Holidays

Fishing

There are numerous opportunities for fishing on the River Fleet and in the bay. 

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Accommodation in and around Gatehouse

Gatehouse of Fleet can offer a wide selection of accommodation ranging from hotels such as the Cally Palace Hotel on the edge of the town, with its own sports club and 18 hole golf course, to the Murray Arms, Bank of Fleet and Ship Inn hotels in the town itself.  The Bobbin Guesthouse and Fleet Farmhouse, both in the town provide B and B, and there are many holiday cottages in and around the town.  There are several caravan parks along the coast outside the town, and one in the town.  The hotels all provide meals and in addition, the Masonic Arms in Ann Street, the Riverside Café at the Mill on the Fleet, and Galloway Country Style provide meals and refreshments.

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Holidays

Gatehouse of Fleet is the perfect base for a wide range of holiday activities.  Within the space of about 6 miles, the valley of the Fleet moves from the high moorland at the top of the valley through the pastoral landscape of the mid valley, to the beaches and open estuary of the bay. 

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Special Places

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.
 

Cambret Moor


Cambret Moor
A stone circle consisting of a central stone and circle of 28 smaller boulders.  The interior of the circle was strewn with smaller cobble-sized stones. More.
 

Cardoness Shore


Cardoness Shore
As the tide goes out the many rocky islets are gradually uncovered around the edge of the shore, excellent for rockpooling. More.  

Carsluith Castle


Carsluith Castle
Another local castle to the west of Gatehouse, a 16th century towerhouse, very well preserved and in the care of Historic Scotland. Historic Scotland:read more.  

Cairnholy


Cairnholy
There are two burial sites at Cairnholy dating from Neolithic times, both very well preserved and commanding fine views over Wigtown Bay.  Cairnholy I is notable for the impressive facade, in front of which, archaeological evidence suggests, ceremonies took place.  More.  


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