Gatehouse of Fleet

Local Activities and Visitor Attractions

The picturesque small town of Gatehouse of Fleet is situated less than 2 miles from the A75 and on the edge of the Galloway Forest the home of one of the world’s few ‘Dark Skies Parks’. 

There are numerous, mainly gentle, walks from the apartment itself. In addition, there’s a 9 hole golf course and a tennis court. The Mill on The Fleet visitor centre has a wealth of local history and houses art and craft exhibitions.
Cardoness Castle and Cally Gardens are well worth visiting.

Gatehouse itself is an ideal base for visiting this beautiful scenic area whether it be the forests and hills inland or the coastal regions with its lovely South facing beaches.

There are numerous places well worth a visit and within very easy driving distances.

To the West the ‘food town’ of Castle Douglas has interesting shops and a walk round Carlingwalk Loch. Nearby, Threave Castle and Gardens are well worth a visit. To the South lies the ‘artists town’ of Kirkcudbright with its historic harbour area. To the West are Newton Stewart and the ‘book town’ of Wigtown. Further afield to the West are the Isle of Whithorn and the Mull of Galloway

For the more adventurous there’s the 7 stanes cycle route together with mountain biking at Kirroughtree. To The North there’s watersports available at Loch Ken and the Red Kite feeding station just outside Laurieston is well worth a visit.

You’ll find literature on all these activities within the apartment