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A warm welcome awaits you in Gatehouse of Fleet set in the middle of a National Scenic Area on the edge of the magnificent Galloway Forest Park in the rural heart of Dumfries & Galloway. This pretty town dates back to the mid 1700's and once had four cotton mills, a brass foundry, brewery, soap factory and tanneries. It was in The Murray Arms here in Gatehouse that Robbie Burns penned his first draft of "Scots Wha Hae". Today Gatehouse has a variety of craft/gift shops, grocery store, a bank, post office, hotels and a selection of places to eat out.

Further a field there is endless entertainment, adventure and interest for all ages. As well as the expected golf courses, fishing, walking and museums, here are a few of our favourite venues and attractions:


Kids 

www.creamogalloway.co.uk
Enjoy a day out at our visitor centre on our family run organic farm. Join a farm tour, spot wildlife, enjoy local & ethical food, indulge in an ice cream sundae and let off steam in our natural adventure playground built for adults & kids.


www.cocoabeancompany.com 

who could resist a chocolate factory? The CocoaBean run children's workshops, there are indoor and outdoor play areas, plus a cafe and visitor shop.


Outdoor Activities


www.trespass.com

To fully enjoy the beauty of our fantastic location you will need the right outdoor kit. Fortunately, all of our guests are able to benefit from a 10% discount that has been kindly offered by Tespass. You can benefit from this great discount with the promotional code "TresActiveHoliday" which can be used at the checkout online.


www.lagganoutdoor.co.uk
Mountain balling. Mountain biking. Mountain boarding. Grass sledging. Clay pigeon shooting. Archery. Multi-activity days.


www.lochken.co.uk
Sailing, Windsurfing, Power boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Outdoor Laser Quest, Archery, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Climbing/Abseiling and more….


www.7stanes.com
From landscapes of soft rolling hills to steep sided valleys, remote forest tracks to breathtaking coastal views and mile    after mile of full flowing trails to some of the most demanding and technical single track mountain biking to be found anywhere in the World.


www.forestry.gov.uk/gallowayforestpark
300 square miles of mixed landscape - yours to explore!


Nature & Wildlife

www.gallowaykitetrail.com

The Galloway Red Kite Trail, an exciting bird watching opportunity to view spectacular red kites in lovely scenery in the wild. It is now attracting the attention of walkers, cyclists, wildlife lovers and birdwatchers in Dumfries and Galloway and from much further a field.


http://www.rspb.org.uk/nearyou/index.asp?c=Dumfries+and+Galloway

Numerous events and activities of the RSPB in the region.


www.swt.org.uk
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a membership-based registered charity with the objective to “advance the conservation of Scotland’s biodiversity for the benefit of present and future generations.”


Visitor Attractions

www.gemrock.net

The leading independent museum of its kind in the UK. Café. Shop. Gem museum.


www.visitdumfriesandgalloway.co.uk
Take time to discover your perfect break now so that when you arrive you can relax and let the landscape and atmosphere of this inspiring corner of Scotland work its spell on you.



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