Local Attractions:

9 Castle Gardens is situated in the Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright, which has always been supported by a busy fishing trade. Behind the harbour the streets have housed generations of creative artists, a tradition maintained today by a flourishing colony of painters and craftworkers. This has led to it being called The Artists' Town. Other well known features of the town are the pastel coloured houses and wide streets, the large selection of mainly family owned shops where almost everything may be found and the free parking all over town.





We are 27 miles from Dumfries where ROBERT BURNS worked and lived - Ellisland Farm, the Burns Centre, Burns House and Howff in Dumfries, are all there to see. 10 miles north-east is CASTLE DOUGLAS FOOD TOWN. Only 2 miles away in Twynholm is the DAVID COULTHARD MUSEUM (famous Formula One racing driver) and the COCOA BEAN CHOCOLATE FACTORY (signed from the A75). The GALLOWAY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PARK is four miles away east of Kirkcudbright. Also, 7 miles away is CREAM O'GALLOWAY luxury ice cream head-quarters situated at Rainton Farm, near Gatehouse-of-Fleet where there are lots of activities to "while away" the day for young and old. The Cream o' Galloway and Cocoa Bean open from Easter to end of October.





The GALLOWAY RED KITE TRAIL is a major local attraction: the re-introduced red kites are wonderful, soaring birds that can be seen from Ringford northwards to New Galloway. Meiklewood Farm is south of the Ringford A75 junction with the Laurieston road, from where the kites can be seen in all their beauty by following the track up behind the farm. The BARSTOBRICK VISITOR CENTRE and Neilson's Monument walk, a mile up the road towards Laurieston, offer a further chance to walk in wonderful scenery and watch for the Red Kites. 

As well as these attractions, we have the naturally beautiful coastlines and beaches, forest roads and trails, castles and just wonderful scenery!




Location of 9 Castle Gardens Kirkcudbright DG6 4JE