My wife and I have come to know and like this hotel. We were attracted by their advert which offered a star gazing weekend to coincide with our wedding anniversary. Irresistible! The hotel was as comfortable as ever with the usual high quality cooking. The star gazing was provided by Steve Owens, a freelance science communicator and astronomer, who took us to Dark Sky Park, a dedicated area of Galloway Forest. He was inspirational. We learned so much about the stars and came away enthused. The next star gazing break at Kirroughtree is 17-19 February 2012. Don't miss it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A country house hotel, a former private mansion house dating back to the 1700's, sitting within 8 acres of its own gardens, a golf course adjacent. It is located near to the picturesque town of Newton Stewart built on the banks of the River Cree, and is within walking distance of the Galloway forest and hills. There is not only a variety of walks around the town and through the forest, but great cycling tracks as well. Slightly further away are a number of historical sights and the Machar Peninsular. On the Machar peninsular you will find the Booktown of Wigtown famous for its annual book festival, picturesque ports, a cave that was occupied by an early Christian Missionary to the Area, a bird sanctuary and the furthest south whisky distillery in Scotland. The Mull of Galloway, the most southerly point in Scotland, is not far away with its bird life and views to Ireland and the Isle of Man. If the magical village of Brigadoon was to appear this is where it would be. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kirroughtree House Hotel Newton Stewart, Scotland
- Kirroughtree Hotel Newton Stewart