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Galloway Forest Park

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Phone Number: 01671 402420
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Lots to see and do.

We ventured here in search of Golden Eagles, although we were not fortunate enough. However, we did witness a Peregrine Falcon hunting on one of the many off-road drives. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Serin349
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Cheshire, United Kingdom

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ventured here in search of Golden Eagles, although we were not fortunate enough. However, we did witness a Peregrine Falcon hunting on one of the many off-road drives. The views are amazing throughout the park, ranging from Lochs and rivers to natural Scottish woodland. And there are plenty of walks and drives (depending on what you would rather) to... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This place is an experience not to be missed we visited the forest on a very wet day expectations were low as was the cloud however the clouds suddenly parted to reveal what can only be described as an awsome view of stars and whatever else is in the sky at night will certainly be returning in the future

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1 Thank tony h
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

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 

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Thank lozzarose
Leeds, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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 

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Thank margaret h
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

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.

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1 Thank RachelDunsdon
St Monans, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

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.

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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 

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Thank Donna P
England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 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 

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Thank MollyR24
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank James H
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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