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The Galloway Forest Park Red Deer Range

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great access to some special beasts with knowledgeable wardens

Always a joy to see the deer up close and in their own habitat. Great surrounding and a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gatehouse of Fleet, United Kingdom

We had a great time here! We brought carrots with us to feed the deer and they were quickly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katie H
Paisley, United Kingdom
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Deer range The Queen's Way, Castle Douglas DG8 7BL, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a joy to see the deer up close and in their own habitat. Great surrounding and a wonderful drive to get there.

Thank MNH72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time here! We brought carrots with us to feed the deer and they were quickly devoured! My 2 year old daughter loved feeding them, watching them walking around and listening to the stag shouting! 😂

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a wet windy October Wednesday whilst in area. Went into the hide and was blown away with the amount of deer there , especially the 4 stags. Having been tipped off to take a bag of carrots ... a fantastic 90 minutes of...More

Thank littletuppence
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My living room theme at home is pretty much based around woodland animals and I have many stag pictures/ornaments - so to finally get to meet one of these beautiful animals for real was amazing :) Currently holidaying in Newton Stewart, this place isn’t far...More

Thank WelshBunnie
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We met the Red Deer yesterday with Ranger Hugh and it was a great experience. We learned so much and it was great to hand feed them, and overall it was a really fun and informative visit :-)

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

A great experience. Hand feed the deer and find out about the herd with knowledge and passionate rangers

Thank mazfc
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Take some carrots or chopped apple with you. If the deer are up the hill side, just hold the bag up and shake it, they'll soon come down! You can sit in the cabin and drop the window down to feed them, or stand outside...More

Thank Wayne F
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Visited yesterday and loved it so much we went back again today. We took some carrots today and the stag came to the little window to receive them. Amazing experience and unless you want to enter the enclosure at 12 noon, it’s free. We felt...More

Thank LinaYorkshire
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The hide is just a step from the car park. A group of red deer were just outside the windows, clearly expecting to be fed and others a short distance grazing on the hillside. Just outside the hide are small openings in the fencing where...More

Thank ionay1
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Staying in the area for a few days and friendly staff at the local supermarket suggested the red deer range. Having been advised to take a bag of carrots, we were prepared, although still amazed by the appetite of one hungry stag who happily ate...More

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March 24, 2018|
Response from GEMMA H | Reviewed this property |
Free to get in, the carpark for the red deer bit is also free but if you visit the visitor centre a bit further along then you pay about £3 for all day parking!
Moyra D
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Moyra D |
Thanks for getting back to me on this - great! Good forSpike! :o)