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Introduction :

Before going further afield, visitors to Creetown may like to try some of the attractions near Creetown itself.

Exhibitions and Activities :

Barholm Mains Open Farm : Enjoy seeing traditional farm animals.
Telephone : 01671-820346.

Creetown Gem Rock Museum : This unusual all-weather museum and audio-visual display offers a fascinating insight into fossils, minerals, gemstones and the wonders of geology. Definitely one for all ages. Gift shop, parking and tearoom.
Telephone : 01671-820357. Fax : 01671-820554.
Website : http://www.gemrock.net. E-mail : From website.

The Cats Moustache Gallery :
54 St Johns Street, Creetown DG8 7JF.
The Cat's Moustache gallery offers original unique handmade arts and crafts from Scotland, the UK and beyond. The gallery stocks a wide range of paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolours, silk painting, calligraphy and lettercutting, ceramics, wood, glass, textiles and other handmade gifts. We run a regular series of exhibitions and demonstrations throughout the year, all of which are free.
Open: Saturdays and Sumdays 11am - 5pm, or by appointment.
Contact: Ruth Trevanion. Telephone : 01671 820577 / 01659 50680.
Website :www.thecatsmoustachegallery.co.uk. E-mail : rtrevanion@hotmail.com.

Creetown Visitors' Centre : History of Creetown and area, - granite quarries, shipping and social history. Display on Wigtown Bay Nature Reserve.
Telephone : 01671-820251.

Ferrytoon Carriage Services : Regular tourist drives in a four-wheeled carriage drawn by a Highland pony.
Telephone : 01671-820428.

Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet : 18th Century cotton mill. Working water wheel, crafts, tearoom, shop. Good dioramas of the social and industrial development of Gatehouse.
Telephone : 01557-814099.


Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments :

Cairn Holy Chambered Cairns, nr. Creetown : Two Neolithic chambered cairns, one possibly being a long barrow. About 6 miles east of Creetown. Managed by Historic Scotland. Interpretation boards. Free access. Parking adjacent. Good moorland views and birdwatching.
Telephone : 01387-770244 (Information). Fax : As phone.

Carsluith Castle, Carsluith : Small 16th century four-storied tower house of the Broun family. Parking adjacent. Guidebook from Cardoness Castle. Managed by Historic Scotland. Free access.
Telephone : 01387-770244 (Information). Fax : As phone.

Cardoness Castle, Gatehouse-of-Fleet : Well preserved early 16th century tower house of the McCulloch Barons of Cardoness. This infamous family of pirates and murderers lost the castle when Godfrey McCulloch was beheaded for murder in 1689. Managed by Historic Scotland. Entry fee.
Telephone : 01557-814427. Fax : As phone.


Other Attractions :

Cream o' Galloway : Childrens' adventure playground and excellent ice cream make this a joy for all ages. To be recommended ! Telephone : 01557-814040. 27th March to 31st October.

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All text and images © 1998-2000 Richard Edkins of Dalbeattie Internet.
This copy of the Attractions of South West Scotland website
Modified 17th March 2000.
Last updated 3rd October 2004.