New Galloway village is in Galloway
southwest Scotland, 42 miles northeast of
Stranraer, 25 miles west of Dumfries.
New Galloway attracts visitors for its
cafes, golf, Loch Ken for water sports, and three
outdoor centre's Clatteringshaws, Glentrool and
Kirroughtree close by for walking,
biking, and hiking mountains such as The Merrick at
2,766 feet. This area is known as the Galloway
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for area Attractions
Camping & Touring Parks in
The image top is looking over the Park on
the north side of New Galloway.
The image second top is looking down the
The CatStrand is an
Arts Venue, Visitor Centre and Cinema on the
north side of the High Street.
The Smithy Tearoom and
Gift Shop is also on the High Street.
The Cross Keys
Hotel is in the middle of the High Street
with Rooms and a Restaurant.
Kittys Tearoom is also in the middle of the
The Town Hall is the most notable building
on the High Street, built around 1875. The
New Galloway Town
Hall can be hired for functions and
The New Galloway Golf Club
is on the south side of the Village. This is a
scenic 9 hole course that leads up into the
hills with great views.
The Kenbridge Hotel is
about 1 mile west of New Galloway, next to the
large Bridge over the River Ken. The Hotel has
a Restaurant and Campsite.
The Ken Bridge area is good River Fishing
for Salmon and Trout from July on.
About 4 miles south, on the east side of
Loch Ken, are a number of Water Sports, Holiday
Park, and Camping. Loch Ken Page.
The area west of New Galloway is popular for
its outdoor attractions such Mountains, Biking
/ Walking Centre's, and the 18 mile long
A712 Queens Way
road between New Galloway and Newton
Stewart with a Robert the Bruce battle
site, Dam, scenic Otter Pool, Deer Park, Goat
Park, Waterfalls, Hill Monument, and a Viewing
Platform over a glen. Queens Way
New Galloway History
1200s - Kenmure Castle
is built and a number of small settlements are
in the area.
1568 - the Gordon's of Kenmure Castle
supported Mary Queen of Scots, leading to the
Castle being burned after she fled to
1600s - the Village was founded by John
Gordon - Viscount of Kenmure.
1633 - the Village is granted Royal Burgh
status so it could serve as a Market Town,
becoming the smallest Royal Burgh in
The Old Edinburgh Road runs through the
Village, creating much of the trade for the
Village at that time, as it was used for
Driving Cattle south.
1650 - the Gordon's supported Charles I
during the English Civil War, leading their
Castle being burned by troops of Oliver
1715 - the 6th Viscount Gordon was beheaded
after taking part in the Jacobite Rising.
1790 - Kenmure Castle was in ruins.
1822 - Kells Parish Church is completed on
the north side of the Village.
1840s - Kenmure Castle was rebuilt as a
1875 - New Galloway Town Hall is
1950 - Kenmure Mansion
was partially destroyed by fire, it is now a
Today - the Village serves the Farming
Community and caters for Tourists visiting the
many Outdoor Attractions in the area.