, the national tourism agency for Scotland, offers a wide range of information and detail on Newton Stewart via the Tourist Board web site.
is a small market town situated 50 miles from Dumfries in the east and 25 miles from Stranraer in the West along the A75. The town sits on the banks of the River Cree and is surrounded by the Galloway hills.Newton Stewart was named after its founder William Stewart, son of the Earl of Galloway. It is close to the coast but also a favourite for hill walkers as it is near to the
hills and forest park.
Galloway Forest Park
has some of the most dramatic scenery in the south of Scotland. There is a wealth of wildlife, red and roe deer in the forest and hills. Wild goats thrive on the rocky slopes. This is a very popular area for visitors and locals alike.
Fishing is available on the River Cree and other activities nearby include: golfing, cycling, wind surfing, quad biking and lots more. For rainy days the town offers a
(with exhibits on textiles, local photographs, etc),
Doll's House Museum
(with over 50 doll's houses) and gift shop.
Visitors can book accommodation in Newton Stewart online via the VisitScotland.com site: