Holiday cottages in KIRKCUDBRIGHT, Dumfries And Galloway
At the mouth of the River Dee, Kirkcudbright is a quiet, picturesque fishing town. Situated away from busy tourist centres, with its attractive buildings, sixteenth century castle and backdrop of rolling hills, it is an excellent spot for short holiday breaks. The town and surrounding area are full of interest for the visitor, making it an ideal choice for a self catering holiday.
Known since the mid-nineteenth century as an artists’ town, Kirkcudbright today hosts an annual arts and crafts trail with lots of creative activities for adults and children alike, as well as the chance to meet local artists. This is just a part of the town’s Summer Festivities, which also include traditional Scottish entertainment, parades, historical dramas, and a jazz festival.
The area is well endowed with museums and sites of historical interest. The Stewartry museum can tell you all about the fascinating history of the area, and its flora and fauna. In nearby Creetown, the family run Gem Rock Museum has a fine collection of gemstones from around the world and a wealth of information about the origin, cutting and polishing of precious stones.
For outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts, there are a multitude of attractions including coastal and forest walks, fishing, horse riding and cycling. Close to the town, the Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park has an extensive collection of animals. The town also has a swimming pool, with sauna, and a golf course. Kirkcudbright offers tranquillity and an excellent range of activities; something to suit everyone.