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Galloway Forest Park

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213 reviews 213 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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8 attraction reviews
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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
74 helpful votes 74 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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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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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

went here a few months back and it was amazing the peace fullness of the whole place and the scenery was spectacular we also went through there late at night to we could star gaze and what can i say it did not disappoint make sure to check it out on a clear night as you will see more stars... More

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Wolverhampton, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We spent several days exploring the park over the Easter weekend. We visited all three visitor centres. The Kirroughtree visitor centre was popular with our kids as there is a play area there. The Clatteringshaws centre has a picnic area with greats views of the loch. The visitor centres were all close to picnic areas and contained some interesting displays.... More

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We came here last year with our Cycling Group of ex forces veterans. It was interesting to observe the development plans and as the food and facilities in the surrounding areas are poor, the new Visitors Centres were planned to offer an upgrade of Food, Beverages and Facilities, what went wrong? The trails are demanding and the views and experience... More

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