The Stewartry

offers a diverse range of high quality activities and attractions. Discover picturesque towns and villages that are home to lovely independent shops, quaint tearooms and reputable restaurants.

Visit Castle Douglas, known as Scotland's Food Town with over 50 food and drink related business, but also full of lovely arts and crafts shops, including the showcase shop for the Galloway Craft Guild - over 60 producer's from around Dumfries and Galloway have their work on display here. New Galloway is home to the fantastic Catstrand community arts centre and the gateway to the Glenkens area - a fantastic part of Dumfries and Galloway to explore for it's wildlife watching, hill climbing, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Kirkcudbright is known as Scotland's Artist's Town for its plethora of art galleries and cultural events. It also boasts one of the most awe-inspiring family homes to have ever been built; Maclellan's Castle, a 16th Century castellated town house. Definitely built more for comfort than defence! Also famed for its still very active harbour, Kirkcudbright will spoil you for choice when it comes to eating and drinking, the seafood is extremely fresh! Pay a visit to Broughton House too, a wee hidden gem with a fantastic collection of art, ceramics, literature and furniture, including an interesting collection of work by Hornel, one of the 'Glasgow Boys'.

Gatehouse of Fleet is home to Galloway Lodge Preserves, Cardoness Castle, Mill on the Fleet Information Centre and some lovely shops and cafes. If you want to step up a gear and get active, there are plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding and mountain biking around Dalbeattie Forest. For an even greater adrenaline rush, why not try out the UK's longest zip wire at Laggan Outdoor activity centre - 820m of pure adrenalin! Take some time out at Barstobrick Visitor Centre at the heart of the Red Kite Trail or indulge in delicious Ice Cream and a fun packed day out at Cream o Galloway!