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

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.  

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.  

Carstamon Wood

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

 

Beaches


Fantastic Beaches
The tide goes out a long way across the Fleet Bay opening up huge expanses of sandy beach. Sandy bays are to be found at Cardoness, Mossyard, Sandgreen and Carrick.  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.  


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