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Galloway Forest Park

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Address: Scotland
Phone Number: 01671 402420
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Great selection of walks and activities for all abilities

We visited the Glentrool area of the park on two occasions during our visit and also drove the long and winding route from Stariton to Glentrool. The road surface could be much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Scotland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited the Glentrool area of the park on two occasions during our visit and also drove the long and winding route from Stariton to Glentrool. The road surface could be much improved. On the first visit it was rather wet but we had an enjoyable experience at the Glentrool Visitor Centre where the young lady assistant looked after us... More 

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Cheshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Had a disappointing visit for lunch. The new centre is lovely, the staff were great. However, I had a hot chocolate and a sausage morning roll. The hot chocolate was almost cold and the bread roll was dry, flaky and crispy like it had been left warming in the oven for far too long. The Lorne sausage on it had... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Stopped off here for a walk with the dog then decided to have a coffe and a bite to eat. I ordered 2 slices of quiche and 2 latte coffee's. I was asked if I wanted salad with the quiche but said no. When I went to pay for the food I was charged over £18, when I asked if... More 

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Denby Dale, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We started our visit with the Red Deer Ranger Talk at the Red Deer Range, where we saw the deer being fed and the children had chance to feed them by hand through the fence. The ranger was very informative and it was well worth the small fee. We then spent the day exploring the forest. It is a huge... More 

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Cockermouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went here on Easter Monday 2015 as we had been last summer and enjoyed it. Lovely position next to the lock. The food, baked potatoes with prawns and hot drink was really good. Very busy being a bank holiday but the staff were so good. Will visit again.

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Dumfries & Galloway
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

stopped at the visitor centre for a bite to eat. The place has been refurbished and is bright and airy. The service is good and the food is good too. On making our way to the tea room there is a sign boasting about the quality of the coffee and I must say that it is excellent- I feel we... More 

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scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very busy place. Not enough seating. Cups were dirty but replaced upon pointing it out. Tables were not being cleared down very efficiently. Nice location but more could be done to improve speed of service. We would go back.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We visited the Clatteringshaw Loch visitors centre and enjoyed a warm welcome along with tea and scones. They also provide great carryout service in eco-friendly and well thought out containers. There was plenty of information regarding the forest and the staff were very friendly and informative. We followed that by a visit to the Red Deer Park and Wild Goat... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Spent a spectacular day here with my husband last week. The weather was gorgeous which just meant that we saw the scenery at its very best. We stopped at Clatteringshaws Loch and took the short walk to Bruce's Stone. The wildlife centre at this loch was informative and it had a small cafe and toilets. There is seating both inside... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited the Galloway Forest Park while we were on holiday and loved the whole area, Clatteringshaws Visitors Centre served lovely food and is a stunning spot overlooking the loch. We sat outside on our first visit at one of the picnic tables and the second time we sat in the light and airy visitors centre, Kirroughtree is another stunning... More 

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