The Mull of Galloway is situated in southwest
Scotland, 85 miles southwest of Dumfries, 21 miles
south of Stranraer.
The Lighthouse and Gallie Craig Coffee House are
on the furthest south point in Scotland, now one of
the top attractions in the UK.
The Mull of Galloway is as far south as Keswick
and Middlesbrough in England.
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1830 - the 85ft high lighthouse was built by
Robert Stevenson, known as Stevenson Tower.
2004 - Gallie Craig
cafe/restaurant was built next to cliffs close to the
lighthouse. The cafe has exceptional views towards
Cumbria, Isle of Man and Ireland.
2013 - the Galloway Trust purchased the lighthouse
land and buildings, apart from the tower, from the
Northern Lighthouse Board. The buildings now serve as
a museum with tours to the top of the tower giving
amazing views in all directions.
The museum gives information on the lighthouse,
fog horn, machinery, and the people that worked
there. Check the website above for the museum opening
times throughout the year.
There are also apartments at the lighthouse
available for holidays.
By the lighthouse is the RSPB Visitor Centre,
giving information on local wildlife such as
porpoises, dolphins, Atlantic grey seals, Minke
whales, otters and many species of birds such as
Black guillemot, Kittiwake, Peregrine, and
By the RSPV Visitor Centre is the furthest south
point in Scotland. There are notice boards here
giving information on wildlife and smuggling in the
The Isle of Man was known as a smuggler's
warehouse from the 1700s, leading to vast amounts of
whisky, beer, salt and candles being transported from
the Isle of Man to remote areas of Galloway, so as
not to pay excise duty.
There are walks around the Mull with incredible
views, such as the one right, across Gallie Craig to
the Coffee House.
The sign at the lighthouse states: Land's End 318
miles, Douglas Isle of Man 38 miles, London 293
miles, Edinburgh 113 miles, John O' Groats 285 miles,
and Senegal home of the Gannets 2,800 miles.
The Mull of Galloway is about 20 miles long with
many attractions all over. You can visit all the
attractions in one day, if you know where you are
going and don't spend too long at each
The Area Click on Map shows where the attractions
are with photo pages for each attraction and map
The drive down is interesting on its own,
especially the last 2 miles on the good single lane
road through the fields full of cattle, bit like a