Top 10 Things to do in Gatehouse of Fleet, United Kingdom (UK)

November 1, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Discover the best top things to do in Gatehouse of Fleet, United Kingdom (UK) including Laggan Outdoor, The Cocoabean Company, Broughton House & Garden, Threave Garden, Creetown Gem Rock Museum, Bellymack Hill Farm - Kite Feeding Station, Cream O' Galloway, Kirkcudbright VisitScotland iCentre, Cairnholy Chambered Cairns Ravenshall, David Coulthard Museum.
Restaurants in Gatehouse of Fleet

1. Laggan Outdoor

Laggan, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2ES, Scotland
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 558 reviews

Laggan Outdoor

Laggan Outdoor offer indoor and outdoor adventure activities for all the family. We offer something for everyone be it one of Europes longest Zip wires or Archery, Grass Sledging and Jeep driving, to the more extreme Mountain Balling, Mountain Boarding, Segway tours or Clay Pigeon Shooting. We're open all year round, but please do book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Reviewed By Fiona L

What a place to arrive to! What a view outside our snug! A very enjoyable experience.
The solway Coast was spectacular; the Laggan Outdoor activity centre a fantastic place to explore with lots on offer; the Base Camp Cafe food was delicious & our sea view snug.... amazing!! Built to such a high standard, we had such a relaxing stay and would encourage everyone to come stay here.

2. The Cocoabean Company

Twynholm DG6 4NP, Scotland
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 611 reviews

The Cocoabean Company

Chocolate workshops for children with extensive indoor and outdoor play areas. Fully functioning Café and chocolate shop.

Reviewed By Scotchick06 - Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom

Thought it might actually about making chocolate from the road signs so we decided to visit. Not really much there other than kids play areas and a cafe. We stayed for a drink and a cake but it really wasn’t anything special. We wouldn’t go back.

3. Broughton House & Garden

12 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX, Scotland +44 1557 330437
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Broughton House & Garden

Reviewed By ashovercouple - Sedgefield, United Kingdom

Broughton House and Garden in Kirkcudbright is a little gem – even in the rain! I have to be honest and say that I had never heard of the artist Edward Atkinson Hornel who died in 1933 but I have to admit that I am now a great admirer of his work, particularly his Japanese paintings. Hornel lived at Broughton House for much of his life and it’s impossible to disagree with a description of the building as ‘a fit dwelling for what it contains, a wonderful and probably unrivalled collection of the history and literature, the folklore and romance of the storied land of Galloway’. We visited in the rain and were not able to enjoy the garden as much as we undoubtedly would have done had the sun been shining. Having said that, the view across the water from the end of the garden was a delight. All in all, a great place to visit.

4. Threave Garden

Off A75 1km (1/2 mile) west of Castle Douglas, Castle Douglas DG7 1RX, Scotland +44 1556 502575
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 396 reviews

Threave Garden

Reviewed By Bill R - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Since our last visit in April we can see some good improvements and nice to see Gardens in full bloom.Good opportunity to Purchase some home grown vegetables as well as plants. Beautiful walks around these Gardens and Gardens are so well looked after. Excellent choice to eat or drink in Cafe.

5. Creetown Gem Rock Museum

Chain Road, Creetown DG8 7HJ, Scotland +44 1671 820357
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 212 reviews

Creetown Gem Rock Museum

Reviewed By scourtnadge - Glasgow, UK

An 'oldy worldly' museum with some incredibly passionate and knowledge staff. The gems themselves are impressive and the 'cave' display is fun but thought it would really benefit from some more displays on the geological explanation behind how these are made. The explanations are there but they aren't as accessible as they might be from a more modern display. That said, your knowledge gap can be closed by just chatting to the staff. The quiz for the kids was good and the prize of a small stone or dinosaur bone was superb (highlight for the kids).
A note is that the shop is superb, arguably better than the museum. Some great bargains as well as impressive decorative mineral art.

6. Bellymack Hill Farm - Kite Feeding Station

Off the B795 Road, Laurieston, Castle Douglas DG7 2PJ, Scotland +44 1556 670464
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Bellymack Hill Farm - Kite Feeding Station

Reviewed By Suzi S

Had a fantastic wee afternoon here watching the kites being fed. Was fascinating! Well worth the £5 per adult. And the kids were free!!

7. Cream O' Galloway

Rainton, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DR, Scotland +44 1557 814040
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 642 reviews

Cream O' Galloway

Deliciously good fun for all. Taste our range of luxury dairy ice creams and dairy-free sorbets, visit our organic farm and explore the nature trails to see beautiful scenery and wildlife. There's action and adventure with our adrenaline pumping slides, pedal karts, Go Boing - our fabulously bouncy nets, our unique woodland adventure playground and indoor play areas.You can explore the nature trails, do some wildlife spotting in our hide or take part in one of our special wildlife events. There's a designated dog walk where your canine friends can run free and walkers with dogs under control are welcome on the green or purple waymarked nature trails. There are events taking place every day we're open at Cream o' Galloway and lots of special events that run at particular times of the year, such as Meet the Lambs in Spring or Ready Steady Freeze in Summer where you get to make your own ice cream from scratch. Our most popular events are the Farm & Creamery Tour and the Ice Cream Tasting Experience which are available each day we are open. Open daily from end of March to October.

