Location and attractions
Kirkcudbright is a beautiful, historic town in Dumfries and Galloway in the south west of Scotland. Dumfries and Galloway is characterised by a landscape of rolling hills and a rocky coastline.
Located at the mouth of the River Dee, the town has a picturesque marina and also a working harbour used by the local fishing fleet. Within a short drive are a number of pretty towns and the Solway Coast with its sandy beaches is also easily accessible.
Now known as Scotland's Artists' Town, Kirkcudbright has long been a retreat for artists attracted by its fabulous scenery, pastel coloured buildings and unique quality of light At the last count Kirkcudbright had eight working galleries.
Within a five minute walk from both houses you will find shops, cafes, supermarkets, pubs, galleries, restaurants and a museum.
If you're feeling energetic there's a swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts and a fitness trail all nearby. The 18 hole golf course is a 5 minute drive away or a twenty minute walk. Just outside the town you will find a Conservation Park with nearly 150 animals.
It is a short drive to many other activities: Farm Parks, a Gem Museum, a Chocolate Factory, pony trekking, canoeing, castles, gardens, forest trails. You certainly won't get bored!
During the summer months 'Scottish Nights' are organised weekly for the enjoyment of both tourists and locals. At the end of August there is the annual Tattoo which draws in large crowds from all over the world.
There are plenty of events for both children and adults throughout the year ranging from an annual Jazz Festival to historical re-enactments.
Links to local attractions
- Visit Kirkcudbright
- The Cocoabean Company chocolate factory
- Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park
- Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival
- The Wickerman Festival