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

Carstamon Wood

Carstramon Wood
Around the Doon of Carstramon at the top of Carstramon Wood are many ancient beech trees.  Climbing heaven! More.

 

Bluebells


Bluebells
During the early summer the woodlands around Gatehouse are carpeted with bluebells.  Both Castramont and Cally Woods are particularly popular for viewing them. 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.  

Clints


The Clints of Dromore
The Clints are a striking granite escarpment at the top of the valley, best visited from Scottish Natural Heritage's visitor centre at Dromore.  The Big Water of Fleet Viaduct is close by. More.  


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