Newton Stewart, in the heart
of Galloway, south-west Scotland, is the perfect place for a short break or longer holiday.
The town sits in the beautiful river Cree valley with majestic granite
hills as a backdrop. These are the second highest range in Scotland. The river flows southwest leading to Wigtown
Bay. The local area can provide different golfing challenges as there are 10 other courses within a 30-mile
radius, including the world famous Turnberry resort. The Galloway area can provide some of the best
fishing in Scotland, the Cree which runs through Newton Stewart (salmon and trout) and the Bladnoch which
runs close to Wigtown eight miles away, which is Scotland’s National Book Town and home to
Britain’s largest Local Nature Reserve and a breeding pair of ospreys.
Newton Stewart itself is on the edge of the Galloway
Forest Park, the UK’s largest forest which has also just become the first official internationally
recognised dark sky area outside North America (November 2009). With so little light pollution, this is the
perfect place for astronomers to do a little stargazing!
The Forest Park offers numerous walking trails as well as the best mountain biking
trails outside North America. There are three Forest Visitor Centres, Glentrool on the edge of the
stunning Loch Trool, Clatteringshaws, on the equally stunning Clatteringshaws Loch and Kirroughtree,
the main centre which has bike hire facilities for all the family, a tea room and children’s
as being a golfing and fishing paradise, the area is also a walkers' paradise with excellent
hillwalking in the Galloway Hills and some stunning coastal walks too.
Newton Stewart itself has a number of tea rooms, eating places and hotels and a
range of independently-owned shops as well as an excellent community-owned Cinema. Other nearby attractions
- The Children’s
Chocolate Factory - perfect for children (and grown-ups!)
o’ Galloway - Features a large adventure park and home-made Galloway ice cream
The Gem Rock Museum
- The Galloway Wildlife Park
- Monreith Animal World
Horse riding, paintballing and off-road
driving in tanks and other vehicles are also available within the area as well as a number of unspoilt sandy
beaches, perfect in summer.
the clubhouse for details.