Visiting New Galloway? You’re in for a treat


Set on the edge of Galloway Forest Park, New Galloway is the perfect location for exploring south-west Scotland. From family holidays to romantic breaks; adventure, history, culture or tranquility – we’ve got it covered.

New Galloway is the smallest Royal Burgh in Scotland and, with a community shop, post office, cafes, hotels, churches, castle, golf course, park and arts centre, there’s plenty to do right here!

When you visit the rest of Dumfries and Galloway, it’s a picturesque journey whichever route you take – to Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Newton Stewart, Ayr, Dumfries and beyond. With the region’s market towns, fishing ports, castles, beaches, art galleries, activities and more on its doorstep, New Galloway is the ideal holiday base.

It is also on the Red Kite Trail, so keep your eyes peeled for these beautiful birds of prey. You’re very likely to see one or two during your holiday here.

Come and see us soon!

What’s going on

There’s always something happening right here.

  • The CatStrand: Situated in the middle of the village, the CatStrand is billed as one of Scotland’s most contemporary performance and meeting spaces. With music, art and exhibitions throughout the year, check out What’s on when you’re on holiday here.


  • The Town Hall: At the other end of the main street you’ll find this historic building with it’s striking clock tower. It hosts a range of activities and events, and can even be open by prior arrangement so you can see the beautiful interior and impressive painting. Click here to take a look at their website.


  • The Scottish Alternative Games: Held in the park in New Galloway on the first Sunday in August every year and described as the Lowland alternative to the better known Highland Games, this is a fun day out for all the family. With unique sporting events such as the Gird n’Cleek and Hurlin the Curlin Stane, plus music, craft stalls, food and drink, you’ll get to be part of a fantastic experience and even have the chance to win a genuine World Champion title! Click here to read about the recent winner of the Gird n’Cleek.


Public amenities

  • Children’s play park
  • Dog-walking park
  • Public toilets
  • Tearoom / Cafe
  • Primary School
  • Community Firestation
  • Community owned Shop
  • Community owned Town Hall
  • Post Office


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