The house is named for its views down to MacLellan’s Castle, a magnificent 16th century ruin. It is open to visitors from April until September.
Known as the Artists’ Town, Kirkcudbright is home to a wide variety of artists and craftworkers and houses several art galleries and museums. The area offers a relaxing holiday with attractive coastal landscapes and quiet country roads.
The town’s harbour is busy with both fishing and leisure craft and there are excellent walks along the estuary which, with the tidal changes on the Dee, provide superb opportunities for seeing the wide range of wildlife and birds that are attracted to this area.
Of equal interest is the Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park which is on the edge of Kirkcudbright and is home to more than 150 animals, including ringtailed lemurs, meerkats and red squirrels.
Visit the local Events Calendar to see what’s on during your visit. The town and the county offer an unrivalled range of and quality of ‘Things to see and do” throughout the year.
And no visit to Scotland is complete without a visit to a whisky distillery. Bladnoch Distillery has been producing single malt lowland whisky since 1817 and you can tour the attractive distillery nestled on the River Bladnoch.
Town and country
For golfers, while you are visiting the home of golf, you can enjoy some exceptional links and courses too numerous to mention, including the eighteen hole course at Kirkcudbright Golf Club.
There are plentiful opportunities for horse riding, walking on beaches, cliff tops and in woodlands and for biking enthusiasts the forestry Commission 7Stanes Mountain Bike Routes are all close to hand.
Kirkcudbright is a 45 minute drive from Dumfries, which is just 4 hours 20 minutes from London Euston by train.