The Local Area
Dumfries & Galloway, in South West Scotland, boasts a diverse coastline, sandy beaches and lush forests. Enjoy outdoor activities, explore history and culture, savour delicious food, and more during your break here.
Gatehouse of Fleet
The closest village to High Point is Gatehouse of Fleet, a picturesque village in Dumfries and Galloway, nestled amid scenic landscapes. With inviting cafes, galleries, and a range of local amenities, Gatehouse of Fleet welcomes visitors to explore its coastal surroundings and enjoy the rich cultural experiences the village has to offer.
A short drive away lies the charming town of Kirkcudbright, boasting a picturesque harbor adorned with fishing boats, along with an array of galleries and shops. The town is home to a butcher, bakeries, cozy cafes, inviting pubs, a vet surgery, two small supermarkets and several takeaways.
Kirkcudbright is known as the ‘Artists Town’ and has plenty of art galleries to enjoy. Throughout August, every Thursday is transformed into a lively Scottish Night, featuring pipe bands, spirited Scottish dancing, and a plethora of outdoor entertainment.
Castle Douglas proudly holds the title of Scotland's Food Town, evident in the diverse shops concentrated mainly on King Street, the primary thoroughfare. As a bustling market town with a lively livestock market, it draws people from the surrounding regions. Castle Douglas offers a comprehensive list of culinary delights from restaurants, food shops, and cafes to butchers and bakers. However, its retail landscape extends beyond food, encompassing a broad spectrum of independent shops and national retailers.
Delicious ice cream made at a local farm. Cream o' Galloway Visitor Centre and Cafe has recently re-opened under new management. The opening hours are 10 am-4 pm daily.