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Creetown, originally Ferrytown of Cree, is a small town of about 750 people in Dumfries and Galloway (South West Scotland), on the north side of the Solway Firth. As the name indicates, it was once a fishing village and at one end of a ferry across the River Cree estuary to the former county town of Wigtown. Internationally, it is best known for its Country Music Festival and for being at the centre of filming for that unusual film The Wicker Man. However, the town is also in a central position for visitors to Galloway, Scotland's equivalent of Devon and Cornwall. Creetown is halfway between Dumfries and Stranraer, but is set back from the A75 trunk route, preserving its calm. Visitors staying in Creetown have excellent access by road to the many local attractions, as well as excellent views across the Solway and the Cree.

The Galloway Hills and the Solway Coast, are a favoured area for artists and novelists. Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, and the great poet Robert Burns, all knew this tranquil and now-forested area. Birdwatchers and walkers all find something to enjoy; there is a list of local Nature Reserves at There is a complete list of local Golf Courses in Dumfries & Galloway Golf Links .

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All text and images © 1999 Richard Edkins of Dalbeattie Internet.
Creetown, Scotland Website started 11th April 2000.
Last updated 24th July 2000.