Locally known as the artists' town, Kirkcudbright is situated on the shores of the Northern Solway, 25 miles to the west of Dumfries. In the summer, Kirkcudbright is renowned for its summer festivities, ranging from medieval fayres, organised historic walks and classic car rallies, to Scottish nights. The town holds an art exhibition every summer in the town hall. In the month of August, Kirkcudbright holds a Tattoo and Jazz festival for those who enjoy music. The area around Kirkcudbright is great for those who wish to explore the rustic countryside, with outdoor activities such as cycling and walking being popular local pastimes. The other local pastime is golf and there are many golf courses in the surrounding area. If you are an energetic traveller, then why not make use of the numerous hill walking guides, mountain bike guides and horse riding centres available in the surrounding area. The other main hobby of the locals is fishing and there are many rivers and fisheries that you can visit if you wish to do a little fishing whilst on holiday. If you are looking for a less energetic holiday, then why not visit some of the local museums or historical sites. Kirkcudbright itself is home to the Stewartry Museum, housing many items connected to the surrounding area. Slightly further afield are other museums worth visiting, including the David Coulthard museum, the Robert Burns Centre and Dalbeattie Museum. If you love castles, then you will be spoilt for choice in the surrounding area, with many places to visit including Orchardton Tower, Dundrennan Abbey, Cardoness Castle, Threave Castle and Maclellan's Castle.
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