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Galloway Activity Centre

Shirmers Bridge, Castle Douglas DG7 3NQ, Scotland
+44 1644 420626
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Owner description: Welcome to the Galloway Activity Centre. We are situated on the banks of Loch Ken in south west Scotland. We cater for families, individuals and groups alike.Here you will find details of our services & facilities including activities, courses, equipment hire, accommodation and holiday packages.Choose from: Sailing, Windsurfing, Powerboating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Outdoor Laser Combat Games, Archery, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Climbing and more...Our aim is to give you a memorable holiday in a safe and friendly family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

I came to Galloway for the two week fast track dinghy instructor course in August 2014. I got the train up from London so found difficulty getting to the centre but GAC kindly offered pick up from Dumfries station. The accommodation was good (and I sampled the cabins, the lodge and the house over my two weeks there). I was... More

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gac_lochken, Front Office at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us at the centre. We are always more than happy to help customers make there way to us for there courses. We are glad our instructors made your experience enjoyable, they are certainly good at teaching the skills needing to qualify as a Dingy Instructor and also good at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Went down in a group of 11 people and stayed in the bunkhouse. Staff were very welcoming and helpful with any of our questions. Had a little confusion when booking, however Richard was very helpful and we had this issue resolved to allow the weekend go as planned. With such a relaxed atmosphere we all felt at ease and weekend... More

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gac_lochken, Front Office at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comment. It’s so nice to hear you group felt and ease in the relaxed atmosphere of the centre. The weekend always tends to go by a little to fast when you are relaxed and having fun. We look forward to hearing from you all to book in for next year. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights camping in our van in mid september. Weather was beautiful which helped but the location is amazing and the facilities clean, well kept and close by the campsite. We were celebrating a birthday so for one night around 8 families all were able to camp in the same area overlooking the loch. Activities for... More

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gac_lochken, Front Office at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

We certainly do have one of the most beautiful camping locations, come rain or shine. But the beautiful sunny weather does help to add to its beauty. We are so glad that you and your family and friends enjoyed their stay with us, of course not forgetting all your four legged friends. Unfortunately your group was just shy of our... More

St. John's Town of Dalry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had our friends energetic 9 year old to entertain for a day, so outdoor activities seemed a good idea. It was short notice, but the staff managed to attach the lad to an existing group of 8. However we had to pay full price for two activities, a total of £48 for 3 hours entertainment for a child!!! The... More

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gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the note – of course it is always disappointing to get feedback like this but I hope we can learn from it. Yes, our mistake was trying to accommodate you when we had other people in (at zero notice) – in hindsight it would have been better (for you and us) to have refused. On the price front... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Went down with my wife three kids (and the dog) and stayed overnight in the Yurt so that the kids could take part on the wild swim on Loch Ken on Saturday 13th September. Once again everyone enjoyed sleeping in the yurt immensely. The wild swim event itself was extremely well co-ordinated and run by Richard with plenty of support... More

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gac_lochken, Front Office at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words; we were certainly blessed with a beautiful day for our swim, and it went so well with so many swimmers taking part. It was a pleasure to have your family stay with us during this time and we look forward to welcoming you all back very soon for another stay in one of our... More

Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I was fortunate enough to have stayed here overnight on a Land's End to John O'Groats bike ride. The staff is superb, extremely accommodating and helpful. Our group stayed in a variety of lodgings and everyone loved it. A great breakfast set us on our way! I'll certainly revisit again.

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Hi, many thanks for coming to stop with us during your journey. It was a pleasure to have you stay and we wish you all luck for the final (and best!) part of your journey. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visited 5th to 8th September staying in the log cabins. I arrived mid afternoon to be greeted by Jodie. Check in was swift, she personally showed me to my Cabin and explained the rest of the site. The cabins were ideal for my needs, very clean, simply furnished but comfortable, right by the Loch's edge. The activities there were extensive... More

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gac_lochken, Front Office at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We glad you enjoyed your stay. Are loch side cabin are certainly in a perfect location. We hope to welcome you to the centre again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We've just got back from a wonderful week away in the red kite eco bothie! Wonderfully basic accommodation - beautifully decorated! Lovely touches such as home made brownies to welcome your arrival! Set in a beautiful secluded location. Highlights included Sunset kayaking and late star gazing in the hot tub! Perfectly relaxing! Highly recommended

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gac_lochken, Front Office at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay in our Red Kite Eco Bothy. Sunset Kayaking and late night star gazing in the hot tub sounds just perfect. We hope to welcome you again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We held our wedding here on 30th August 2014. All of our family came up and stayed for the weekend in all the different types of accommodation and loved it. The activities are great and all of the staff very friendly and happy to assist you with whatever you need. The location is simply stunning and we had our idea... More

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gac_lochken, Front Office at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Is with great pleasure we had your Wedding here. It's lovely to know you are happy with the weekend, after all your happiness is the most important in a Wedding. Thank you so much for chose GAC for this Special date. Wishes of happy and long future. Hope to see you here again. Monica More

Dumfries
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We booked a yurt for last night and it was way beyond our expectations. Everything we needed was provided including firewood and coal for the woodburner. Staff were friendly and accommodating. More of our party arrived today and we loved our laser quest adventure in the woods with Greg he joined in to even up the numbers! We had use... More

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gac_lochken, Front Office at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to hear we exceeded your expectations. Our Yurt's are certainly an enjoyable experience. Greg very much enjoyed joining in on the Combat Laser Games. Hopefully we will welcome you and your group to the centre again soon. More

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