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“Art centre” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tolbooth Art Centre

Tolbooth Art Centre
High St., Kirkcudbright, Scotland
+44-1557-33-15-56
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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Art centre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

There are a range of differing exhibitions at different times of the year, so worth more than one visit. I have visited the cafe on a few occassions and only once found a seat. This is not because it is very busy, but because several of the chairs are used to display leaflets rather than seat people. The layout also means that one person will 'use' 4 seats by sitting having a coffee. So unless you want to share the table with a stranger, you may choose to go elsewhere.

The building has changed significantly since it featured in the Wickerman film. It was also used in a small budget film filmed about 5-6 years ago as well. I cant recall its name. The building is great. Lovely. Stories that this place could close down saddened me. It would be a great loss if it did.

Visited April 2012
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Taipei, Taiwan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Go!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

Free entry!
Great pictures and photos! Friendly staff who are happy to help! Have a good look around at you own pace.

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Kirkcudbright
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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“Local attraction to us but we visit regularly.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Interesting building you can get lost in! Used to be a gaol and John Paul Jones was there for a while accused of murder. Reasonable exhibitons in the upstairs, small coffee lounge with a great KBT painting on the wall. Quirky and worth a visit.

Visited May 2012
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Scotland/Portugal
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154 reviews 154 reviews
94 attraction reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
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“The Old Tolbooth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Apart from being a really old and interesting building, there is always at least one art exhibition. Look out for bits and pieces on the way up the stairs. There is a coffee shop and you can purchase a lot of interesting books and souvenirs of the area, as well as leaflets on what is on/coming up.

Visited July 2012
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Lake Stevens, Washington
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Rotating art exibits.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We arrived here to see some wonderfull paintings and learned about the starts of this "Artists Town". The building is so full of history, and on a more current trend, they make great coffee here too. JPJ was also held here at one time.

Visited June 2012
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