Reviewed By Mr-J-Berg - Cowdenbeath, United Kingdom

On arrival we were told that the adults could supervise without cost and that we would have to pay for the child, which was fine.
But discovered after paying that you only needed to pay if you wanted to use the zip slide, the drop slide and the go carts. Then to pay extra for crazy golf... think the pricing structure needs to be looked at and the disorganised description of paying clearly and concisely described.
The play area was good and we all had an enjoyable time.
Lunch was a disappointment. We walked in to the cafe to be told to take a seat. Which we did to discover we still had to go up to the till to order. The food was disappointing.
We had a snack box for the child which consisted of a small roll that was definitely not fresh. The adults chose a hot dog and the cheese and tomato quiche.
The hotdogs were poor containing two plain beef sausages smothered in a yellow orange coloured substance... definitely not cheese unless it was cheep fondue style stuff. The cheese and tomato quiche wasn’t any better as it lacked cheese.
The biggest disappointment was the ice cream. The woman server was not customer friendly as she was grumpy when given more than one order of ice cream at a time.
I asked for vanilla but don’t think the scoop was cleaned as I had a salted caramel style taste throughout.
Definitely won’t be back in a hurry.

8. Kirkcudbright VisitScotland iCentre

Harbour Square, Kirkcudbright DG6 4HY, Scotland +44 1557 330494
Excellent
68%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Kirkcudbright VisitScotland iCentre

Kirkcudbright iCentre is located in the Harbour Square car park close to the town centre where our staff are always on hand to give friendly help and advice ensuring you make the most of your time in this lovely part of Scotland. The harbour town of Kirkcudbright is situated in the centre of Dumfries & Galloway. Known as the “Artists' Town”, there are many galleries to visit including Broughton House, Tolbooth Art Centre and the Harbour Cottage Gallery. MacLellan’s Castle proudly overlooks the many local independent shops, cafés and restaurants Kirkcudbright has to offer. Our iCentre is staffed by people who are passionate about sharing their knowledge of Kirkcudbright and beyond. We can book accommodation and trips to both Ireland and the Isles. We stock many maps and books to help you plan ahead for your stay and also sell local produce and gift items, including Harris Tweed and Heather Gems which are proudly made in Scotland.

Reviewed By Travelartgolf - Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

We were so glad we began our half day visit here - the location is very close to the main highlights to see and the river. There is a public parking lot here. If it is full, on street parking can be found, as that...MoreThank you for leaving us such a great review, I am delighted we managed to help you! Our advisors pride themselves on their excellent knowledge and love to share it. Regards Gillian

9. Cairnholy Chambered Cairns Ravenshall

Creetown, Scotland
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Cairnholy Chambered Cairns Ravenshall

Reviewed By The-Old-Scribe - Derby, United Kingdom

These ancient sites were constructed with amazing accuracy and are remote enough to remain reasonably well preserved. Their position aligns very specifically with features of the landscape and positions of the Sun and stars at various significant times of the year. It must have taken long observation and marking out over several seasons for our ancestors to arrange these stones so that they served as an accurate calendar which usefully predicts the changing seasons at a time when the changing day lengths would have seemed
We can only speculate how such sites were used, and the cliche "possibly ritual" is a cop out that limits our speculation.
The stones feature marks which align with shadows cast by the other stones. We met Joseph, a regular visitor to the stones (most days apparently) recording the position of the sun and shadows, to test hypotheses by observation. He was able to point out features we hadn't noticed and engage in lively speculation about how the great accuracy could have been so achieved.
These two monuments (and a less documented group of stones nearby) are essential viewing for those with antiquarian interests. Car parking is possible right by the sites but better at the foot of the hill, by the old bridge, better to enjoy the walk up, noticing the features of the landscape and enjoying the river and trees.

10. David Coulthard Museum

Ashland, Twynholm DG6 4NP, Scotland +44 1557 860608
Excellent
61%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
6%
Terrible
20%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 58 reviews

David Coulthard Museum

Reviewed By Andy and Kath M - Nuneaton, United Kingdom

With the family safely ensconced in the Chocolate Factory next door, two of us nipped off to the David Coultard Museum housed next door. It's a little overpriced for its size, however it is stuffed with DC memorabilia from his early carting days to his glory days in F1. Any visit here will not take long but for die hard F1 fans it is a great place to discover some snippets of knowledge that are not generally known about Davids career.

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