Enjoy tranquility and natural beauty. The resort is located in one of the least-densely populated regions in Scotland, known for its characteristic hilly landscape: the true Scottish countryside. Visit a historic castle, venture into the heights of Galloway Forest Park or enjoy hiking or cycling along the coast. Here, you can literally go in any direction you please.
- Nestled amid the hills, near historic sites
- Interesting castles and museums within a 30-minute drive
- National Park Galloway Forest Park (30-min. drive)
- Various lochs, incl. Loch Ken (30-min. drive)
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The birthplace of Peter Pan
The town of Dumfries (a 20-minute drive from the resort) is the largest city in the region and has a fascinating history as well. This historic market town boasts an old fortress and lovely bridges... and also happens to be the birthplace of Peter Pan. The author of that world-famous children’s tale, J.M. Barrie, went to school here. According to the writer himself, the story of Peter Pan was inspired by that period of his life. Moat Brae is a museum dedicated to children’s literature and is housed in this former school building. It’s a definite must-see.
Stargazing in Galloway Forest
Not only is Galloway Forest Park a place to enjoy a hike through the dramatically rolling hills and woodlands, it was also named 4th ‘Dark Sky Park’ in the world (and the first such park in the UK) in 2009. That means that at night, it is completely dark here, with no light pollution – making this park the place to be for an evening or night of stargazing. From here, you stand a good chance of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights as well.
New Abbey with the ‘old’ abbey
In less than a half-hour by car, you can reach New Abbey: a small, idyllic village surrounding the ruins of an old abbey from 1273. Stroll through medieval buildings and take in the stunning scenery of this intriguing Scottish town.
Climb the Cairnsmore of Fleet
Just outside Galloway Forest Park stands the towering Cairnsmore of Fleet, a lone mountain whose peak rises 700 metres above sea level. Climbers from all over the world have been lured to this natural climbing wall for years to experience the challenge of ascending the heights.