Towns and villages near to Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages

Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway is a fascinating location for a holiday and is scattered with many interesting towns and villages worth exploring. These include:

Castle Douglas – Scotland’s Food Town with an active high street with many locally owned independent shops. It also has a micro-brewery Sulwaths where you can sample their produce and take a tour, an award winning artisan bakery The Earth's Crust, various good butchers, an great health food shop that sells herbs and spices from jars by the gram and hand-made chocolates available from In-House. Just outside the town can be found Threave Gardens and Threave Castle. There are a number of Art Galleries and a great second hand shop worth visiting for those that like to hunt for the unexpected. Castle Douglas has large tesco and cooperative supermarkets.

Dalbeattie known as the granite town has historic links with the Titanic - visit the free volunteer run museum to find out more. There is a volunteer run visitor information centre on the high street and an award winning butchers. It also has a post-office and a number of small supermarkets, bakers and a few restaurants, pubs. Massages are available at the health centre.

Dumfries, a historic market town on the River Nith, known for its connection with Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. You can visit the house where he used to live and also his favourite pub. 2019 will also see the opening of Moat Brae - The birthplace of Peter Pan.

Kippford: A pretty coastal village on the other side of the River Urr to Kirkennan. Kippford is at the mouth of the river Urr and has a marina, a dog friendly pub with great views from the table outside that catch the evening sun, an ice cream/gift shop/cafe and a scenic walk to Rockcliffe.

Kirkcudbright – A scenic town with a castle, harbour and artistic heritage which is reknown for its summer festivities including a tatoo. There are many art galleries worth visiting including the new Kirkcudbright Galleries and The Whitehouse Gallery. Kirkcudbright also hosts a choice of restaurants, a cooking school and and a great fish and chip shop overlooking the harbour where you can sit in and take your own wine.

Palnackie our nearest village has a Community run shop where you are ensured of a warm welcome, an art gallery and a pub which serves food. A visit to the harbour to find out a bit of its history is also worthwhile. Just outside Palnackie is found Orchardton Tower.

Rockcliffe is a pretty seaside village with a sandy beach and a number of trails from the village. You can also visit the historic Motte of Mark. In summer there is often an icecream van parked near the public toilets.

Wigtown , Scotland’s book town with many second hand book shops hosts a literary festival at the end of September/beginning of October each year.

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