Glenluce

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Glenluce is situated in Galloway southwest Scotland, 10 miles east of Stranraer, 64 miles west of Dumfries, off the A75 road.

The village is fairly quiet since the bypass was completed in 1989, now normaly visited by people on holiday at the area holiday parks, or visiting Glenluce Abbey, that is situated about 1 mile west.

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The image top is looking down the long winding Main Street, with the signs here pointing to the Whitecairn Holiday & Camping Park 1 mile north, also with touring and camping facilities, and the Three Lochs Holiday Park 7 miles north, also with fishing, touring and camping.

Glenluce Holiday Park is situated close to the village centre, behind the Crown Hotel in the mature gardens of the former 1700s Balkail Mansion of the Ross family.

The Kelvin Hotel is also situated in the village centre, across the road from the Crown Hotel. There used to be four hotels in the village, all within 100 yards of each other on the Main Street. The Crown Hotel now mainly serves as a bar.

The image right is of Old Luce Church built in 1814, close to the village centre. The church is often visited by people on the St Ninian Pilgrim Journey. The church was having the render removed in 2016, not sure if the original stonework will now be left exposed.

The Glenluce Viaduct, completed in 1861, is situated under half of a mile west of Glenluce, on the road to Glenluce Abbey. The viaduct crosses the Water of Luce and a road with eight arches, each 42ft wide, and over 50ft high.

The viaduct was opened in 1861 as part of the Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Railway, allowing trains to run between London and Stranraer, with a nightly Irish Mail service. The line was closed in 1965.

Glenluce Abbey is siutated just over 1 mile northwest of Glenluce, past the viaduct. This Cistercian monastery was founded around 1190 by Rolland, Lord of Galloway. The abbey is popular with people on the St Ninian Pilgrim Journey.

Castle of Park is a tower house completed in 1599 for Thomas Hay, under 1 mile southwest of Glenluce.

The castle was owned by the Cunningham's from the 1830s. It was restored in the 1960s by the Landmark Trust to serve as a holiday home.

The castle is said to be haunted by a monk that was murdered in the castle, and by a green lady.

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