Isle of WHithorn harbour near Cults Cottage

Local Activities and Visitor Attractions

The Machars peninsula in Wigtownshire is a very scenic part of the world, and a popular way to take in the natural beauty of the area is on walks and/or bike excursions, which we can happily arrange for you.


WALKING:
A varied selection of Wigtownshire walks can be found on the WalkHighlands website.
In May each year, there is the Newton Stewart Walking Festival, a week-long programme of guided walks and social events, celebrating the rich variety of landscapes on offer in Galloway.


BIKING / CYCLING:
Seven Stanes Mountain Biking
in Galloway Forest Park; seven mountain biking trail centres across the south of Scotland. The nearest centres are at Kirroughtree & Glentrool. World-class mountain biking trails through forests, hills and south west Scotland's coastline.


ASTRONOMY:
There is no 'light pollution' whatsoever at Cults - it is therefore ideal for star gazing.
We can also arrange visits to the local Galloway Astronomy Centre and the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park.


WILDLIFE & BIRD WATCHING:
Ospreys have returned to Galloway in recent years and can be viewed in summer months on CCTV from the Ranger's Room on the top floor of the County Buildings in Wigtown.

Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest LNR in Britain and is a popular spot for bird watching. Many species can be found including wild geese and swans.

Other popular spots for wildlife and bird watching include:

Dumfries & Galloway Wildlife Festival is an annual series of events which occur over 2 weeks across the area. Events include wildlife watching, craft fairs, nature trials, and Easter activities.


GOLF:
Golf is an enjoyable sport to play whilst enjoying the scenic surroundings of Galloway. The nearest courses are:


FISHING
Cults Cottage is just 3.5 miles from the Isle of Whithorn where fishing and angling are very popular for locals and holiday-makers alike, and where boats may be chartered from.


GALLOWAY TANKS:
Galloway Tanks offers a fun driving experience in a range of British and American military vehicles - situated about 5 miles from Cults Cottage.


LOCAL VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
include:


GARDENS:
Galloway possesses some of the most beautiful Gardens in Scotland, including:


HISTORY / ARCHAEOLOGY:
Castles, Standing Stones, Whithorn Excavations, Glenluce Abbey, Museums

TOWNS & VILLAGES:
Whithorn | Wigtown | Isle of Whithorn | Port William | Newton Stewart