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Balloch O' Dee
Situated on the very edge of the National forest park Balloch O' Dee is the perfect place for exploring the 300 square miles of beautiful unspoilt forrest. The zero light polution ensures that even in the dead of night the views are stunning!
Portpatrick is well worth a visit. It has developed into a golfing, yachting leisure resort. Just one of the highlights is to taste the fish and chips at the harbourside Crwon Hotel, people drive for miiles to enjoy them. Boats, golf, cafes, art galleries and gift shops too, it’s all there in Portpatrick. A day trip here should definitely include a visit to the Mull of Galloway lighthouse, the most southerly point in Scotland.
Port William or “the Port” as it is known is the nearest village. It is built around a working harbour where you can watch the fishing boats coming and going.
Scotland’s first recorded place of civilization and in addition the birthplace of Christianity and so it is a very important “city” in the history of Scotland. There are a good range of shops in Whithorn and Priory Antiques is a must see! The Whithorn Experience is an exhibition which gives a fascinating insight into the birthplace of Christianity and St Ninian who is credited with bringing Christianity to Scotland in the 4th Century. South-west of Whithorn, St Ninian’s Cave at Physgill on Luce Bay is said to be where Ninian retreated periodically for contemplation. The cave is definitely worth a visit.
Isle of Whithorn
A few miles from Whithorn is the Isle of Whithorn which is a fishing village also popular with yachties. It boasts the nationally renowned Steam Packet Inn. It is also home to St Ninian’s Chapel.
Wigtown is Scotland’s National Book Town and is the location for the annual Wigtown Book Fair which is held in late September and attracts writers and book aficionados from all over the UK. For the rest of the year it boasts about 20 second hand book shops. If you like reading…
Big skies at Balloch O' Dee
Night skies over Galloway
Max swimming in Garleston Bay