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Galloway Forest Park

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Address: | Creebridge, DG8 6AJ, Scotland
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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We are fairly local to Kirroughtree, visiting the Centre on a fairly regular basis as a coffee or breakfast stop. Although we do not visit to use the wonderful cycle trails... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We are fairly local to Kirroughtree, visiting the Centre on a fairly regular basis as a coffee or breakfast stop. Although we do not visit to use the wonderful cycle trails, the beauty that surrounds the Centre is insurmountable, and the perfect place if you are an avid cyclist or enjoy walking. There is plenty educational information for the kids... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I loved the national park. It was clearly sign posted and had a car park for every attraction. We went to the dark sky park at night where you can see thousands of stars. It is amazing. It's so dark but that's the beauty of it. We also went to the red deer park, saw red deer... More 

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Birkirkara, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

An ideal day out for all the family. The views through Glen of the bar are unmissable. The Visitor Centres are a must as well.

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Rochester, kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I was staying near Largs so for me it was over 1 1/2 hours drive but I'm very glad I did. We came here especially to see the stars. Arrived to the most amazing sunset and stayed long enough to see the Milky Way etc. But it was so cold! We only had a short walk due to the failing... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We took the carrick forest drive for our journey through Galloway forest and we weren't disappointed. We stopped at some amazing views along the 6 mile drive and then had a picnic on the banks of loch doon. I'd really recommend seeing the forest park this way if your short on time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Something for everyone, even if you don't get out of car the scenery is beautiful, lots of places to stop & do your thing

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Hibaldstow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A plethora of well maintained and well signposted paths call out to you as you travel through, encouraging you to come back again and again to try the different routes. Lots of different attractions within the park including landmarks like Robert the Bruce's stone and chances to see animals like red deer and wild goats close up. Visitor centres look... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This huge forest park is endlessly beautiful and you keep thinking that you are lost when you are driving through it, especially when that low lying Scottish mist comes down, which is frequently. We very rarely come across other vehicles, except for those enormous log carrying trucks, usually also pulling a trailer stacked up to the skies with yet more... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We went for a walk, expecting a two hour walk with some pretty sights. But first we stopped at Glenwood visitor centre, where we couldn't resist haggis and cheese toasties. So good and filling, too! Our dogs had a sip of water, provided fresh at the vc. We also got a print out of nearby walks an basic information from... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A great two days walking the forest trails at the two main centres. Great views over Clatteringshaws Lock from a short walk from the centre by the Loch. If you are into mountain bikes then the centre near Palnure, Newton Stewart has brilliant trails. We walked them this time but hopefully we will get chance to return with ours. Both... More 

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