Kirkcudbright Town Kirkcudbright – Artists` Town. The light and colours of this historic harbour town make it a haven for artists and tourists alike. A vibrant summer programme of entertainment culminates in the Floodlit Tattoo, complete with massed pipe bands. Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455, Kirkcudbright has always been supported by a busy fishing trade. Behind the harbour the streets have housed generations of creative artists, a tradition maintained today by a flourishing colony of painters and craftworkers. This has led to it being called “The Artists’ Town” Other well known features of the town are the pastel coloured houses and wide streets. We have a wide selection of mainly family owned shops where almost everything can be got, and parking is free all over town. Although Kirkudbright itself is on the estuary of the River Dee, there is an excellent beach – Dhoon Beach a mile or two along the coast. The beach is great for bathing and has views of the lighthouse on Ross Island. New Kirkcudbright Gallery opens 2018.
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is a place where cooperation and collaboration between people from all walks of life will show that a sustainable way of living is not only possible but already happening.
Central Galloway has a great deal to offer visitors. There are several fine small towns that serve as excellent bases, whether you choose Castle Douglas, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dalbeattie, or picturesque Kirkcudbright.
From walking and cycling to fishing, mountain biking and golfing, there’s so much to do in Dumfries & Galloway’s outdoor playground, so tee off, saddle up or get your motor running – just get out there, get active and enjoy.
Here you will find lots to do in our area. We list all kinds of events and activities, exhibitions, workshops and attractions and we are sure you will find something to suit everyone. The list isn’t exhaustive.
Come to the Cocoabean for a day full of fun for all the family. Kids make chocolate creations in our interactive workshops and explore the extensive indoor play areas, outdoor play areas and soft play.