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Got there early in the morning and walked to the beach. We had the place to ourselves and it was... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2019
Jacki B
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Walking from Garlieston to the Cruggleton Point and the ruins of Cruggleton Castle, we stumbled... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2019
Moira C
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Galloway House Galloway House Gardens | Garlieston, Newton Stewart DG8 8HF, Scotland
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

Got there early in the morning and walked to the beach. We had the place to ourselves and it was magical. A little piece of paradise.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jacki B
Reviewed August 4, 2019

Walking from Garlieston to the Cruggleton Point and the ruins of Cruggleton Castle, we stumbled upon Galloway Gardens. Calm and serene with wandering paths and the Handkerchief Tree. If you’re in the area it’s worth a visit. Take a picnic and enjoy the isolation. We’re...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

The gardens are lovely at this time of year, it is a little wild and unkempt in places but the walk down to Rigg Bay is lovely.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CreeNS3
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

We visited here 6 years ago, when on holiday near Wigtown, and decided it was time to revisit. I wanted to see the “handkerchief” tree & remembered that last time we had had trouble finding it. We never did this time! 🤷‍♀️. However the beach...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

We visited on a Saturday afternoon, had the place to ourselves as far as we could tell for first hour or so. Delightful gardens much to see and bonus a quiet beach, great place just to roam around . There's an honesty box in carpark,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

Great free garden with beautiful views across the bay when walking from Garlieston. Saw deer in the park. A nice couple of hours.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank alic43
Reviewed June 10, 2019

We walked round Rigg Bay a site for the construction/assembling of the Mulberry Harbours and the training of soldiers for the Normandy Landings. Today it is very peaceful with no trace of anything from WW2. It was a very peaceful and pleasant walk.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank phoenix021
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

What a hidden gem this is. Beautiful, quiet gardens to wander in and such a lovely walk along the coastal path and a private beach too and all for the grand sum of £3 to park the car! Finish your day off with a trip...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

These may not be the biggest stately home gardens in Galloway but they are a hidden gem. Tucked away in the almost tourist free Machars the gardens have some fine walks through specimen trees and bushes. They have a semi wild feel to them, which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

A charming and delightful gardens leading to a quiet and remote beach. Lovely anytime of the year...

Date of experience: July 2018
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Catherine M
October 7, 2018|
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Response from Palyniam | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Im not too sure as we went in June. I must say that they are well worth the visit and the beach is so close too. This is a good site for info. gallowayhousegardens
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pandehaseldine
June 24, 2018|
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Response from Mairhaich | Reviewed this property |
If you come out the car park and turn left there is a paved Riad that leads quite a way down to the beach, before turning into a rough shod riad and then a path. At the end of this there is a slightly steep rough path down... More
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Susan L
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Yes both the garden and beach are dog friendly.
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