Places to Visit and Things to Do

orchardtonIndependent retailers, tasty cafes, bistros and restaurants, fascinating visitor centers and beautiful landscapes to explore – from a fun day out to a full fortnight’s escape there’s lots to see and do in Kirkcudbright.

Kirkcudbright and the surrounding area has one of the  highest rates of returning visitors in Scotland. This beautiful part of the country is filled with fascinating things to see and interesting things to do, a diverse range of authentic experiences and attractions created by people who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experiences with others.

Our town’s historic streets are peppered with independent owner-run shops, workshops and galleries, and it’s easy to spend many pleasurable hours browsing for that special something. For those frustrated by chain-store dominated town centers, Kirkcudbright is refreshing indeed!

Some of the very best hotels, restaurants and cafes in southern Scotland are right here in Kirkcudbright, making full use of the artisan produce, quality meats and delicious seafood that Dumfries & Galloway is renowned for. Combine such tasty ingredients with inspired chefs, welcoming hosts and a convivial atmosphere, and you can see why Kirkcudbright is such a tasty place to visit.

In Kirkcudbright itself, and in the countryside surrounding the town, are some of the very best visitor centers in Scotland; including multi award winning family focused attractions, historic buildings, museums and sporting centers. Our beautiful landscape is ripe for exploration, from shady woodland walks to sunny days at the beach, harbour side strolls to wildlife watching excursions.