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Galloway Forest Park

01671 402420
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Type: Forests
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a full day at Kirroughtree and it is wonderful. Fantastic walks with lots to see and a wildlife hide where the birds come really close and saw a red squirrel which made the day really special. Staff in visitors centre are very friendly and the food on offer is really good. A very special day

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A fantastic peaceful place which gave us a great relaxing weekend with no facilities, fresh air and some breathtaking scenery, even with the heavy rain and wind we had on the Saturday. The stars we could see at night due to no light pollution was absolutely breathtaking. The wildlife all around us, left us stunned and in awe of what... More

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

visited whilst on holiday and fell in love with the wild goats (a little disappointed as had read on internet that you couldnt feed them however sign on the enclosure just asked for healthy veg so wished had taken some ) Deer range was a dream,arrived just as park ranger was doing his last check (about 3.20pm ish) and he... More

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236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Parked at Stroan Bridge visitor centre - just a cafe really but fantastic toasties which we ate outside by the river. It's a lovely spot. We did the 5 mile yellow circular which was mostly enjoyable apart from a very boring half hour beside the river. The car park is £3 for the day which is very reasonable. A further... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Stunning views, lovely location. Excellent camping spots. Visitor centre had good food but disappointing regards information available.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A friendly, welcoming visitor centre, allows dogs in, which the main centre at Killoughtree doesn't. The food here is excellent - really good homemade cakes, scones etc. and the staff friendly. There aren't many walks from this centre, but the location is pretty, and there are tables outside if the weather is good enough.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We camped here for one night and it was fabulous. I don't think you are supposed to park overnight, but the woman we spoke to in the morning said they look the other way as long as you're well behaved (remember to take out EVERYTHING you bring in). There are even facilities you can camp near. We did buy a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

visitor centres are basically cafes with brouchers?? isnt that what a visitor centre is??and logging operations in a forest-the forestry main primary income...need i say more,everything clearly sign posted,thankypu forestry commission

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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We frequently pop in to the centre when driving past to go home or get to Glasgow. The recently upgraded building is light and airy with a comfortable a dining area and information section plus local produce for sale. Picnic seating is availble outside with stunning views over Clatteringshaws Loch to the Galloway Hills. Well worth a visit and highly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We spent a week exploring different areas of the park, but particularly around Kirroughtree as that was very close to where we were staying. The paths are clearly way-marked and the map was very helpful. Things to watch out for: * if you are going to visit the park by car, consider buying a fortnight's parking pass - much cheaper... More

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