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“Vibrant venue in the Glenkens”
Review of CatStrand

CatStrand
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: CatStrand Arts & Visitor Centre is a unique venue in the historic Royal Burgh of New Galloway at the gateway to the Galloway Forest Park. Gift Shop specialising in local arts and crafts/ Licensed café serving light lunches and home baking/ Outdoor seating area/ Year round programme of cinema, music, theatre & dance events/ Art exhibitions/ Local & regional information/ Free wi-fi/ Open 7 days.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Castle Douglas
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Vibrant venue in the Glenkens”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We've visited this venue many times for musical events..........from Bennie Gallagher (remember Gallagher & Lyle?), to Salsa Celtica, to Lau. All World class acts in an intimate setting. The seating arrangements are strangely organised so we get there early. In the summer the auditorium can be pretty warm but otherwise a great and friendly venue.

Visited November 2013
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good local art and nice coffee”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

I called in late afternoon and the place was full of life - the cafe was comfortable and there was some interesting art on display. The food was fresh and the staff all interested and friendly. Great to see the building so full of life!

Visited January 2014
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Thank Richard M
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
337 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Nice lunch in the cafe”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Nice friendly staff, nice food, nice wee shop to browse in. There seems to be a lot of different events going on & I hope to go back soon. Also baby friendly.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Northernlass13
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Gretna Green, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Fascinating place with lots to do”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

I took three friends yesterday, and though there was not a lot going on (well it is late October!) the shop has some of the most unusual items anyone looking for something different to buy as a gift will almost certainly find it here - and the prices are not exorbitant either. The café, where we had a sandwich, is lovely. The service is excellent, and the home made bread that the sandwiches were made with is an experience in itself. Wonderful hardly covers it. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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New Galloway, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Cafe in here wow so good”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

All good in here food lovely , staff lovel helpfull , it's great be back .haggis n cheese panni a classic , n the sones wow n the prices exceptional .

Visited October 2013
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Thank hopinmad
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