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.
See also a large Click On Map for the
area Top Attractions.
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.
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
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
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