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Galloway Forest Park

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Address: Scotland
Phone Number: 01671 402420
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Beautiful, shame about the cloud!

Apart from the road you are driving on this park is natural and unspoiled. We went initially to look at stars as the unspoiled nature of the park makes it a great place to look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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English first
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Apart from the road you are driving on this park is natural and unspoiled. We went initially to look at stars as the unspoiled nature of the park makes it a great place to look up, sadly the cloud had other ideas. Stopping off at a few points to take photos was enough as the sights truly are something to... More 

Thank lozzarose
Leeds, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in November and the colours were beautiful even in the mist and rain. . It's gorgeous scenery with Clatteringshaws loch there too. The wild goat park is great and you can see the goats up on the hills if you look carefully. The red deer hide is fantastic and you get some fabulous close up views of the... More 

Thank margaret h
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in autumn. Good colours. They charge to park at the information centres but repay the money if you buy something in the cafe. Some great views and drives. Didn't walk very far this time.

Thank RachelDunsdon
St Monans, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The scenery is amazing - lochs, rivers, moors, hills and autumnal decidious forest. Visit the red deer and mountain goats but bring binoculars. Facinating! We would like fo see the red kites during our next visit to this stunning area of Scotland.

Thank scottishfisherlass
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Booked for my husband, myself and 15 year old son to go on a star gazing event at Clattershaws visitor centre in Galloway forest park. Excellent warm reception from staff especially Alan, lovely home made soup and sandwiches before an interesting talk about the importance of the dark sky park and light pollution, unfortunately when it was time to go... More 

Thank Donna P
England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Wild Goat Park This is on the A712 not far from Newton Stewart. If the goats are not near the fence they can be very difficult to see but it is worth looking for them. If you have binoculars take them with you. Red Deer Range This is also on the A712 near to the Clatteringshaws Visitors Centre. Again binoculars... More 

Thank MollyR24
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

By far the best scenery and landscapes in the area without going into the highlands. Truly a wonderful place to visit, especially with the camera.

Thank James H
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

If you like walking in the countryside, and taking scenic photographs, then visiting Galloway Forest Park is a must! (Your own transport is also essential to fully enjoy the Park, and don't expect to see it all in one day!) There is a variety of walks, of differing difficulties, so there is something to suit every ability, including the disabled.... More 

2 Thank Peter G
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I went wild camping with a few friends about 45 minutes walk from Bruce's Stone car park towards Merrick. We (very luckily) had perfect weather and had an amazing time enjoying the scenery. During the day we hiked up Merrick which has some of the most incredible views in Scotland - you can see Ayr to the North, the Moffat... More 

1 Thank WiggedyWotsit
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We went last year and we had the best time. Clear skies and clear air, no pollution! The walks in the forest of Galloway were amazing and fun, plus the views you cannot get anywhere else, in my own opinion. Go and do the dark skies viewing, clear skies and see all the stars in their glory. Clatteringshaw is part... More 

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