The image top is looking north along the
main street / St John Street towards Adamson
Creetown Heritage Museum was opened in 1997,
on St John Street giving information on the
village history and local wildlife, with images
and large screen TVs. Museum Website.
Hotel is on St John Street, next to the
Square. The Hotel was built in 1898 of the
local granite stone.
The Ellangowan Hotel was used in the filming
of the 1973 horror movie The Wicker Man
with Britt Eckland, Christopher Lee, and Edward
Woodward. Most of the film was shot in
Adamson Square at the Clocktower was
remodeled in 2005 using local granite, also
with a 9 feet diameter granite Sphere. The
Japanese sculpture Hideo Furuta produced the
Sphere, and carried out much of the work on the
Square. Furuta had settled in the Creetown area
in the late 1990s, and died in 2007, aged
The War Memorial is about 50 yards north of
the Square, with the kids play area past the
The Gem Rock Museum
is on the south side of the village on Chain
Road, a few hundred yards walk uphill from the
Square, or you can drive up.
This is a popular attraction giving
information of Gems found around the world, has
a Shop with a wide range of Jewelry for sale,
and a popular Cafe /Diner.
St Joseph's Church is close to the Gem Rock
Museum on Hill Street. This Church was built in
1876 of local granite. Planning permission was
given in 2013 for the Church to be converted to
a Music Centre. The Town has an annual Music
Castle Cary Holiday
Park is about 1 mile south of Creetown. The
Park offers holiday caravans, pitches for
tents, and spots for touring vans. The Park
also has the Lairds Inn with a Restaurant.
Trout Fishery is 3 miles south.
1500s - the Town evolved at the mouth of the
River Cree where it flows into Wigtown Bay.
The Town was originally known as the
Ferrytown of Cree, as it was where you could
take a Ferry across the River Cree to the