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Galloway Forest Park

Address: Scotland
Phone Number: 01671 402420
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Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
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Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had a lovely long walk through a few highlighted forest trails. So peaceful we only met one very interesting local lady walking her dog who informed us that is the first time she had met anyone on that path for a long time! So truly far from the madding crowd!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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