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  • Gatehouse School children start their dark ages project

    A bright frosty morning greeted pupils from the Primary 5/6 class as they made their way to Trusty's Hill on Monday 4th November accompanied by their teacher, National Scenic Area officer Anna Johnson, writer Liz Niven and ceramicist Andrew Adair. 

  • Trusty's Hill Interim Report

    During the summer volunteers from Gatehouse assisted with an excavation on Trusty’s Hill just outside Gatehouse. Many more took advantage of the daily guided tours of the site.  An interim report has been published and is available for download here.

  • History of Gatehouse goes on sale.

    The Gatehouse Adventure is a new publication describing the creation of the planned town of Gatehouse of Fleet.

  • National Scenic Area Volunteers Newsletter

    The NSA Volunteer newsletter is back with its usual reports on projects within the NSA and the diary of forthcoming dates.  The newsletter can be downloaded here.

Special Places

Dundrennan Abbey


Dundrennan Abbey
12th century Cistercian Abbey.  Beautiful fragments of a fine building in a pituresque location. Historic Scotland: Read more.  

Caerlaverock


Caerlaverock Castle
One of Scotland's greatest medieval castles - about an hour away, south of Dumfries.  Can be combined with a visit to Sweetheart Abbey, the New Abbey Cornmill, (both also Historic Scotland), Caerlaverock Bird Reserve, or The National Museum of Costume at New Abbey. Historic Scotland:read more.
 

The Mill on the Fleet


The Mill on the Fleet is a restored Mill, once part of Gatehouse's main mill complex.  It is now a visitor and exhibition centre with a varied programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, as well as displays on the history and heritage of Gatehouse and the Fleet Valley.  The Mill also houses the Tourist Information Centre, the Riverside Café, a shop, and a bookshop. More.  

The River Fleet


The River Fleet
There are pretty walks alongside the Fleet as it meanders down through the valley.  Bankside trees shade many favoured fishing pools. More.  

The Bakehouse


The Bakehouse
Formerly a bakery, and still featuring the original oven, the Bakehouse in the High Street is an arts venue promoting the literary arts live.  Poetry readings and associated events take place most months.  More.  

Contact Us

If you have an event or activity taking place which you would like listed on the website contact us at contact@gatehouse-of-fleet.co.uk.

The website is managed by the Gatehouse Development Initiative.  Contact us at GDI@gatehouse-of-fleet.co.uk or phone 01557 814458.


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