About Kirkcudbright area
We have labelled this as the Kirkcudbright guide, but our recommended accommodation takes in a wider area that extends from the “Food Town” of Castle Douglas via the Solway Coast to the “Artist’s Town” of Kirkcudbright.
This is a sleepy corner of Scotland that doesn’t get the attention from tourists that it deserves. If you do venture here you will find a countryside guarded by some formidable fortresses that were in the frontline during the Scottish Wars of Independence. The region also has standing stones, ruined abbeys, whisky gardens, the vast Galloway forest and can lay claim to being the home of Christianity in Scotland.
Dumfries is the main town in the South West, but we have focused our recommended accommodation around Kirkcudbright as this is an exceptionally pretty little town at the mouth of the River Dee. It has gained the title of the “Artist’s Town” as it became something of a colony for artists in the late 1800’s and there was even a style of art known as the “Kirkcudbright School”. The town still has an active arts community and lively calendar of cultural events.
If you want to learn more about attractions around Kirkcudbright area have a look at our Travel Blogs:
In the Kirkcudbright Accommodation guide, we recommend:
Young Children are accepted in 3 properties, and pets are accepted by arrangement in 3.
In addition to the places that we recommend from personal visits, this guide lists 5 additional properties which have been recommended to us by our family, friends and previous clients.
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