play, mountain bike trails and quiet forest roads for gentle family cycles.
13
moradores locais recomendam
Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre
13
moradores locais recomendam
Whatever the season, there's always something to see and do at Kirroughtree. Even at night, when the stars put on a show! Relax in the visitor centre, enjoy the view and fuel up for the trails. Wander to the Wild Watch Hide to spot red squirrels and birds, or meander to Bruntis Loch. There's adventure play, mountain bike trails and quiet forest roads for gentle family cycles.
We are renowned at Ayr Racecourse for providing some of the finest hospitality at any sporting venue in the UK. Let us entertain you at Scotland's Premier Racecourse...
6
moradores locais recomendam
Ayr Racecourse
2-6 Whitletts Road
6
moradores locais recomendam
We are renowned at Ayr Racecourse for providing some of the finest hospitality at any sporting venue in the UK. Let us entertain you at Scotland's Premier Racecourse...
Family activities
Whatever the weather there is always something to do at the Heads of Ayr Farm Park! We have plenty of exciting activities – Captain your own boat with our amazing bumper boats, soak your family and friends in water wars, try out our electric tractors and diggers, we even have a playpark, giant sand pit, trampolines, ringo sledging, a giant aerial runway and jumping pillows to keep you amused! Quad biking is always great fun and we have quads for all ages – small electric quads which adults and children can go on together, kid’s quad bikes for children aged 7 -11 and adult quads for visitors who are over the age of 12 and over 5 feet tall. Our undercover Play 'n’ Wild adventure barn has three giant drop slides and a two storey soft play area suitable for all ages – We also have 'Stables Coffee Bar' in the play barn offering delicious coffee, sandwiches and cakes and ‘Roosters’ Restaurant selling a variety of hot and cold food and drink. As well as all our fun activities we have many different animals for you to meet and learn all about - visit our Little Critters Animal Barn to see lots of our smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, degus, mice and birds or venture outside into our animal zone and see many of our larger residents including Ralph the Camel, Troy the Tapir, llamas, ponies, donkeys and goats. The Park is also home to various breeds of monkeys, lemurs and meerkats!
13
moradores locais recomendam
Heads Of Ayr Farm Park
13
moradores locais recomendam
Whatever the weather there is always something to do at the Heads of Ayr Farm Park! We have plenty of exciting activities – Captain your own boat with our amazing bumper boats, soak your family and friends in water wars, try out our electric tractors and diggers, we even have a playpark, giant sand pit, trampolines, ringo sledging, a giant aerial runway and jumping pillows to keep you amused! Quad biking is always great fun and we have quads for all ages – small electric quads which adults and children can go on together, kid’s quad bikes for children aged 7 -11 and adult quads for visitors who are over the age of 12 and over 5 feet tall. Our undercover Play 'n’ Wild adventure barn has three giant drop slides and a two storey soft play area suitable for all ages – We also have 'Stables Coffee Bar' in the play barn offering delicious coffee, sandwiches and cakes and ‘Roosters’ Restaurant selling a variety of hot and cold food and drink. As well as all our fun activities we have many different animals for you to meet and learn all about - visit our Little Critters Animal Barn to see lots of our smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, degus, mice and birds or venture outside into our animal zone and see many of our larger residents including Ralph the Camel, Troy the Tapir, llamas, ponies, donkeys and goats. The Park is also home to various breeds of monkeys, lemurs and meerkats!
The collection contains many fine and rare examples of crystals found in Britain. They are displayed alongside many other colourful specimens from around the world with unusual items such as the 4.5 billion year old, three kilogram meteorite, the fossilised egg and dung of a dinosaur! The “Maverick” gold nugget is one of the largest natural gold specimens on display in the U.K. generously donated to the museum by “Maverick” Bill Wilson and his wife Margaret. The displays include a brilliant set of exquisitely cut replicas of the world’s largest diamonds. One of the astonishing things about crystals is the diversity of colour which is well represented by the thousands of cut gemstones on display, many of which are rare varieties. The Gem Rock Museum is very easy to find. Located in Creetown we are 7 miles from Newton Stewart and 11 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet on the A75 Carlisle to Stranraer trunk road directly off the M6 Motorway. Just follow the signs on entering Creetown village.
7
moradores locais recomendam
Gem Rock Museum
7
moradores locais recomendam
The collection contains many fine and rare examples of crystals found in Britain. They are displayed alongside many other colourful specimens from around the world with unusual items such as the 4.5 billion year old, three kilogram meteorite, the fossilised egg and dung of a dinosaur! The “Maverick” gold nugget is one of the largest natural gold specimens on display in the U.K. generously donated to the museum by “Maverick” Bill Wilson and his wife Margaret. The displays include a brilliant set of exquisitely cut replicas of the world’s largest diamonds. One of the astonishing things about crystals is the diversity of colour which is well represented by the thousands of cut gemstones on display, many of which are rare varieties. The Gem Rock Museum is very easy to find. Located in Creetown we are 7 miles from Newton Stewart and 11 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet on the A75 Carlisle to Stranraer trunk road directly off the M6 Motorway. Just follow the signs on entering Creetown village.
Meet one of Scotland’s big 5! Get up close to some of Galloway's resident deer. The Red Deer Range was established in 1977 to give visitors the chance to see these beautiful creatures up close in a natural environment. Around 60 red deer live here today – watch for them from the viewing area and hide. Whatever the weather, you can enjoy spotting deer and other wildlife from the shelter of the hide. Don’t forget to see the wild goats as well!!
27
moradores locais recomendam
Galloway Forest Park
27
moradores locais recomendam
Meet one of Scotland’s big 5! Get up close to some of Galloway's resident deer. The Red Deer Range was established in 1977 to give visitors the chance to see these beautiful creatures up close in a natural environment. Around 60 red deer live here today – watch for them from the viewing area and hide. Whatever the weather, you can enjoy spotting deer and other wildlife from the shelter of the hide. Don’t forget to see the wild goats as well!!