Many years ago Palnackie was once a thriving port but is now a quiet little village renowned for its annual World Flounder Tramping Championship. The village is surrounded by stunning landscape, great walks and of course the beautiful Solway Coast.
Scotland’s only round tower is a stroll away whilst Threave Castle is an exciting prospect but you’ll have to pay a visit to discover why!
For those who enjoy a good walk, highly recommended is the White Port a little sandy beach to be shared by the occasional oyster catcher! You could just leave the car and enjoy a different walk each day but with the many other temptations on offer this would be difficult!
The area is a haven for mountain biking with the highly acclaimed 7Stanes on offer at 5 great venues in the county. The surrounding area also offers great cycling opportunities for those who just want to unwind. The Galloway Forest Park is the UK’s largest and it offers mile after mile of off-road paths skirting lochs and moorland and spectacular sightings of wildlife. The Galloway Forest Park holds lots of secrets but the most amazing one is its status as one of only four places in the World where you can view the night sky so clearly. So come and stay and open your eyes to one of the most awesome sights.
For walkers the area is unbeatable and the Galloway Hills although not as lofty as those in the Highlands offer some seriously challenging adventures without the crowds!
Throughout the year there is something on offer for everyone, from the acclaimed Spring Fling, Wigtown’s Book Festival, various music events, arts and crafts, Kirkcudbright’s annual tattoo, to walking festivals and great jazz. All this and over 200 miles of dramatic coastline, a beautiful landscape and a temperate climate.